National Initiative for Developing and Harnessing Innovations (NIDHI) is an umbrella programme conceived and developed by the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, for nurturing ideas and innovations (knowledge-based and technology-driven) into successful Industrial Deep-Tech startups. NIDHI-PRomotion and Acceleration of Young and Aspiring technology entrepreneurs (NIDHI-PRAYAS) – Support from Idea to Prototype, is the scheme under NIDHI, aimed at addressing the gap in the very early stage idea/ proof of concept funding. The NIDHI-PRAYAS program focuses on addressing the idea to prototype funding gap.

The startups and innovators selected under this scheme by FORGE i.e, the prayasees would get access to buyer companies, infrastructure, innovation grant and mentorship as mentioned in the ‘FORGE ADVANTAGE’ section.

Granted by

Innovation grants upto
₹ 10 lakhs

Announcement of Screening Results
5th of all months



Selection Process



Selection Process




Forge Advantage

For more details contact

Dinesh S

Email: dinesh@forgeforward.in
Contact: +91 95978 37486

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