Project funded by National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB)
Department of Science and Technology, Government of India
i-STED program is the endeavor of National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board(NSTEDB) of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) to work with organizations which specializes in scaling up and translation of various market feasible technological innovations by promoting entrepreneurship and innovation led enterprises.
The i-STED program aims to identify challenges and issues in an area/industry/cluster and its solutions based on technological interventions and innovative approaches. These solutions are further aligned with entrepreneurial opportunities to generate socio-economic development. The projects under the program aim to demonstrate better avenues for creation of sustainable enterprises and generation of jobs connected with the proposed technological solutions.
Development Alternatives (DA), the world’s first social enterprise dedicated to sustainable development, is a research and action organization striving to deliver socially equitable, environmentally sound and economically scalable development outcomes. DA’s green technology innovations for habitat, water, energy and waste management, which deliver basic needs and generate sustainable livelihoods, have reduced poverty and rejuvenated natural ecosystems in the most backward regions of India.
Foundation for MSME Clusters (FMC) is a pioneering organization specializing in promoting of MSMEs through cluster and value chain led development. Established as a trust in June 2005, FMC has experience of working directly and indirectly with over 100,000 MSMEs in around 200 clusters in over 15 other countries across the globe. FMC has its corporate office in Delhi and branch/representative offices in the states of Punjab, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Telangana, Odisha and West Bengal.