The conclave will be held at the institute campus at Rajendranagar here. It will serve as a platform to showcase a wide array of budding entrepreneurs, rural innovators and aspirant start-ups to demonstrate their design ideas, innovations, technologies, pitch and get an opportunity to receive learning and mentoring support.
Being introduced in the memory of former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, RISC 2019 seeks to provide a platform to innovators and entrepreneurs to showcase their innovations and connect them with potential funding and network support.
The themes of the conclave are Agriculture & Allied Activities, Green Energy Solution, Waste to Wealth, Health & Elderly Care, Drinking Water & Sanitation, Sustainable Housing and Sustainable Livelihood.
The best innovations and start-ups identified will be awarded cash prizes of Rs 100,000 for start-ups and Rs 50,000 for innovators, besides a fellowship for one-year to participate in tailor-made workshops on themes such as design, packaging, marketing.
"The RISC programme aims to provide critical support to innovators from rural areas who know these issues better than anyone else to work towards addressing these challenges," said W.R. Reddy, Director General, NIRDPR.
The conclave will be attended by representatives from technical institutions, government departments supporting incubation, non-government agencies and most importantly by the business developers, venture capitalists, angel investors and other players from the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
NIRDPR invites nominations from innovators, start-ups and students online, till August 30.
( With inputs from IANS )