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Building Industrial R&D Promotion Programme
Under the scheme, R&D in Industry shall be encouraged and supported; and support shall be provided for creation of Common Research Facilities for Small and Micro Industries. The specific objectives of the scheme shall be as under :

  1. IRDP-Promote Recognition & Registration of below programs Already in progress
    • PFRI
    • SIRO
    • In House R&D units
    • FI
  2. Promote Technology transfer to underdeveloped countries by funding APCTT.
  3. APCTT Institutional grant, Project funding and Building maintenance
  4. Establish Common research facility to promote R&D (CRTDC)
  5. Information Technology and e-Governance (IT-eG) to Implement e-Governance mechanisms

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PRISM

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. 
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A2K+-TDUPW

Access to Knowledge for Technology Development and Dissemination (A2K+)
The scheme “Access to Knowledge for Technology Development and Dissemination (A2K+)” has been evolved on the premises that access to knowledge is one of the most desirable inputs for any entrepreneur, innovator conceptualizing a business model to establish or run a company for wealth creation through innovative R&D interventions.
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PACE

GUIDELINES
The Department of Scientific & IndustrialResearch (DSIR) through the PACE schemefacilitates early stage technology/IP acquisition by industries tomanufacture “Made in India”products and strengthens the interface between industry, R&D establishments and academicinstitutions by providing catalytic support for development and demonstration of innovativeproduct and process technologies,traversing the journey from proof of concept or laboratorystage to pilot stage, ready to be launchedfor commercialization. The scheme assists indevelopment of new technology or the creative/innovative application of the existing technologies to solve problems and to support ingenious and elegant work that matters to the world at large--not just to peers in a particular field or industry.
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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.


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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


TECHNOLOGY / IP ACQUISITION & OPERATIVE MECHANISM

The technology patent will be acquired by DSIR (i.e. its constituent unit NRDC) after interest is shown by the industry (SMEs) for acquiring a particular technology, ascertained through interactive workshops. DSIR or one of its constituent units will own the technology patent and the same shall be licensed to multiple industries on a non-exclusive basis. The rate at which the industry will be charged will be decided by an expert committee. This licensing cost on a non-exclusive basis shall be realized up-front from the industries at no loss to the Government.


In order to ascertain the areas in which SMEs would be interested in acquiring patents (so that such patents can be acquired by DSIR and the same may be given to the SMEs on nonexclusive basis), DSIR shall hold dialogues with the stake holders. It is proposed that patents in the areas of life sciences and manufacturing shall be targeted. DSIR shall organize seminars and workshops in different parts of the country. The stake holders would be invited for the seminars and workshops and brain storming sessions would be organized to arrive at the specific patents of interest to the targeted clientele of the scheme, i.e, SMEs.


The technology/IP acquisition proposals emanating from workshops would be subjected to assessment by an expert committee that would evaluate the technologies/IPs to be acquired, express views on its relevance for manufacturing innovative and socially relevant products for public consumption in India and abroad and recommend a price band for its acquisition. This recommended price band shall be negotiated with the technology provider/patent holder for an agreed price. In the technology acquisition process, assistance of agencies such as CSIR - Unit for Research and Development of Information Products (URDIP) may be also taken.


The industries (SMEs) who show interest in getting the acquired technologies licensed shall be required to sign an agreement and pay a token earnest money (Rs.10,000/-) to NRDC. Technology acquisition value as well as price of licensing of the technology to interested SMEs shall be decided by a Committee at no loss to Government. Before DSIR issues a monetary sanction to the technology provider for technology acquisition, but based on DSIR’s commitment to acquire the technology from the technology provider, the lump-sum cost for non-exclusive licensing of technologies to industries (SMEs) shall be collected by NRDC upfront after adjusting the earnest money deposited, if any. NRDC shall be required to deposit the collected amount with the Government and then acquire the technology from the technology provider for licensing it to the SMEs. Subsequently, NRDC shall be entitled to claim from DSIR 15% of the deposited amount as its professional service charges. The service tax applicable on this amount shall be borne by the NRDC. NRDC shall also be responsible for getting various technology transfer agreements signed by industries (SMEs). If any company wants to acquire the technology on an exclusive basis, DSIR shall support 50% of the value of technology (to be ascertained through consultation with an expert committee) to be acquired, not exceeding Rs.1.50 crore, which will be in the form of a secured loan.


Various kinds of agreements, as necessary shall have to be signed by technology provider / seeker, which shall include Invention disclosure Agreement, Patent Assignment Agreement, Inventor participation agreement, Confidentiality Agreement (one way/two way), Material transfer agreement (inert material, biological material, invention human tissue samples, mouse etc.) etc. National Research & Development Corporation (NRDC) will get such agreements executed.



ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
  1. Technology to be acquired should have a PCT filing or should be patented in any one of USPTO, EPO, Japan, Australia, China, Korea or India. Even start-ups will be encouraged to acquire IP on non-exclusive basis.
  2. Technology development and demonstration and technology acquisition under the scheme shall be open for all industries registered in India which are more than three years old and have a healthy financial track record (profit making companies), preferably those having DSIR recognized in-house R&D units.
  3. The identified R&D organization/ academic institution/ university in India or abroad, for collaboration with the industry should have the requisite expertise and track record in the proposed area of research.

The proposals can be made by industrial units, either on their own or jointly with research/ educational institutions. If the projects involve collaboration with/assistance from national research/educational institutions, international bodies/companies, individuals, the proposals should clearly highlight the scope of work and responsibilities of each entity participating in the project. MoUs/Agreements between the concerned entities, towards this should be submitted.

TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT AND DEMONSTRATION & OPERATIVE MECHANISM

The technology development projects should aim at development of a new product or a process (including development of process equipment) with attractive market potential. The projects should result in significant benefits in terms of raising the technological level of the industry concerned, high turnover,energy and material savings/recovery, export sales etc.

Nature of Proposals supported:
  1. Development of a new or improved product resulting in prototype development and ending with demonstration in commercial environment.
  2. Development of a new or improved process resulting in establishment of process know-how, development of process equipment and demonstration of yield, efficacy etc in a pilot plant.
  3. Absorption and up-gradation of imported technology.
  4. Priority technology development projects of PSUs in consultation with and co-financing from economic ministries.
  5. Development & demonstration of technologies for common use by cluster of industries.
  6. Development & demonstration of technologies for government’s flagship and mission mode projects.

Activities supported:
The partial financial support by DSIR primarily covers prototype development, cost of pilot plant, cost of process equipment development, test and evaluation of products user trials etc. Bulk of the financial support to the proj ects has to be from industry’s resources. The financial support from DSIR is mainly to meet part of the developmental expenditures for:
  1. Consultancy (cost of indigenous consultancy and equivalent services used exclusively for the research activity, including research, technical knowledge, patents, etc);
  2. IPR protection, viz. Patenting in India and PCT filing, design registration, trademarks and any other forms of IPR protection;
  3. Running costs (such as expenditure towards raw materials, consumables, hardware/ software tools, components/sub-assemblies for prototype, equipment for pilot plant etc. incurred directly as a result of proposed research activity)
  4. Testing, trials & certification.
  5. Support is available only when evidence of proof of concept exists and the project is for up-scaling innovations to address an unmet need. Operative Mechanism

Operative Mechanism:
  1. Industries submitting proposals to DSIR for development & demonstration of technology may want to develop & demonstrate the technology either on its own or in collaboration with R&D organizations/academic institutions/universities in India or abroad.
  2. Funding norms for the two cases shall be as follows:
    Approved: 31/10/2013 5 1. Funding R&D projects of industry alone 1. Support generally up to 50% of the project cost to industry
    2. Funding R&D projects of industry in collaboration with R&D organization/ academic institution/ university in India or abroad 2. Support up to 100% to R&D organizations/ academic institutions/ universities in India in accordance with GFR/GOI guidelines, but no support to institutions from abroad; and Support to Industry will generally be up to 50% of the project component being undertaken by the industry.

  3. All proposals would be peer reviewed and considered by an expert committee which will recommend the proposals for support. The companies would be required to commercialize the product/process after completion of the project for development and demonstration.
  4. Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) comprising of representatives of government, academia, R&D organizations, industry and consultancy organizations, constituted by DSIR shall consider the proposals and recommend for appropriate financial support. The TAC may invite additional domain experts, based on the proposals being considered, if necessary.
  5. Industry will have to sign a tripartite agreement with DSIR and National Research Development Corporation (NRDC) before release of funds. A quadripartite agreement will have to be entered in case of collaborative projects of industry and R&D/Academic institutions.
  6. The funds provided to R&D organizations/ academic institutions/ universities in India would be grants-in-aid in accordance with GFR/GOI guidelines with no payback liability.
  7. The funding provided to industry for exclusive patent acquisition as well as for technology development and demonstration shall be in the form of secured loan. The loan shall be secured through a bank guarantee as per Rule 225 of the GFR provisions of the Government of India. The bank guarantee however shall be taken in installments, coinciding with the release of loan.
  8. The loan shall be sanctioned to the borrower (private companies) at the normal prescribed rate of interest (12%) and the difference between the normal rate and the concessional rate (3%) will have to be claimed as subsidy from the Government by the borrower, subject to prompt repayment of principal and interest thereon. The borrower (company) shall be required to repay the loan, interest on which shall be calculated from the date of release of any loan installment till the date of repayment of first installment. The total principal plus the total interest calculated till the date of repayment of first installment shall be repaid in five equal annual installments. Further, the borrower (company) shall be required to pay an additional interest on reducing balance of principal at the prescribed normal rate over the tenure of repayment. The repayable amount will be collected by NRDC on behalf of DSIR and returned to DSIR after retaining 15% of the amount collected as NRDC service charges. Service tax or any other tax to be paid on the amount retained by NRDC shall be paid by NRDC.

    Subsidy from the Government shall be claimed by the borrower (company) after repayment of each installment of principal and interest thereon. Schedule of loan repayment and subsidy claimable by borrower is given at Appendix.

  9. It will be mandatory on the part of the industry to return the money irrespective of the fact whether the product/process is commercialized or not and the commencement of the payment of installments by the industry will be no later than six months from the date of completion of the project, with the Project Review Committee adequately recording the reasons for allowing the moratorium on a case to case basis.
  10. Project Review Committees (PRCs) shall be constituted for each project which shall periodically review (at least once in 9 months) the technical and financial progress of the project, recommend release of grants, continuity / extension / short-closure, etc.
  11. The money returnable by the industry upon completion/commercialization of the project or in case of any dispute will be collected by National Research Development Corporation (NRDC), New Delhi. Any delays in repayment will entail payment of penal interest @ 2½ % per annum above the normal rate of interest prescribed by the Government for the period of delay. The date of charging the penal interest will be from the date on which the repayment of the defaulted installment becomes due. However, if the company abandons the project midway, the company will be required to return the money received along with the normal rate of interest per annum prescribed by the Government from the date of release till date of repayment to DSIR. The company will also be required to transfer any technology developed under the project to NRDC. In case DSIR decides to short-close the project under exceptional circumstances for some reason not attributable to the company and with the approval of the competent authority, the company shall refund the unutilized amount to DSIR as per agreement.
  12. National Research Development Corporation (NRDC), a public sector enterprise of DSIR is being considered as a single source selection for the purposes of implementation of the PACE scheme in the overall interest of the department in accordance with Rule 176 of GFR (given in section IX). NRDC is mandated to deal with technology patents and is primarily concerned with facilitating transfer of technologies to industries and commercialization thereof. NRDC has been signatory to all tripartite agreements [involving itself, DSIR and industry], signed before the technology development and demonstration projects are sanctioned by DSIR to industry since the beginning of 9th five year plan.
  13. Bank guarantee will be invoked by DSIR after six months of any default by the company or on abandonment of the project by the company. Partial repayment of any loan installment would also be considered a default attracting penal interest.
  14. Other terms and conditions of the loan to be sanctioned, not discussed above shall be as per General Financial Rules (GFR) [Nos. 216 to 233] issued by the Government of India (given in section IX).
GUIDELINES
The Department of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR) through the PACE scheme facilitates early stage technology/IP acquisition by industries to manufacture “Made in India” products and strengthens the interface between industry, R&D establishments and academic institutions by providing catalytic support for development and demonstration of innovative product and process technologies, traversing the journey from proof of concept or laboratory stage to pilot stage, ready to be launched for commercialization. The scheme assists in development of new technology or the creative/innovative application of the existing technologies to solve problems and to support ingenious and elegant work that matters to the world at large--not just to peers in a particular field or industry.

1. OBJECTIVES OF THE SCHEME
  1. To support Indian industries to acquire patented technology at an early stage from within the country or overseas on an exclusive as well as non-exclusive basis, add value to the acquired technology for exploitation in Indian/foreign markets and develop “Made in India” innovative and socially relevant products for public consumption in India and abroad.
  2. To encourage and accelerate development and demonstration of indigenous product / process technologies by in-house R&D centres of the industry for commercialization.
  3. To create enabling environment for collaborative research between Indian Industry and R&D organizations/ academic institutions/ universities in India or abroad and formulate collaborative projects for development and demonstration of lab scale technologies aimed at commercialization of new products and processes.
  4. To develop a dynamic database on existing expertise and IPs available in the R&D organizations/ academic institutions/ universities in India or abroad to facilitate PPP and tie-ups with Indian industry for collaborative projects.


2. SCOPE OF SCHEME
  1. The scheme has two elements, viz.

    (a) Technology Acquisition and

    (b) Technology Development and Demonstration (TDD).


    The scheme shall consider proposals for:


    Technology acquisition i.e.


    (a) alone only when technology is being licensed on a non-exclusive basis to a number of industries.
    In case of technology acquisition exclusively by any one industry, the scheme shall not support just technology acquisition but a complete project, starting with technology acquisition and carrying on value addition prior to commercialization of project output, i.e. for (a) + (b) but not for (a) alone.

  2. Development and Demonstration of Technology i.e.


    (b) alone when industry may want to develop and demonstrate the technology (either acquired technology or its own indigenous in-house technology) alone or in collaboration with R&D organization/ academic institution/ university in India or abroad.


  3. The scheme shall cover proposals in any industrial sector leading to industrially useful applications.
  4. The scheme would also develop a dynamic database on existing expertise and IPs available in R&D organizations/ academic institutions/ universities in India or abroad for facilitating tie ups with industry.


3. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
  1. Technology to be acquired should have a PCT filing or should be patented in any one of USPTO, EPO, Japan, Australia, China, Korea or India. Even start-ups will be encouraged to acquire IP on non-exclusive basis.
  2. Technology development and demonstration and technology acquisition under the scheme shall be open for all industries registered in India which are more than three years old and have a healthy financial track record (profit making companies), preferably those having DSIR recognized in-house R&D units.
  3. The identified R&D organization/ academic institution/ university in India or abroad, for collaboration with the industry should have the requisite expertise and track record in the proposed area of research.

The proposals can be made by industrial units, either on their own or jointly with research/ educational institutions. If the projects involve collaboration with/assistance from national research/educational institutions, international bodies/companies, individuals, the proposals should clearly highlight the scope of work and responsibilities of each entity participating in the project. MoUs/Agreements between the concerned entities, towards this should be submitted.
Access to Knowledge for Technology Development and Dissemination (A2K+)
The scheme “Access to Knowledge for Technology Development and Dissemination (A2K+)” has been evolved on the premises that access to knowledge is one of the most desirable inputs for any entrepreneur, innovator conceptualizing a business model to establish or run a company for wealth creation through innovative R&D interventions. The program components, mechanism for operation and scope of A2K+ scheme are as follows:

Technology Development and Utilization Programme for Women (TDUPW)
  • Encouraging women in adopting new technologies, design and development of products, processes, etc. beneficial for women to meet their specific needs and to enhance their technological capability.
    Eligibility: The organizations in the Government, non-Government sectors and professional bodies working on areas related to development of technologies for women with adequate experience in the field are eligible for financial assistance.
    Mechanism for operations: The proposals received from the organizations in the Government, non-Government sectors and professional bodies will be reviewed and recommend by the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for support.
    Application Forms for Technology Development and Utilization Programme for Women (TDUPW)

Contact:

Shri G.M. Bagai

Scientist 'G' & Head (A2K+)
Department of Scientific and Industrial Research
Technology Bhawan, New Mehrauli Road
New Delhi-110016
Tel: 011-26602185, 2659 0382
Fax: 011-26602185
Email: gbagai[at]nic[dot]in
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.
Promoting Innovations in Individuals, Start-ups and MSMEs (PRISM)




Who can apply ? 
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Focus Areas 
Green technology ,Clean energy, Industrially utilizable materials,waste to wealth ,Affordable health care,water & sewage management , any other technology or knowledge intensive area.

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Contact Person 
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



Deadlines for submission : 30 October, 2013
Patent Acquisition and Collaborative Research and Technology Development (PACE)

TDD



Technology Acquisition

Who can apply ? 
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Focus Areas 
Life Sciences/ Manufacturing/ Environment/ Renewable Energy/ Electricals/Electronics/ Information Technology/ Others(Please specify)

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Contact Person 
Shri Ashwani Gupta
Scientist ‘G’
Department of Scientific and Industrial Research
Technology Bhavan
New Mehrauli Road
New Delhi-110016

Tel: 011-2686 6123
Fax: 011-2696 0629
Email: ashwani[at]nic[dot]in



Deadlines for submission : 15 December, 2013