CALL OPEN : 20 MAY TO 20 JUNE 2023 !!

Call for Proposals for NIDHI PRAYAS Round 5 !!

National Initiative for Developing and Harnessing Innovations (NIDHI) is an umbrella programme conceived and developed by the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India, for nurturing ideas and innovations (knowledge-based and technology-driven) into successful start-ups.

Under this initiative, DST has launched NIDHI- Promoting and Accelerating Young and ASpiring innovators & startups (NIDHI-PRAYAS) program. The program caters to idea-stage entrepreneurs with a physical product offering, who require support for prototyping. It would also facilitate the innovators with the Physical infrastructure, Technical Guidance, Business Mentorship etc.

Avail Grant – in – aid upto Rs. 10 lakhs for prototype development under NIDHI – PRAYAS program

Objectives of PRAYAS Prototyping Grant

  • Enable translation of an innovative idea to a prototype.

  • Provide a platform for faster experimentation and modify approaches in the idea to market journey.

  • Generate innovative solutions relevant to the local and global problems.

  • Attract a large number of youth who demonstrates problem solving zeal and abilities

  • A pre-incubation program or pipeline activity leading to startup incubation. Ideal end point is venture creation and development.