Are you having that one idea you think can disrupt the process and be beneficial for mankind? An idea that doesn’t allow you to sleep? If yes, NMDC Innovation and Incubation Centre is the platform which you should look up to. We’re looking for individuals having a zeal and enthusiasm for the technology and can shape a better future for the world.

Program Overview

The main goal of the NICE fellowship program is to support entrepreneurs in converting their raw ideas into a fully-functional product. The fellowship program offers the opportunity to entrepreneurs who are passionate about working on the deep tech startup idea. The program is designed to provide all the necessary support for starting a new business venture. Under the fellowship program, the fellows would get financial aid of upto INR 9.6 lakh for sustenance and prototype development. More details about program benefits can be found on the Benefits page.

I want to become a Fellow of NICE Fellowship Program, Am I eligible?

  • An individual or a team both can apply.
  • You’re having a unique innovative idea on deep technology.
  • You’re a citizen of India.
  • Your age is in between 18 to 35 years.
  • You’re a graduate; preferably from Engineering, Medical or Science background.
  • You must be willing to work fulltime with no other predictable source of income.

Areas of Preference 

  • Improving process efficiency in iron ore mining to steel value chain

  • Innovative solutions suitable in the process of dry beneficiation of iron ore & coal

  • Innovative solutions suitable for beneficiation of low/lean grade iron ore

  • Innovative solutions suitable for enhanced utility of pneumatic conveying of minerals

  • Innovative solutions for improving the process of coal gasification

  • Enhancing the safety of fleet operation during foggy weather conditions in mines

  • Enhancing the safety in underground and open cast mines

  • Innovative solutions for condition monitoring of machinery used in mining [iron ore & coal] and steel industries

  • Innovative solutions to help reduce greenhouse gases [GHG] and economic production of green energy.

  • AI/ML
  • Digital Manufacturing
  • Quantum Computing
  • Cybersecurity
  • Blockchain
  • Robotics
  • 3D Printing
  • Industry 4.0
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Autonomous Navigation
  • Biotechnology
  • AR/VR/MR
  • Sensors
  • Advanced Materials
  • IoT
  • Chip Design

I want to join the NICE Fellowship Program, what is the application procedure?

We are accepting applications.


NMDC Innovation & Incubation Centre

i-TIC Foundation  705, Academic Block C

Indian Institute of  Technology Hyderabad

NH-65, Kandi,  Sangareddy

Telangana – 502205


040 2301 6169



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