Applications invited for Innovation Scholars In-Residence program at Rashtrapati Bhawan

New Delhi (NG News)
Rashtrapati Bhavan on Monday invited applications for the second batch of Innovation Scholars In-Residence Program at its premises and interested candidates can apply till November 30, 2014.

Interested applicants can apply online through the website and all Indian nationals

who have a track record of innovation and implementation of innovative ideas may apply.

“The program will commence from March, 2015 and selected Innovation Scholars will stay in Rashtrapati Bhavan for a period of two weeks,” Indian government spokesperson said.

It is pertinent to mention here that the Innovation Scholars In-Residence Scheme was launched by the President of India on December 11, 2013 with a view to promote the spirit of innovation and giving further impetus to grassroots innovation activities.

The main objective of the Scheme is to provide an environment to grassroots innovators in Rashtrapati Bhavan to work on a project in hand and take their innovative ideas forward.

It also aims to provide them with linkages to technical institutions to strengthen their capacity to innovate and to provide mentoring and support so that the innovations can be used for the progress and welfare of society.