National Research Development Corporation (NRDC)-National Meritorious Invention Awards - 2017
National Research Development Corporation (NRDC) provides Tax Free Cash Awards in the following three categories to stimulate the spirit of inventiveness among the scientific, technical persons, industrial workers, technicians, artisans, craftsman and students in order to recognize the creative talent which could be harnessed to benefit the Nation.
National Innovation Award of the Year:
IP Driven Innovation
Innovation in High Tech Area
Number of Awards: 2 (Max.)
Amount of Award: Rs. 5 lakh (Each)
National Societal Innovation Award of the Year:
Number of Awards: 3 (Max.)
Amount of Award: Rs. 3 lakh (Each)
National Budding Innovators Award of the Year [FOR STUDENTS ONLY]
Student(s) registered for Bachelors or Masters in Academic or Research Institutions, Universities or affiliated Colleges at the time of applying.
Maximum age limit is 28 Years
The application should be forwarded through Head of the Institution
Number of Awards: 5 (Max.)
Amount of Award: Rs. 1 lakh (Each)
How to Apply:
Log-on to NRDC Website ( and Register yourself to gain access to the forms.
After filling all the details in the given fields and attaching the relevant documents press the submit button to complete the online submission.
A link to download the filled application will be provided to download the pdf file for printing.
Take printout of the filled application form. Get the signature(s) of the Applicant(s) and Head of the Organisation. Put the rubber stamp/seal of the Head of the Institution/Organisation. Send two hard copies of the filled and signed application from to NRDC Office by Post.
The printed application form signed by the Applicant(s) and Head of the Institution/Organisation along withthe necessary details and the photographs in the prescribed format should reach the NRDC office on or before January 22, 2018, 5:30 pm.
Please click on the “Register” button to submit your invention and Click on the “Awarded Inventions” button to know the previous inventions.
About National Research Development Corporation (NRDC)
National Research Development Corporation (NRDC) was established in 1953 by the Government of India, with the primary objective to promote, develop and commercialise the technologies / know-how / inventions / patents / processes emanating from various national R&D institutions / Universities and is presently working under the administrative control of the Dept. of Scientific & Industrial Research, Ministry of Science & Technology.
During the past six decade of its existence and in pursuance of its corporate goals, NRDC has forged strong links with the scientific and industrial community in India and abroad and developed a wide network of research institutions, academia and industry and made formal arrangements with them for the commercialization of know-how developed in their laboratories and is now recognized as a large repository of wide range of technologies spread over almost all areas of industries, viz. Agriculture and Agro-processing, Chemicals including Pesticides, Drugs and Pharmaceuticals, Bio Technology, Metallurgy, Electronics and Instrumentation, Building Materials, Mechanical, Electrical and Electronics etc. It has licensed the indigenous technology to more than 4800 entrepreneurs and helped to establish a large number of small and medium scale industries.
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