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National Initiative for Developing and Harnessing Innovations (NIDHI) is an umbrella program conceived and developed by the Innovation and Entrepreneurship division, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, for nurturing ideas and innovations (knowledge-based and technology-driven) into successful startups. Focused


Cyber Physical System, especially on speech, video, and text analytics focus on applications in emerging sectors.


  • Support in translating 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 Pre-incubation of potential ideas leading to venture creation.

  • Encourage young entrepreneurial aspirants who demonstrates problem solving zeal and abilities


  • Funding assistance for prototype development (upto Rs 10 lakhs )

  • Infrastructure support for prototyping and operations ( co working space, meeting rooms, conference facility)

  • Mentorship support from experts Guidance in venture creation and securing further funds

Duration: The period of prototyping support is 12 to 18 months.

Application deadline: 10.08 2022 ; Filled in applications (PDF file) may be sent to: You can download an editable application format here


  • The applications received are subject to screening process.

  • Only shortlisted participants will be notified/ informed about the final presentation to the monitoring committee.

  • Screening will be subject to the parameters other than the eligibility, such as Innovation, Potential for commercialization and venture creation, Team capability and Commitment etc.

  • The decision of the screening committee for approval and funding support will be final and binding.

  • The final decision of screening committee will be communicated only to the approved applicants via email.

  • The approved applicants will have to agree for Pre incubation/ Incubation with IIT Patna Vishlesan IHub Foundation as per its policy.

  • Screening of applications will take 4 weeks from the date of closure of online applications.

  • As only selected candidates will be notified, no communication from Incubation Centre IIT Patna within this timeframe may be deemed as non-selection of your application.

  • No suggestion/explanation with regards to the application that are not selected will be provided.

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