Entrepreneurship In Residence (EIR) Fellowship program at IIIT Hyderabad

Entrepreneurship In Residence (EIR) Fellowship program at IIIT Hyderabad

Organization: IIIT Hyderabad

Apply By: No Deadline

Fellowship title: Entrepreneurship In Residence (EIR) Fellowship program at IIIT Hyderabad


Entrepreneur In Residence (EIR) is a co-creation model to enable entrepreneurs to leverage research output from IIIT – H labs leading to deep tech startups with social or commercial applications.

The selected EIR would be given a stipend up to a sum of 30,000 per month and EIR will be supported up to a maximum of 12 months

EIR Selection Process

Stage 1

  • Announcement of EIR Cohort by CIE – IIIT Hyderabad
  • Online application submission by EIR candidates.
  • Candidates shortlisted for idea validation Bootcamp (Nominal Fee Applicable)

Stage 2

  • Candidates Attend Idea pre-scheduled Idea validation Bootcamp.
  • Bootcamp pass outs reviewed in person by CIE selection committee.
  • Formal Enrollment into the EIR program.

Important note

EIR idea should be deep tech in nature

  • Idea should leverage technologies available from IIIT Research labs.
  • (Ref IIIT Labs website https://www.iiit.ac.in  and technology catalog https://tto.iiit.ac.in ).
  • EIR should be a full- time founder.
  • EIR is not applicable for registered startup / organization.

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%) shareholder/beneficiary of another company at the time of applying for and receiving the grant approval

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