IIIT Hyderabad EIR – Program


Under NIDHI – EIR Scheme



Entrepreneurship In Residence (EIR) Fellowship program

Entrepreneur In Residence (EIR) is a co-creation model to enable entrepreneurs to leverage research output from IIIT – H labs leading to deep tech startups with social or commercial applications.


The selected EIR would be given a stipend up to a sum of 30,000 per month and EIR will be supported up to a maximum of 12 months (Conditions Apply).

EIR Selection Process

Stage 1


  • Announcement of EIR Cohort by CIE – IIIT Hyderabad
  • Online application submission by EIR candidates.
  • Candidates shortlisted for idea validation Bootcamp (Nominal Fee Applicable)


Stage 2


  • Candidates Attend Idea pre-scheduled Idea validation Bootcamp.
  • Bootcamp pass outs reviewed in person by CIE selection committee.
  • Formal Enrollment into the EIR program.

Important note

  • EIR idea should be deep tech in nature
  • Idea should leverage technologies available from IIIT Research labs.
    (Ref IIIT Labs website https://www.iiit.ac.in and technology catalog https://tto.iiit.ac.in).
  • EIR should be a full- time founder.
  • EIR is not applicable for registered startup / organization.

Check your eligibility