The innovation, entrepreneurship and start-up ecosystem is rapidly advancing in the country, due to pro-active policies of Government of India like StartUpIndia, StandUpIndia, Make in India, Digital India etc. And many institutions/ departments in the country are aligning their programmes in line with the above Gol flagship programmes NRDC has been possessing all the elements in the innovation value chain like, technology sourcing, assessment of technology, technology evaluation, scale up prototype development, assistance for IPR protection, field testing, market survey, preparation of BEDP and commercial launch.
NRDC is part of StartUp India Action plan and to leverage the startup innovation ecosystem along with NRDC expertise, a guideline of incubation center at NRDC was formulated in 2017 and incubation service was started in 2018.
The incubation centre shall provide necessary guidance, tech support, infrastructure, access to investors, networking, and facilitating a host of other resources that may be required for the incubatees to survive and scale. The core objective of the incubation centre would be as follows-
Assist the incubatees in creating a sustainable, scalable & profitable business model
Provide physical infrastructure and value - added support services
Create a strong network of mentors who would provide sector specific knowledge & real world practical guidance
Conduct events and inspirational programs
Provide trainings and mentorship to entrepreneurs
Forge partnerships and networks with academia, industry, funding sources, existing incubators and others for the start - ups to leverage.
Enable access to prototyping facilities, test beds, markets, and pilot implementation for the product /services.
Build a strong team with adequate knowledge and experience in guiding start-ups, building business plans, facilitating investments, building networks etc.
NRDC Incubation Centre Guidelines (Annexure 1)
Application Form for Incubation Centre (Annexure 2)
Incubation Cum Mentoring Agreement (Annexure 3)
Investment Agreement for NRDC Incubation Centre Funding Scheme (Annexure 4)
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