KSUM invites applications for NIDHI-EIR fellowship
The programme is exclusively for budding SC/ST entrepreneurs
Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) has invited applications from aspiring young entrepreneurs from Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe categories for the fellowship programme under the National Initiative for Developing and Harnessing Innovations Entrepreneurs-in- Residence (NIDHI-EIR) of Government of India, which commences on July 1.
NIDHI-EIR programme, launched by National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), Government of India, is meant for encouraging graduates to take up entrepreneurship by providing fellowship with a monthly stipend up to Rs 30,000.
KSUM is one of the startup incubators selected as a Programme Execution Partner (PEP) under NIDHI-EIR programme from all over India. The programme aims at providing guidance, mentorship, lab access and stipend to promote student entrepreneurship.
Under the scheme, a stipend up to Rs 30,000 per month would be provided for one year to selected candidates for pursuing a promising technology business idea in medtech, hardware and robotics, cleantech and innovative technology solutions.
Selected fellows will also get mentoring, access to prototyping labs, guidance and networking opportunities, and opportunities to get incubated in KSUM Incubators located in Trivandrum, Kochi and Kozhikode.