Department Of Science And Technology Entrepreneurship

By | December 17, 2021

Department Of Science And Technology Entrepreneurship, The National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), established in 1982 by the Government of India under the aegis of the Department of Science & Technology, is an institutional mechanism to help promote knowledge driven and technology-intensive enterprises. The Board, having representations from socio-economic and scientific Ministries/Departments, aims to convert “job-seekers” into “job-generators” through Science & Technology (S&T) interventions.

Major Objectives of NSTEDB:

  • To promote and develop high-end entrepreneurship for S&T manpower as well as self-employment by utilising S&T infrastructure and by using S&T methods.
  • To facilitate and conduct various informational services relating to promotion of entrepreneurship.
  • To network agencies of the support system, academic institutions and Research & Development (R&D) organisations to foster entrepreneurship and self-employing using S&T with special focus on backward areas as well.
  • To act as a policy advisory body with regard to entrepreneurship.

The programmes are broadly classified into the following areas:

Training programmes

  • Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp (EAC)
  • Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP)
  • Faculty Development Programme (FDP)
  • Technology Based EDP (TEDP)

Institutional mechanisms for entrepreneurship development

  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centre (IEDC)
  • Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development (STED) Project
  • Science and Technology based Entrepreneurship Development (i-STED)
  • Science & Technology Entrepreneurs Park (STEP)
  • Technology Business Incubator (TBI)