DST NIDHI PRAYAS

Brief Description

The NIDHI-PRAYAS Program aims to give young and aspiring innovators prototype funding to turn Proof-of-Concept into a prototype for a product that has potential for commercialization. An innovator or entrepreneur may receive funding support up to Rs 10 lakhs.

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Sector Focus

The priority areas for supporting innovations under NIDHI PRAYAS program are manufacturing, agriculture, healthcare, clean-tech, energy, water and Internet of Things (IOT) and other technology areas.

Projects related to Pure Software development, Ecommerce, Service, App based solutions, beyond prototype level cannot be supported under NIDHI-PRAYAS.

BENEFITS

    • Funding for hardware prototype development upto Rs 10 Lakhs.
    • Access to Labs and mentorship.
    • TIDES Co-working space.
    • Incubation at TIDES, IITR.
    • Assistance with tasks connected to business development, legal compliance, and IP management.
Objective
    • Translation of an innovative idea to a hardware working prototype.
    • To provide a platform for faster experimentation and modify approaches in the idea to market journey.
    •  To generate innovative solutions relevant to the local and global problems.
Eligibility
    • Any individual applying for PRAYAS has to be an Indian Citizen with a government approved proof of nationality such as a valid passport, voter’s id etc.
    • The applicant should be in the age group of minimum of 18 years, as on date of application
    • To know complete eligibility process, please download: Eligibility Criteria
Duration
    • Duration of Program is 12 to 18 months
Call For Application

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