To encourage the creative and innovative potential of the people, especially the youth of this country, an ‘In-Residence’ Programme at the Rashtrapati Bhavan was initiated and open up Rashtrapati Bhavan for greater participation and involvement of common man in its activities, an Innovation Scholars In-Residence Programme was launched in December, 2013. Shri Pranab Mukherjee, the President of India, is a firm believer that creativity and innovation are essential both for human happiness and development. Qualities of contemplation; introspection and reflection are a must for healthy growth of body and mind. The details of the Scheme were placed on the website of the President of India, wherein online application forms were made available. After following necessary procedure, five innovators were selected, who stayed at Rashtrapati Bhavan for a period of 20 days from 01 July – 20 July, 2014.
Second batch of Innovation Scholars In-Residence Programme – The second batch of Innovation Scholars In-Residence Programme will commence from 07 March, 2015 and applications are made open with effect from 01 November, 2014. Online Applications are invited from interested applicants through the website of the President of India. All Indian nationals who have a track record of innovation and implementation of innovative ideas can apply. A Committee will screen the applications and shortlist names for selection as an “Innovation Scholar in-Residence”.
For further details and Application Form, you may visit the website of the President of India – www.presidentofindia.gov.in. A link for the online application form is also given below – http://presidentofindia.nic.in/innovresi.htm ,the last date for submitting online applications is 30 November, 2014. Please note that Venture Center is not associated with this award. The above information is only to encourage innovators to participate in such awards and programs.