The 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
To promote and develop high-end entrepreneurship for S&T manpower as
well as self-employment by utilizing the S&T infrastructure and by
using S&T methods.
To facilitate and conduct various informational services relating to the promotion of entrepreneurship.
To network agencies of the support system, academic institutions, and
Research & Development (R&D) organizations to foster
entrepreneurship and self-employing using S&T with a special focus
on backward areas as well.
To act as a policy advisory body with regard to entrepreneurship.