NIDHI-Entrepreneur In Residence Programme

NIDHI- Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EIR) is one of the programs introduced under NIDHI meant for potential innovative entrepreneurs. The NIDHI-EIR Programme would provide extensive support in the form of a subsistence grant to an aspiring or budding entrepreneur with considerable potential to work on a promising technology business idea.

Program Details


  • A grant support of Rs. 10,000/- to Rs. 30,000/- per month for a period of 12 months.
  • Mentoring support & experts connect for product formulation, commercialization, business conceptualization, and preparing market strategy.
  • Working spaces as per the availability.

Sector Agnostic

promoting sector agnostic innovators


Fellowship for young entrepreneurs


12 months

Program Timeline


Registration Starts

18th Oct, 2023

Last Date for Application

03rd Nov, 2023


Eligibility Criteria


The applications received under the program, are subject to due diligence in the screening process. Only shortlisted participants will be notified/ informed about the final presentation to the monitoring committee.

The screening will be subject to parameters other than eligibility, such as innovation, the 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, firm and binding.

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

The approved idea/innovation will have to agree to pre-incubation/ incubation with MIIC as per its incubation policy/terms.

Screening of applications will take 6-8 weeks, from the date of closure of online applications. Only selected candidates will be notified.

No communication from MIIC within the timeframe may be deemed as a non-selection of your application for the program.

MIIC will not provide any suggestion/explanation with regard to the application that are not selected.

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