Funding Schemes
Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR)
Introduction:
The primary endeavour of DSIR is to promote R&D by the industries, support a larger cross section of small and medium industrial units to develop state-of-the art globally competitive technologies of high commercial potential, catalyze faster commercialization of lab-scale R&D, enhance the share of technology intensive exports in overall exports, strengthen industrial consultancy & technology management capabilities and establish user friendly information network to facilitate scientific and industrial research in the country. It also provides a link between scientific laboratories and industrial establishments for transfer of technologies through National Research Development Corporation (NRDC) and facilitates investment in R&D through Central Electronics Limited (CEL).

The scheme Technology Promotion, Development and Utilization (TPDU) Programmes has been formulated by merging following Ninth Plan schemes as per the recommendation of the Planning Commission under zero based budgeting exercise.

i) Research & Development by Industry (RDI)
ii) Programme Aimed at Technological Self-Reliance (PATSER)
iii) Scheme to Enhance the Efficacy of Transfer of Technology (SEETOT)
iv) APCTT Programmes and activities under the scheme are centered around promoting industrial R&D, development and commercialization of technologies, acquisition, management and export of technologies, promotion of consultancy capabilities, etc. The specific components of the scheme are:

Industrial R&D Promotion Programme
In-House R&D in Industry
Scientific and Industrial Research Organization
Fiscal Incentives for Scientific Research
Technology Development and Innovation Programme
Technology Development and Demonstration Programme
Technopreneur Promotion Programme
Technology Management Programme
International Technology Transfer Programme
Consultancy Promotion Programme
Technology Information Facilitation Programme
Technology Development and Utilization Programme for Women
Industrial R&D Promotion Programme (IRDPP)

Department of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR) is the nodal department for granting recognition to in-house R&D units in Industry, Scientific and Industrial Research Organizations (SIROs); and registration to Public funded research Institutions, universities, IIT?s, IISc, Regional Engineering College (RECs), other than hospitals.

Objectives: The broad objectives are to:

Bring in-house R&D into sharper focus;
Strengthen R&D infrastructure in industry and SIROs;
Promote R&D initiatives of the industry and SIROs ;
Ensure that the contributions made by the in-house R&D centres and SIROs dovetail adequately in the overall context of technological & industrial development . For details click here
For additional information, Contact:
Shri R R Abhyankar, Scientist 'G' and Head (RDI), Department of Scientific & Industrial ResearchTechnology Bhawan, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi-110016

Phone: (011) 26863805, TeleFax: (011) 26960629 E-mail: rra@nic.in
Technology Development and Demonstration Programme Objective(s)
The Department of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR) under its Plan Scheme 'Technology Promotion, Development & Utilization Programme (TPDU)' is promoting Industry's drive to take up New Product/Process Development.

The TPDU R&D grants scheme has the following objectives:

i)to promote innovation by sharing risk with innovators.
ii)to forge industry-institute cooperation.
iii)to strengthen the National Innovation capability.

Towards achieving the above objectives, the Department provides, partial financial support to New Product / Process Development projects taken up by Indian Industry, in all sectors. So far, over 140 projects of Industrial units, both in public and private sector, have been supported by the Department involving DSIRs share of about Rs. 30 crores in the total project costs of around Rs. 80 crores. These projects cover products and processes in various important industries such as, electrical, electronics, semiconductors, telecommunications, embedded software, instrumentation, mechanical engineering, metallurgy, earth moving and industrial machinery, chemicals, drugs, pharmaceuticals and explosives.

Who can submit a proposal
The proposals can be made by industrial units either on their own or jointly with research/educational institutions, international bodies, companies & individuals.

When and how to submit a proposal
Any time during the year in the prescribed format.

Areas of research support
i) R&D Project for development of a new/improved product resulting in Prototype development and ending with demonstration in commercial environment.
ii) R&D Project for development of a new/improved product resulting in establishment of process know-how, development of process equipment and demonstration of yield, efficacy etc. in a Pilot plant.

Components of grant
Partial financial support is given in this scheme, the details of which can be seen from the website.

Items not allowed out of grant
Pre-project activities (including preliminary literature survey and patent search).
Manpower/permanent employees costs of industry.
Travel costs of industry personnel.
Industry overheads.
Contingency provisions.
Payments for technology received from commercial organizations.
Infrastructure facilities like land, building.
Production and production test equipment.
Standard quality control equipment.

Mechanism of implementation and monitoring
After initial scrutiny, the proposal is referred to experts and then considered by a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). The project is monitored by a Project Review Committee. The Committee meets every month.

Contact Address:The Head
Technology Development and Demonstration Programme Department of Scientific & Industrial Research Ministry of Science & Technology Technology Bhavan, New Mehrauli Road New Delhi-110016
Tel. No : (Oil) 26960629 Fax : (011) 26516078
E-mail : srv@nic.in, asrao@nic.in
Website : www.dsir.gov.in

Technopreneur Promotion Programme

Objective(s):
The programme is jointly operated by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) and Department of Science and Technology (DST) to tap the vast innovative potential of the citizens of India. TePP is a mechanism to promote individual innovators to become technology based entrepreneurs (Technopreneurs).

The objectives are:
i) to convert an original idea/invention/know-how into working prototype/processes.
ii) to develop software and patenting for immediate commercial implication.

Who can submit a proposal
Any Indian individual innovators, from the owner of a 'startup' company/industry if the annual turnover of the company/industry does not exceed Rs. 30 lakhs per annum. Individuals working in organizations and having innovative ideas may also apply by furnishing a 'No Objection Certificate1 from their employer.

When and how to submit a proposal
Five copies of the proposal should be submitted in the prescribed format any time of the year, which can be downloaded from the website.

Areas of research support
An original idea for development of science & technology.
Patenting for immediate commercial implication.

Components of grant
Financial support for carrying out objectives/developments of the scheme and initial support such as patents, designs etc. and guidance, scientific/technical consultancy, fabrication assistance, networking with related research lab/institutes and demonstration for users as required.

Items not allowed out of grant
The rent of own house/own accommodation, own salary/stipend, rent of own workshop, salary of assistants etc.

Mechanism of implementation and monitoring
After initial scrutiny, the proposal is referred to the TePP Screening Committee. Decision of this Committee is final. Contact address: The Head
Technopreneur Promotion Programe (TePP)
Department of Scientific & Industrial Research Ministry of Science & Technology Technology Bhavan, New Mehrauli Road New Delhi-110016
Tel. No: (011)26960629 Fax: (011)26516078
E-mail : srv@nic.in, asrao@nic.tn
Website: www.dsir.gov.in Technology Management Programme

Objective(s)
To enhance knowledge and skills in the efficient transfer and management of technologies specific to the nation, including rural based technologies and region/sector.

Who can submit a proposal
Academic institutes, Research organizations, Consultancy organizations, State Level Bodies, International organizations and other Government Departments; apart from the Small-scale sector in particular.

When and how to submit a proposal
Any time during the year in the prescribed format
.
Areas of research support
i) Providing assistance in efficient transfer of technology, through information in respect of foreign collaborations approved and analysis of such approvals as welt as focused studies.
ii) Enhancing knowledge base in respect of technologies specific to the nation, including rural based technologies and region/sector specific technologies by undertaking analytical studies, technology status and development studies.
iii) Providing information to industry, Government departments and researchers through targeted research studies and policy research.
iv) Promoting industry-institute interaction by setting up resource centers on technology management in appropriate
locations.
v) Enhancing academic interest and contribution through active collaborations and memorandums of understanding with
academic institutes.
vi) Initiating State level agencies and research organizations to take up activities in the realm of Technology Management.
vii) Information dissemination on Technology Management related aspects through newsletters, portals, manuals, and
other forms.
viii) Promoting an understanding of Technology Management in the Indian scenario through case studies of manufacturing
and research organizations in the country, distinguished technologists lecture series etc, and
ix) Conducting tailor-made management development programmes, awareness programme focussed training courses,
seminars and conferences on specific technology management issues and providing guidance to trainers as well.

Components of grant
Cost of the project.

Items not allowed out of grant
As per guidelines given in the website.

Mechanism of implementation and monitoring
After initial scrutiny, the proposal is referred to experts and then considered by a Technical Advisory Committee (TAG).The project is monitored by a Project Review Committee. The Committee meets every month.

Contact Address: The Head
Technology Management Programme Department of Scientific & Industrial Research Ministry of Science & Technology Technology Bhavan, New Mehrauli Road New Delhi- 110016
Tel. No: (Oil) 26960098 (Direct) 26567373 Extn.: 256
Fax : (011) 2696 0098 / 2696 0629 / 2686 8607
E-mail: srv@nic.in; sabhat@nic.in
Website: www.dsir.gov.in
International Technology Transfer Programme

Objective(s)
To promote international technology transfer and trade with India as focus, to enhance
international technology transfer business prospects of industries and establishments engaged in industrial R&D.

Who can submit a proposal
Government supported bodies and agencies, public funded institutions, industry associations and chambers, UN bodies, reputed consultancy organizations and NGOs would be considered for support under the programme.

When and how to submit a proposal
Any time during the year in the prescribed format

Areas of research support
i) Documentation of Technology Export Performance and Capabilities.
ii) Showcasing and Demonstration of Technology Export capabilities.
iii) Facilitation of Technology Transfer and Trade at the Firm Level.

Components of grant
A partial support is given for generally covering costs towards documentation, professional charges, travel, office equipment and stationery, computerization, preparation and printing of documents, reports, invitation cards, banners etc., and consumables in pilot plants or working models.

Items not allowed out of grant
As per guidelines given in the website: www.dsir.gov.in.

Mechanism of implementation and monitoring
After initial scrutiny, the proposal is referred to experts and then considered by a Technical Advisory Committee (TAG).The project is monitored by a Project Review Committee. The Committee meets every month.

Contact Address: The Head
International Technology Transfer Programme Department of Scientific & Industrial Research Ministry of Science & Technology Technology Bhavan, New Mehrauli Road New Delhi-110016
Tel.No: (011) 26866123 / 26567373 Fax: (011)26960629
E-mail: srv@nic.in, ashwani@nic.in
Website: www.dsir.gov.in


Consultancy Promotion Programme

Objective(s)
The main objective of the Scheme is to strengthen, promote and develop consultancy services for domestic use and export markets.

Who can submit a proposal
Concerned associations or promotional agencies, interested organisations / institutions.

When and how to submit a proposal
Any time during the year in the prescribed format.

Areas of research support

Strengthening consultancy capabilities:

Support R&D efforts of consultancy organisations and consultancy efforts of national R&D organizations.
Support for pilot studies, infrastructural facilities, etc, for commercialization of indigenous know-how.
Support for studies related to assessment of National Consultancy Needs and Capabilities in various sectors / fields.
Support for Skill Upgradation, Training, Quality Management etc., to Consultants.
Support for developing consultancy capabilities in emerging and newer areas including IPR, Bio-Technology, new
materials, etc.
Consultancy for Venture Capital.

Development of Consultancy for SMCs:

Promote and support the availability of consultancy services to tiny, small & medium sector.
Supporting the setting up of consultancy clinics and design & engineering services facilities in specific sectors particularly for SMEs.
Supporting the setting up of Consultancy Parks.
Support for consultancy for commercialization of technologies from R&D, and academic
institutions for multiple licensing for SMEs.
Training programmes etc.

Documentation of experiences/Information dissemination etc.

Providing incentives to consultancy promotion agencies and consulting firms to document their useful experiences in major projects, particularly abroad.
Support to prepare publicity material, such as video films, websites directories, brochures, etc.particularly for exports.
Build up linkages with various institutions/organizations within the country and abroad.
Support for organizing and participation in training programmes, workshops, seminars and trade fairs etc., in India and abroad.

Components of grant
Support is provided in this scheme to organizations/institutes to enable them to discharge their functions more effectively and for international cooperation and export consultancy services.

Items not allowed out of grant
As per guidelines given in the website: www.dsir.gov.in.

Mechanism of implementation and monitoring
After initial scrutiny, the proposal is referred to experts and then considered by a Technical Advisory Committee (TAG).The project is monitored by a Project Review Committee. The Committee meets every month.

Contact Address:The Head
Consultancy Promotion Programme Department of Scientific & Industrial Research Ministry of Science & Technology Technology Bhavan, New Mehrauli Road New Delhi-110016
Tel.No: (011) 26518103, 26868607(Direct) Fax: 00-91-11-26960629
E-mail: srv@nic.in, rajkumar@nic.in
Website: www.dsir.gov.in

Technology Information Facilitation Programme

Objective(s)
The specific objectives are designed to:
i) develop appropriate endogenous information capacities to support the R&D activities.
ii) support the production of local content and to promote use of indigenous knowledge.
iii) map the national S&T productivity in relation to the international trend.
iv) support education, training and R&D in digital content development and utilization and
promote national and international cooperation in related areas.
Who can submit a proposal
i) Professional/research institutions with qualified engineers, scientists, information professionals, statisticians and economists and belonging to one of the following categories are eligible for assistance under the scheme:
ii) Institutions receiving annual recurring grants from the Central or State Government Agencies including the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Indian Universities, academic institutions, R&D institutions, Public Sector Undertakings, etc.
iii) Institutions registered as professional societies under the Societies Registration Act.
iv) Institutions incorporated under the Companies Act Professional & Industry Associations.

When and how to submit a proposal
Any time during the year in prescribed format which can be downloaded from the website.

Areas of research support
To facilitate strengthening the resource base of information available and provide a mechanism for optimal utilization of the resources in the country. TIP would also facilitate collaborative research among industries and institutions.

Components of grant
Assistance can be by way of financial support (partial or full) and technical guidance. The type of assistance required by the institution should be clearly indicated in the proposal. However, financial assistance will be provided only for meeting expenditure on Manpower, Equipment, Consumables, Internal Travel and other miscellaneous expenditure.

Items not allowed out of grant
Basic infrastructure and buildings.

Mechanism of implementation and monitoring
After initial scrutiny, the proposal is referred to experts and then considered by a Technical Advisory Committee (TAG). The project is monitored by a Project Review Committee. The Committee meets every month.

Contact Address:The Head
Technology Information Facilitation Programme Department of Scientific & Industrial Research Ministry of Science & Technology Technology Bhavan, New Mehrauli Road New Delhi-110016
Tel.No: (011)26565329 Fax: 00-91-11-26565329
E-mail: srv@nic.in, alh@nic.in
Website: www.dsir.gov.in Technology Development & Utilization Programme for Women (TDUPW)

The contribution of women to the society and the economy is well known. If given proper opportunity and encouragement, women have the potential to excel in every field. However, a lot remains to be done to understand women?s needs and development of appropriate products for the benefit of women. In order to meet the specific needs of women and to enhance the contribution of women towards technology capability building, the ?Technology Development & Utilization Programme for Women (TDUPW)? has been formulated by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research.

Objectives: The objectives of the programme are :

Promoting the adoption of new technologies by women.
Awareness creation and training of women in various technologies.
Technological upgradation of tiny, small and medium enterprises run by women entrepreneurs.
Showcasing of appropriate technologies and organizing demonstration programmes for the benefit of women . For details click here For additional information, Contact:
Ms. S Ravindran , Advisor and Scientist 'G',Monitoring and Coordination Cell,Department of Scientific & Industrial Research
Technology Bhawan, New Mehrauli Road,New Delhi-110016 Phone: (011) 2656 5329 TeleFax: (011) 2651 6078
E-mail: srv@nic.in