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NIDHI-EIR support aspirant should fulfil all the following requirements:
  • Should to be committed to exploring a business idea. Typical NIDHI-EIR needing the support is a first generation innovative entrepreneur, who has no prior source of income. NIDHI-EIR support recipient should not treat this support as a stop gap arrangement to support them in their academic pursuits or transition between jobs.
  • Should demonstrate his/her ability to build a scalable technology business startup.
  • Should propose one technology business idea in a prescribed format.
  • Is expected to pursue their entrepreneurial aspirations full time. NIDHI-EIR cannot be concurrent with any other remuneration or fellowship.
  • Cannot be the promoter or significant (>10%) share holder / beneficiary of another company at the time of applying for and receiving the grant approval
  • Should be/willing to be registered for the pre-incubation or incubation program at the TBI for the entire duration of NIDHI-EIR support.
  • Preference shall be given for a) technology business ideas with larger technology uncertainties and/ or long gestation periods, b) technology business ideas leveraging technology or IP from publicly funded research or academic organizations, c) technology business ideas with considerable potential for social impact.
  • Entrepreneurs pursuing business ideas with no or marginal technology innovation or those with very short journey (i.e less than 6 months) to commercialization are discouraged to apply.
  • Should have a formal business plan for the idea they intend to pursue and a business presentation including the investment proposal.
  • Once the NIDHI-EIR recipient raises funding or investments for their business ideas/ potential start ups from other source, the grant support shall be discontinued from the date of receipt of the first tranche of funds.
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