Startup Awareness and Leadership Training (SALT)

Startup Awareness and Leadership Training is a training program specifically designed for students of 9th & 11th standards. The SALT program will be conducted every Friday and Saturday for three weeks. IEDCs can select a nearby high school to implement this program, while the resources could be provided by the KSUM. The program aims to create awareness about entrepreneurship opportunities among school students and to inculcate a scientific spirit among young minds. Building an entrepreneurial mindset from an early stage is essential, as this is the stage where they can grasp a lot. This Program brings in an interesting teaching pedagogy that would be a perfect fit for the 21st century.

How to Apply

  1. Nodal Officer shall log in to the Innovate Portal.

  2. Register for SALT under “Projects”.

  3. You may have to upload the names and contact details of the students who will be taking the role of a resource person.


Students from the 2nd year and above can apply for the post of the resource person.

(Batch 1 Application Closed) - Implementing IEDC List

Batch 2 - Application is Now Open in Innovate Portal under Projects - Last Date is 15 July 2022.

Batch 1 Updates

Kerala Startup Mission in collaboration with IEDC Trinity College of Engineering under the leadership of Dr. Arun Surendran, Strategic Director and Principal of Trinity College of Engineering, Trivandrum for 34 IEDCs.

The IEDCs will now identify Schools in the nearby vicinity and implement the SALT Programme specifically designed for students of 9th & 11th standards where selected trained IEDC Core Innovators from IEDCs will be offering training to the school students on Innovation & Entrepreneurship.

The First phase of the SALT programme was conducted where trainers from IEDC Trinity College gave the innovators inputs on the modules.

The Second phase is to identify Schools and Implement the Programme

Timeline of Batch 1

The Mentoring session of SALT Program - 18th December, Saturday at Kerala Science & Technology Museum and Priyadarshini Planetarium, Trivandrum

The Nodal Officer Implementation Meeting - 28th Dec 2021 (Virtual)

The Nodal Officer Orientation & SALT Update Meeting - 8th Jan 2022 (Virtual)

SALT Batch 1: Institution wise Program Implementation Status

(*Updated fortnightly)