NAIN is an Entrepreneurship Development Program launched under the startup policy-2015, It focuses on creating an ecosystem to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in Karnataka. Under this scheme K-tech Innovation Hubs are established in various districts of Karnataka which are fully funded by Government of Karnataka. The students studying in different disciplines are motivated by project funding and mentoring to set up their own start-ups for self-employment.
Under NAIN the students are encouraged to identify local problems and address those problems using concepts of frugal innovation to develop appropriate technology-based solutions and working prototypes. The mentors assigned to the students help them to formulate a Business Model based on this new technology and encourage them to think like entrepreneurs. So far there are 30 K-tech Innovation Hubs in 18 Districts across Karnataka.