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The President of India - Shri Ram Nath Kovind
INNOVATION SCHOLARS IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAMME (FIFTH BATCH)

Introduction

Creativity and innovation are essential, both for human happiness and development. Qualities of contemplation; introspection and reflection are a must for healthy growth of body and mind. In pursuance of this thinking and to encourage the creativity and innovative potential of the people, especially the youth of this country, an ‘In-Residence’ programme at the Rashtrapati Bhavan was initiated.

2. The Rashtrapati Bhavan is a people’s place. The ‘In-Residence’ programme has taken the continuing engagement of Rashtrapati Bhavan with the people to the next level.

3. As part of the ‘In-Residence’ programme envisaged to encourage the creative and innovative potential of people and open-up Rashtrapati Bhavan for greater participation and involvement of common man in its activities, few schemes were launched in December, 2013, amongst which one was to welcome to scholars to stay in Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Objectives

4. With a view to promote the spirit of innovation and give further impetus to the grassroots innovation activities, the Innovation Scholars In-Residence programme was launched. The objectives of the programme are:

(i) To provide an environment to innovators in Rashtrapati Bhavan to work on a project in hand and take their innovation ideas forward;

(ii) To provide the linkages with technical, financial institutions and industry association to the selected innovators to strengthen their capacity to innovate; and

(iii) To provide mentoring and support so that the innovations can be used for the progress and welfare of the society.

5. A Steering Committee will select candidates for the programme.

6. For the terms of reference of the committeeplease click here.

7. For details of Innovation Scholars of previous In-Residence Programme please click here.

APPLICATION FORM FOR THE FIFTH BATCH OF IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAMME FOR INNOVATORS

8. The fifth batch of In-Residence Programme for Innovators will be held from 19-23 March, 2018. The duration of the stay of the Innovators at Rashtrapati Bhavan will be for a period of 05 days commencing from the date of inauguration of the Festival of Innovations & Entrepreneurship (FINE-2018) i.e. 19th March, 2018.

9. Applications are invited from interested applicants through the website of the President of India: www.presidentofindia.nic.in. All Indian nationals who have a track record of innovation and implementation of innovative ideas may apply. The committee as mentioned in paragraphs 5-6 will screen the applications and shortlist names for selection as an ‘In-Residence programme for Innovators’. The decision of the Committee in all matters relating to selection will be final.

10. Interested persons may apply in the prescribed format available on the website of the President of India: www.presidentofindia.nic.in. The duly filled-in application along with relevant attachments and a photograph may be submitted online by clicking the link given below:

APPLICATION FORM FOR THE FIFTH BATCH OF IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAMME FOR INNOVATORS

The last date for receipt of online application is 28th February 2018.

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