New Delhi, November 4: Rashtrapati Bhavan has invited applications from Indian nationals who have a track record of innovation and implementation of innovative ideas for the second batch of innovation scholars in-residence programme, an official statement said Monday. "All Indian nationals who have a track record of innovation and implementation of innovative ideas may apply. The programme will commence from March 2015 and selected innovation scholars will stay in Rashtrapati Bhavan for a period of two weeks," a Rashtrapati Bhavan communique said.
The Innovation Scholars In-Residence Scheme was launched by President Pranab Mukherjee Dec 11, 2013, with a view to promoting the spirit of innovation and giving further impetus to grassroots innovation activities. "The main objective of the scheme is to provide an environment to grassroots innovators in Rashtrapati Bhavan to work on a project in hand and take their innovative ideas forward," the statement said.
"It also aims to provide them with linkages to technical institutions to strengthen their capacity to innovate and to provide mentoring and support so that the innovations can be used for the progress and welfare of society," it added. Those interested can apply online through the website www.presidentofindia.nic.in. The last date for receipt of application is Nov 30.