National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board


The National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), established in 1982 by the Government of India under the aegis of Department of Science & Technology, is an institutional mechanism to help promote knowledge driven and technology intensive enterprises. The Board, having representations from socio-economic and scientific Ministries/Departments, aims to convert "job-seekers" into "job-generators" through Science & Technology (S&T) interventions.

Major Objectives of NSTEDB:

  • To promote and develop high-end entrepreneurship for S&T manpower as well as self-employment by utilising S&T infrastructure and by using S&T methods.
  • To facilitate and conduct various informational services relating to promotion of entrepreneurship.
  • To network agencies of the support system, academic institutions and Research & Development (R&D) organisations to foster entrepreneurship and self-employing using S&T with special focus on backward areas as well.
  • To act as a policy advisory body with regard to entrepreneurship.

The programmes are broadly classified into the following areas:

Training programmes

Institutional mechanisms for entrepreneurship development

Information dissemination

For more details/ formats and guidelines on the NSTEDB and related programmes, please visit our websites

Project List Year Wise
2004-05[PDF]224.37 KB 2005-06[PDF]222.18 KB 2006-07[PDF]233.36 KB 2007-08[PDF]624.39 KB 2008-09[PDF]483.7 KB 2009-10[PDF]112.75 KB


For more information Contact :

Dr. Anita Gupta
Adviser, Member Secretery
National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB)
Department of Science&Technology
Technology Bhawan
New Mehrauli Road
New Delhi-110 016.
Telefax: 011-26523977
Email: anigupta[at]nic[dot]in