National Research Development Corporation (NRDC) National Meritorious Invention Awards – 2019

Last date for Receipt of Complete Online Application: 31st October, 2019
National Research Development Corporation (NRDC)-National Meritorious Invention Awards - 2019

National Research Development Corporation (NRDC) gives Tax Free Cash Awards to Indian Nationals every year for meritorious inventions in three Categories, i.e., National Innovation Award, National Societal Innovation Award and National Budding Innovators Award under Programme for Inspiring Inventors and Innovators (PIII) a DSIR Grants-in-Aid Programme to recognize and encourage inventive talent in the Country and to stimulate the spirit of inventiveness among the scientists, technical persons, industrial workers, technicians, artisans, craftsman and students which could be harnessed for the benefit of the Nation. These awards are selected by NRDC Prize Awards Committee in their meetings.

1. National Innovation Award of the Year

  • IP Driven Innovation

  • Premium Innovation

  • Innovation in High Tech Area

    • Number of Awards: 2 (Max.)

    • Amount of Award: Rs. 5 lakh (Each)

 

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The innovation should be a novel process/product or new application of an existing process/ technology that creates value and improves performance. It should represent a new and creative approach in dealing with problems or issues. These awards are focused on recognizing an innovative approach to deliver economic, environmental, technological viability with social feasibility and industrial applicability.

  • Mere theoretical hypotheses, concepts still in the idea or development stage, or perceptions like that of perpetual motion machines are not eligible for consideration.

  • The patent application of the Innovation should have been published or patent has been granted at the time of submitting the application. Mere filing of patent application does not qualify for consideration.

  • In terms of the intellectual property (IP) or embodied skills, the innovation should be substantially developed and owned by the applicant.

  • Publication of Patent Application should not be older than ten years from 1st June 2019.

  • Design, Copyright, Trademark, Geographical Indication and Paper Publication will not be eligible for applying for NRDC National Innovation Awards 2019

 

Who can Apply:

  • The awards will be given only to the individual/ team who contribute to the innovation, and not to the organization.

  • Only Indian nationals working in India can apply.

  • NRDC employees, Prize Award Committee members and their families are not eligible.

 

2. National Societal Innovation Award of the Year

  • Agriculture

  • Environment

  • Rural

  • Energy

  • Medical

  • Any Other Discipline/Field/Area Having Social impact/importance

    • Number of Awards: 3 (Max.)

    • Amount of Award: Rs. 3 lakh (Each)

 

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The innovation should either be a new product, process or an innovative improvement of an existing product/ process so as to increase its utility by enhancing advantages and improvement in performance for the benefit of the society.

  • The innovation should have been successfully translated in to practice with recognizable impact on society.

  • Mere theoretical hypothesis, concepts still in the idea or development stage and perceptions like that of perpetual motion machines are not eligible for consideration.

  • The innovation should have contributed towards improving the quality of life or alleviation of drudgery of people, or helped in employment generation and achieving social and economical transformation.

 

Who can Apply:

  • The awards will be given only to the individual/ team who contribute to the innovation, and not to the organization.

  • Only Indian nationals working in India can apply.

  • NRDC employees, Prize Award Committee members and their families are not eligible.

 

3. 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)

 

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The innovation should either be an original or an improvement on existing product/process so as to increase its utility by enhancing advantages and improvement in performance.

  • Mere theoretical hypotheses or concepts still in an idea or development stage, and perceptions like that of perpetual motion machines are not eligible for consideration.

 

Who Can Apply:

  • Student(s) registered for Bachelors, Masters or Doctoral Degree in academic or research Institutions, Universities or affiliated colleges at the time of applying for the award are eligible. Proof in support of the same shall have to be submitted.

  • Student(s) not exceeding the age limit of 28 years as on 31st of December in the calendar year previous to the year of the award are eligible for this award. Proof of age shall have to be submitted.

  • The awards will be given only to the individual/ team who contribute to the innovation, and not to the organization.

  • Only Indian nationals can apply.

  • NRDC employees, Prize Award Committee members and their families are not eligible.

 

Selection Procedure:

The awards are given annually on the recommendations of the Prize Award Committee comprising eminent scientists, technologists and specialists in diverse areas of science and technology. The applications received by the Corporation are evaluated by the Expert Screening Committee (ESC) comprising eminent scientists, technologists and specialists working in Government organizations, research organizations, educational institutions and corporate’s recommendations. The Prize Award Committee reviews the comments received from the Expert Screening Committee in the respective fields and decides the Awards based on their own assessment.

 

How to Apply:

  • Log-on to NRDC Website (http://awards.nrdc.in/) and Register yourself to gain access to the Online Application 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.

 

Important Dates:

  • Last date for Receipt of Complete Online Application is 31st October,2019 5:30 pm

  • 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 10th November, 2019, 5:30 pm.

 

Please click on the “Submit your Innovation” button to submit your invention and Click on the “Notification” button to know more.

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 commercialisation of know-how developed in their laboratories and is now recognised 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 then 4800 entrepreneurs and helped to establish a large number of small and medium scale industries.

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