The National Innovation Foundation (NIF) – India, is India's national initiative to strengthen the grassroots technological innovations and outstanding traditional knowledge. Its mission is to help India become a creative and knowledge-based society by expanding policy and institutional space for grassroots technological innovators.

NIF scouts, supports and spawns' grassroots innovations developed by individuals and local communities in any technological field, helping in human survival without any help from formal sector. It also tries to ensure that such innovations diffuse widely through commercial and/or non-commercial channels, generating material or non-material incentives for them and others involved in the value chain.

Due to growing impact of COVID-19 on the country in recent weeks, the 8th NLEPC is postponed to a future date.
COVID impacted everyone, including the participating students of 8th NLEPC and their families, teachers, and schools. Right now their focus and priorities are aligned towards well-being and minimising the impact of pandemic on their nearest and dearest.
Once normalcy is restored, the future dates would be announced.