Event Dates

30 - 31 August 2018
NIRD&PR, Hyderabad.

New Registration is closed.      New Only shortlisted candidates will be informed by mail/phone.     
New All shortlisted candidates must bring the confirmation letter sent by NIRD&PR as a proof.
New Please note that only the number of people mentioned in the letter will be allotted accommodation.
New Please note that only those shortlisted candidates will be allowed to exhibit their work at the event.

RISC is a forward thinking platform for budding ideas / solutions, rural innovators and start-ups to RISE. A two day conclave at NIRD&PR, Hyderabad in the memory of late Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam who encouraged and championed the cause of innovations / technology from rural for rural transformation.

About RISC 2018

Rural Innovators Start-up Conclave (RISC) will provide a launch field platform to a wide array of budding Ideas, rural innovators and aspirant startups to showcase their design idea/ innovations /technology/ pitch and talk about their innovation and get an opportunity for learning and mentoring support.

The RISC-2018 will bring together the most forward-thinking experts / scholars to unlock new potentials and provide guidance for upscaling and motivate for self sustainability. The event will be attended by representatives from Technical institutions, Government departments supporting incubation, Non-Government agencies and most importantly by the Business Developers, Venture Capitalists, Angel Investors and other players from entrepreneurial ecosystem. The Start-up Conclave for Rural Innovations is the first of its kind to nurture proven rural innovations and budding potential start-ups. The event will recognize the best design Idea / solution with Prototype or poster, Innovators and Start-ups for Acceleration.



  • Display & demonstration of innovations, technologies, products and posters by the innovators, startups and RIDe participants;
  • Panel discussions on Tool Design, Innovative Packaging, marketing and Funding guidance;
  • Experience sharing by RISC-2017 awardees;
  • Platform for Display, Demonstration and Recognition, ;
  • Pitching by innovators, startups, RIDe participants selected by Jury;
  • Network with Incubators, business support agencies and financial institutions;
RISC 2017 Report

Domain themes

Hand full of Ideas for Rural Transformation

Opportunities for School childern / College students / Innovators / Technologists / Entrepreneurs / General public with right RURAL solutions to win network and get supported from India's premier institutions.

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Become a Change Maker

Join hand with us to make a chain of handholding network for rural mega mind innovators / technologist / solutions givers who are need of forward-thinker and giving a ray of hope for budding ideas of self sustaining generation.

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