Department of Scientific and Industrial Research

Promoting Innovations in Individuals, Start-ups and MSMEs (PRISM)

 

PRISM (Promoting Innovations in Individuals, Start-ups and MSMEs) scheme aims at to support individual innovators which will enable to achieve the agenda of inclusive development - one of the thrust areas of XIIth five year plan (2012-2017). It would also provide support to institutions or organizations set up as Autonomous Organization under a specific statute or as a society registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 or Indian Trusts Act, 1882 leading to development of state-of-art new technology solutions aimed at helping MSME clusters. 

Who can apply

Any Indian citizen having innovative idea and wish to translate their idea into working prototypes/models/processes; public funded institutions or organizations viz. Autonomous Organizations or Society registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 or Indian Trusts Act, 1882 engaged in promotion of innovation. 

Thrust Areas 

The proposals shall preferably be considered in the following focus sectors: Green technology, Clean energy, Industrially utilizable smart materials, Waste to Wealth, Affordable Healthcare, Water & Sewage Management and any other technology or knowledge intensive area.

Programs and Eligibility

Program Eligibility
PRISM Phase-I   
Category-I: Proof of Concept/ Prototypes/ Models

Maximum support may be limited to 2.00 lakh or 90% of the total project cost whichever is lower.

Any Indian citizen including student innovator can avail support to develop their novel idea into demonstrable models/prototypes.
Category-II: Fabrication of working model/process know-how/ testing and trial/patenting/technology transfer etc. (Innovation Incubation)

Maximum support may be limited to 20.00 lakh or 90% of the total project cost whichever is lower.

Any Indian citizen having innovative ideas.
PRISM- Phase-II (Enterprise Incubation)   
Maximum support may be up to 50.00 lakh limited to 50% of the total project cost. The support may be provided for scaling up technology based innovations, including patenting/design registration/trademark registry/ technology transfer to develop a marketable product/process towards enterprise creation.  Successful PRISM innovators or innovators who have successfully demonstrated proof of concept with the support of other government institutions/agency.
PRISM-R&D Proposals   
Maximum support may be up to 50.00 lakh, limited to 50% of the total project cost for developing technology solutions aimed at helping MSME clusters. Any R&D institute / autonomous institutions/public funded laboratories/ academic institutes and so on.

PRISM Guidelines and Application Forms [12 JUL 13]

Terms & Conditions for the projects considered for support under PRISM [PDF] [RTF]  [12 JUL 13]

Click Here for List of TePP Outreach cum Cluster Innovation Centres (TOCICs) [13 FEB 15]

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Tenders

For undertaking Independent/Third Party Evaluation of Technopreneur Promotion Programme (TePP) of Department of Scientific & Industrial Research, Ministry of Science & Technology  [07 OCT 13] 

 

For any other details, you may contact

Dr S K Deshpande
Scientist 'G' & Head (PRISM)
Department of Scientific and Industrial Research
Technology Bhawan, New Mehrauli Road
New Delhi-110016

Tel: 011-2651 8019, 2659 0387
Fax: 011-2696 0629
Email: skdpande[at]nic[dot]in


Last Updated: 13/02/2015