Designation/Position- DST – NIDHI Accelerator Program
NSTEDB, DST invites application for DST – NIDHI Accelerator Program from eligible and interested candidates
About- To promote and strengthen Science & Technology Entrepreneurship, the NSTEDB, DST has been funding various programmes and projects on a regular basis. NIDHI Accelerators are positioned as postincubation initiatives linked with the existing incubators to supplement, complement the scaling up of the start-up value chain.
Research/Job Area- Science & Technology
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This programme will be mainly conducted by various TBIs and incubators which are – TBIs previously funded or currently funded by DST or any other central or state government agencies are eligible to apply, with a minimum 3 years in existence, having nurtured and incubated at least 20 startups in multiple domains
TBIs previously funded or currently funded by DST or any other central or state government agencies are eligible to apply, with a minimum 3 years in existence, having nurtured and incubated at least 20 startups in multiple domains.
NSTEDB, DST would encourage its existing TBIs and other incubators to extensively adopt and evolve the accelerator model. NIDHI Accelerator is aimed to help aspiring entrepreneurs in the country, including the ventures already being incubated at TBIs, to be guided in a rigorous and more structured manner, through a deep mentoring process and access to funding and market networks. NIDHI accelerators are positioned for accelerating startups that have made significant progress in terms of market validation and are at the growth and scale-up stage.
Therefore, to run this programme it is proposed to provide funding support upto INR. 40 lakh for conducting acceleration programs for startups to existing TBI’s and incubators supported/funded by DST or any other government agencies. Proposals are invited for the above program.
How to Apply-
Proposals are invited from eligible TBIs and incubators interested in conducting above programme during the financial year 2021-22 under the aegis of NSTEDB, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India. Interested eligible TBIs and incubators need to submit proposals as per the
prescribed format uploaded on the website (https://onlinedst.gov.in).
Eligible TBIs/Incubators having interest in conducting the program during the financial year 2021-22 under the aegis of NSTEDB, Department of Science & Technology, need to submit their online proposal(s) as per the prescribed format on or before the last date of receiving proposals. The prescribed format can be downloaded from https://onlinedst.gov.in