Although the planning, preparation, and discussion had been going on since 2015, we officially registered नामी as a profit-not-distributing company at the Government of Nepal on 11 March 2018.
Our primary funding resources have been industries in Nepal. We are looking for research grants in and outside Nepal. However, we strongly believe in developing a sustainable model for the institute wherein the research scientists and administrative staff could be provided with a salary from the institute’s resources. For this, we are considering the following options : (we would welcome further discussion on these if you have some other ideas)
- Innovation and Innovation Division focuses on translating research to the industries and also takes advantage of the expertise in नामी to solve and incubate spin-offs. नामी will have some equity/shares on these spin-offed companies that could, in the long run, be sufficient to fund permanent scientific and administrative staff.
- 20-30% contribution to teaching in academia.
- As we start contributing to the transformation of Nepal’s higher education and research scenario in computing and informatics, we hope this opens up avenues of solid collaboration with the Government, resulting in some form of long-term funding.
- Take personal donations from generous people if they believe in us and the impact we intend to make in society.
Do you have ideas? Let us discuss them if you have some.