National Meritorious Invention Awards – 2017

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National Meritorious Invention Awards – 2017

NRDC is engaged in the development, promotion and transfer of technologies emanating from various national R&D institutions/universities and has transferred technologies/IPs/innovations to about 5000 entrepreneurs/start-ups/SMEs in India and abroad. NRDC on behalf of Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, has been giving tax-free cash awards annually to the inventors for their meritorious innovations so that the creative talent of individuals could be harnessed for the benefit of the nation.

To promote innovative scientific endeavour among the Indian Nationals, online applications are invited for NATIONAL MERITORIOUS INVENTION AWARDS OF THE YEAR 2017 (Instituted in the year 1973), in the following categories:

National Innovation Award
• For IP Driven Innovation
• Innovation in High Tech Areas
(Maximum number of awards: 2, Amount: Rs. 5 lakh each, Trophy & Certificate)

National Societal Innovation Award
• For Innovations in the area of Agriculture. Environment, Rural Milieu, Energy
(Maximum number of awards: 3, Amount:Rs. 3 lakh each, Trophy & Certificate)

National Budding Innovators Award
• Students registered for Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree Program
• Maximum age limit: 28 years
(Maximum number of awards: 5, Amount: Rs. 1 lakh each, Trophy & Certificate)

National NRDC Licensee Award
• Only for NRDC Active Lincensee
• For successful commercialization of NRDC licensed technologies
(Maximum number of awards: 1, Amount: Rs. 2 lakh each, Trophy & Certificate)

For further details and submission of online applications visit NRDC website:

Last date for receipt of applications: 31st December, 2017

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