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.


About the Program

  • Provides early stage support for entrepreneurs.
  • Stipend of upto 30,000 will be granted to the lead entrepreneur for a period up to 12-18 months
  • Seed fund upto 25 lakhs (Upon achieving the milestones assigned)
  • Access to labs
  • Acceleration

Who can apply?

  • Only full-time entrepreneurs can apply
  • Entrepreneurs with a business model and no established company can apply
  • Entrepreneurs who have a company but no revenue/investment can apply.
  • Students who are graduating in 2019 can apply.
  • Proposed solution must have AI/ML/VR/AR/Robotics powered tech.

Check your eligibility

What does the program provide above the grant?

  • Program provides incubator type support
  • Program provides access to the best mentor network.
  • Program provides access to IIIT-H’s cutting-edge research and its professors(Ref IIIT Labs website and technology catalog

What happens after you apply?

  • Our team will get in touch all shortlisted candidates, generally within a week of applying
  • The shortlisted candidates will then go through a screening interview with selection committee