The Technology Interventions for Disabled and Elderly (TIDE) Programme of Department of Science and Technology had a wider perspective of Scientific Research, Design and Development of affordable and adaptable Science and Technological (S&T) solutions for providing greater autonomy to Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) and Elderly. The TIDE Programme provide grant-in-aid support for Research and Development (R&D) in Assistive Technology (AT), Design and Development of Prototypes, Processes and Protocols, Validation, Large Scale Field Trials, Scaling up etc. Project proposals must address the issues for improving the daily and/or professional lives of disabled and elderly through STI Solutions. Project Proposals under the following categories may be submitted.
(1) Developing at least a Technology Readiness Level 5 (TRL 5) AT products
(2) Enhancing Technology Readiness Level through Large-Scale Field Trials of products (which are at TRL 5 – Technology validation in relevant environment)
(3) Scaling up of products in collaboration with industry partners
The detailed guidelines and format for the submission of Project Proposals may be seen at: https://onlinedst.gov.in/
Last Date and Time for Submission of Online Proposals: 30/09/2023, 5:00 PM