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.
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.
act as a policy advisory body with regard