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INAE- Young Entrepreneur Award-2020

INAE-Young Entrepreneur Award-2020
The last date of the receipt of nomination is 30th June, 2020
INAE-Young Entrepreneur Award-2020

INAE encourages inventions, scientific investigations and research, and promotes their application for development of all sectors of the national economy.

The INAE young Entrepreneur Award is instituted to encourage and recognize innovation and entrepreneurship among Young Engineers. The engineering innovations/inventions/concepts that have been actually realized and implemented in industry either in new processes or products would be given preference.

Engineering Disciplines:

Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering & Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Mining, Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, Energy Engineering and Interdisciplinary Engineering & Special fields

Call for Nominations:

The nominations would be sought from Fellows/CEOs/Directors/Heads of industry, R&D organizations, Engineering institutions and Departments. Self-nomination is not permitted.


Any citizen of India not older than 45 years as on the 1st of January 2020.

Criteria: Both innovation and entrepreneurship together would be considered important and young innovators from Academia/Research organization or Industry whose novel engineering/technology ideas have been translated into successful startup enterprises would be given preference.

Validity: A nomination is valid for one year only. In case candidate is not selected during the year, there is no provision for nomination to be carried forward for the next year, however re-nomination is permitted.

Awards and Grants:

The award would carry a citation and a cash prize of Rs 2 lakhs to the selected individual candidate or to be shared by the group of individuals not exceeding three persons. Upto two awards would be given every year.

How to Apply:

In view of the unprecedented global crisis due to the pandemic caused by Covid-19 virus, the submission of the prescribed Nomination Form and all supporting documents are being accepted through email as a pdf file to INAE ( as a special provision only for this year.

In case lockdown is lifted and postal and courier services are resumed in your area, you may also forward the ink-signed copy of nomination in the prescribed Proforma at the following address:

Lt. Col Shobhit Rai (Retd)
Deputy Executive Director
Indian National Academy of Engineering
6th Floor, Unit No. 604-609
SPAZE I-Tech Park,Tower A,
Sector 49, Sohna Road
Gurgaon, Haryana (India) – 122018

Phone: 0124-4239480, Fax: 0124-4239481


Selection Procedure:

There would be a two-tier selection process wherein the initial shortlisting would be done by the Selection Committee. The shortlisted candidates would be then called for presentation to the Selection Committee. The Selection Committee would recommend the nominee for conferment of the Young Entrepreneur Award. In case no nomination is found suitable, no award would be conferred during that year.

Presentation of the award:

The awardees will be invited for the INAE Annual Convention being held in December each year wherein they would be conferred with the Award and may be invited to make the presentation of their work.

Important Dates:

  • The last date of the receipt of nomination is 30th August, 2020.

Please click on the "Nomination Form" button to download nomination form and click on the "Previous Awardees" button for all previous award winners.

Recipients of Young Entrepreneur Award: 2019

  • Mr. Suteerth Tripathi and Ms. Shivani Gupta, Inochi Care Private Limited, New Delhi.

  • Mr. Prakhar Jain and Mr. Usama Ahmed Abbasi, MicroX Labs (Pratimesh Labs Pvt Ltd)

About Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE)

The Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) founded in 1987 comprises India’s most distinguished engineers, engineer-scientists and technologists covering the entire spectrum of engineering disciplines, and functions as an apex body to promote and advance the practice of engineering and technology and the related sciences and disciplines in India and their application to problems of national importance.

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