National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development
Board (NSTEDB), established by Government of India in 1982 is
an institutional mechanism, with a broad objective of promoting
gainful self-employment amongst the Science and Technology (S&T)
manpower in the country and to setup knowledge based and innovation
NSTEDB functions under the aegis of Department
of Science & Technology. It has representation from socio-economic
and scientific Departments / Ministries, premier entrepreneurship
development institutions and all India Financial Institutions.
The major objectives of NSTEDB
- To promote knowledge based and
innovation driven enterprises.
- To facilitate generation of entrepreneurship
and self-employment opportunities for S & T persons.
- To facilitate the information dissemination.
- To network with various Central &
State Government agencies for S&T based entrepreneurship
- To act as a policy advisory body to
the Government agencies for S&T based entrepreneurship
- To generate employment through technical
skill development using S & T infrastructure.
The Programmes conducted
by NSTEDB have created awareness among S&T persons to
take up entrepreneurship as a career. The academicians and researchers
have started taking a keen interest in such socially relevant
roles and have engaged themselves in several programmes initiated
by NSTEDB. About 100 organisations, most of which are
academic institutions and voluntary agencies, were drafted
in the task of entrepreneurship development and employment
Some of the major programmes/activities
undertaken by NSTEDB are elaborated on this portal. More programmes
are being evolved to suit the changing economic and market