State Science & Technology Programme

Vision: Catalysing Science Technology Innovation (STI) ecosystem through Centre–State Science and Technology (S&T) Cooperation mechanism for assessing, developing and delivering appropriate solutions to state-specific challenges.

Mission: To develop holistic Science Technology and Innovation (STI) ecosystem for socio-economic development at State and National level

Goal: To align State STI ecosystem across sectors & domains with national priorities.

Objectives:

  • To promote Human Resource Development
  • To catalyse Science Technology Innovation (STI) landscape in the States
  • To strengthen S&T based delivery system in State
  • To create the Scientific Temper
  • To strengthen the mechanism of State S&T Councils for facilitating the demonstration of efficient technologies developed at National and International Institutions.
  • To promote self-reliance through S&T based business models.
  • To establish S&T partnerships
  • To create awareness, extend assistance on protecting Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) including patent, copyright, industrial design, geographical indication, trademark etc. at the state level

Components under SSTP

Programs and Initiatives

Core Grant Support to State S&T Councils

Patent Facilitation Program

Project Related Grant

Student Project Program

Technology Demonstration Centre

SC/ST Cells

Stakeholders and Beneficiaries

The SSTP supports State S&T Councils to evolve STI ecosystem through strategic partnerships by assessing and implementing commercially viable solutions for state specific needs through appropriate delivery mechanism. In this process the Knowledge Institutions, R&D labs and S&T based Voluntary Organizations are encompassed to promote applied research, development and adaptation of scientific knowledge and technologies to find appropriate solutions to well identified location-specific or need-based challenges and improving quality-of-life of the population in the State. As S&T development leads to overall enlargement of socio-economic environment, this unique mechanism benefits entire population of the State.

Scope for the Future

  1. Catalyzing the overall STI ecosystem in the State through assimilated R&D strategy for societal and commercial application
  2. Fostering Academia Research–Industry Partnerships by creating opportunities for interactions
  3. Identification, demonstration and dissemination of indigenous technologies or technologies developed across the globe against state specific needs
  4.  Scaling of suitable technologies for local needs
  5. Eco-preunership in eco-sensitive zones through S&T based skill development programme and integration of forward and backward supply chains for creation of livelihood opportunities at local level

Achievements under SSTP (2016-22)

  • Supported 28 State and 3 UTs S&T Councils for Scientific and Administrative Manpower.
  • Supported 23 Patent Information Centres at State S&T Councils to create IPR awareness, facilitating patent filing, design, copyright, trademark and GI registration.
  •  Supported 113 new projects to address State specific challenges.
  • Facilitated formulation of State Science Technology and Innovation (STI) Policy in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh.
  • Supported 13,937 projects to UG & PG students under Student Project Programme (SPP) in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Bihar to motivate students towards Innovation.
  • Engaged 94,216 schools in outreach activities with the participation of 12,62,574 school children.
  • Established Technology Demonstration Centers (TDC) at Arunachal Pradesh & Tamil Nadu, Meghalaya and Tribal Resource Centre in Uttarakhand & Meghalaya to promote livelihood opportunities.
  • Initiation of Mission Innovate Punjab by PSCST to foster innovation for sustainable growth.
  • Established 168 IPR cells in Universities/Institutes.
  • Patent granted 95, Copyright granted 97, Industrial design granted 57, Geographical Indication registered 34
  • Organized 1790 IPR awareness programmes/trainings/workshops.
  • Created a dynamic web portal (https://sstp.dst.gov.in/) for cross-bridge collaboration.

International and National Partnerships Created

International Collaboration

S.No.

Country

Organization

Programme

Partner S&T Council

1

Germany

Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zussamenarbeit

Programme for modernization & innovation Promotion in MSME in India

PSCST, Punjab

2

Switzerland

World Intellectual Property Organization

Technology Innovation & Support Centre

PSCST, Punjab

3

Japan

United Nations University- Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability

Global RCE Network on Education for Sustainable Development

PSCST, Punjab

4

Germany

Dresden University of Technology

River Bank Filtration Project

UCOST, Uttarakhand

5

Nepal

International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development

Sustainable Mountain Development Summit

UCOST, Uttarakhand

6

United States of America

UNDP

Strengthening State Strategies for Climate Actions under UNDP

DST, Sikkim

7

Canada

Manipuri Association Canadaa (MAC), Ontario, Canada

Dr. Ibeyaima Innobation Award

MASTEC, Manipur

8

Netherlands

Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research

Water for Change- Integrative and Fit for Purpose Water sensitive Design Framework for Fast Growing Liveable Cities

KSCSTE, Kerala

9

United Kingdom

Kew Gardens

JNTBGRI - Kew Gardens partnership programme

KSCSTE, Kerala

10

Israel

Israeli Industry Centre for R&D

Karnataka - Israel Industrial Research & Development Program

KSCST, Karnataka

11

Switzerland

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

Indian Himalayas Climate Adaptation Programme

HIMCOSTE, Himachal Pradesh

12

United States of America

NASA & University of Washington - Partnership with CWRDM

Early Adopter Program of SWOT

KSCSTE, Kerala

13

Egypt

Alexandriya University - Partnership with CWRDM

DST- India - Egypt Program

KSCSTE, Kerala

14

Spain

IRTA - Partnership with CWRDM

CLIFF GRADS Program

KSCSTE, Kerala

15

United States of America

Universe Research Foundation

Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in Mizoram

MISTIC, Mizoram

16

Germany

International Society of Photogrametry and remote Sensing

Journals and Publications

NASTEC, Nagaland

National Collaboration

S. No.

Organization

Programme

Partner S&T Council

1

NCSM

Sub Regional Science Centre

Andhra Pradesh

2

SHAR Nellore

Exposure Visit

Andhra Pradesh

3

Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehradun

Status of Geo-resources and Impact Assessment of Exo-genic Geological Process on NW-Himalaya Ecosystem

HIMCOSTE, Himachal Pradesh

4

ISRO-Space Applications Centre (SAC), Ahmedabad

Cryospheric studies in Himachal Himalayas

HIMCOSTE, Himachal Pradesh

5

Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru

Understanding influence of Climate Change on small Hydro-power projects in Himachal Pradesh

HIMCOSTE, Himachal Pradesh

6

CSIR-IHBT (Institute of Himalayan Bio-resource Technology), Palampur Himachal Pradesh

Understanding the Nature of Alpine Timberlines of Himalaya: Integrating assessing the impact of Climate Change

HIMCOSTE, Himachal Pradesh

7

RDPR

Geospatial Technologies for Preparation of Action Plan

KSCST, Karnataka

8

Universities

Patent Information Centre

KSCST, Karnataka

9

Engineering Colleges

Student Project Programme (SPP)

KSCST, Karnataka

10

Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB)

Rainwater Harvesting Cell

KSCST, Karnataka

11

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Energy Efficient Building Technologies

KSCST, Karnataka

12

Department of Archeology, Museums and Heritage(DAMH), Government of Karnataka

Karnataka Digital Heritage (KDH)

KSCST, Karnataka

13

Rural Electrification Corporation Limited, Government of India

Establishment of Virtual Classroom in Government High Schools located in Backward Talukas of Karnataka

KSCST, Karnataka

14

KREIS, GoK

Virtual Laboratory / E-Learning Centres

KSCST, Karnataka

15

Directorate of Scheduled Tribes Welfare Department, Government of Karnataka

Establishment of computer labs of scheduled tribe's directorate ashram schools

KSCST, Karnataka

16

Acharya Group of Institutions

Patent information centre

KSCST, Karnataka

17

UAS Bangaluru

Mahatram SAC

KSCSTE, Kerala

18

Source Trace Systems Ltd, Tamil Nadu

Yield Forecasting - partnership with CWRDM

KSCSTE, Kerala

19

L&T, Chennai - Partnership with CWRDM

Using of RO rejects for irrigation

KSCSTE, Kerala

20

Space Applications Centre, ISRO Ahmedabad

National Wetland Inventory and Assessment (NWIA)

MPCOST, Madhya Pradesh

21

PHED, Govt. of M. P.

Ground water Quality Atlas Project

MPCOST, Madhya Pradesh

22

Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai

DAE Technologies Display and Dissemination Facility (DTDDF) Centre. MASTEC Complex, Imphal.

MASTEC, Manipur

23

Martin Luther Christian University (MLCU) Shillong Meghalaya

Remote Sensing Application Programme: Mapping of Tourism Circuit

DST, Meghalaya

24

Centre for Innovations in Public Systems (CIPS) Hyderabad

Patent Information Centre (PIC) and Innovation Programme

DST, Meghalaya

25

Meghalaya Basin Management Agency (MBMA) Meghalaya

Technology Testing & Action Research Programme

DST, Meghalaya

26

Life Sciences Sector Skill Development Council (LSSSDC)

DBT Skill Vigyan Programme

DST, Meghalaya

27

Bio-Resources Development Centre (BRDC), Upper Shillong

DBT Skill Vigyan Programme

DST, Meghalaya

28

North Eastern Hills University (NEHU), Shillong

Setting up of Technology Demonstration Center in Meghalaya on a Value Chain Approach

DST, Meghalaya

29

National Institute of Technology (NIT), Warangal

MoU on Mutual Cooperation in Promotion of Science, Technology & Innovation, Joint S&T Initiatives

TSCOST, Telangana

30

Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta Innovation Park

Technology Development and Adaptation Centre

West Bengal

31

Technology Information Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC)

National Level webinar on Intellectual Property Rights

MISTIC, Mizoram

32

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research – Advanced Materials and Processes Research Institute (CSIR-AMPRI)

Seminar on Bamboo Composite materials for structural applications

MISTIC, Mizoram

33

Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development (IBSD)

Interactive meeting on ‘Sustainable Utilisation of Bioresources for Socio-economic Development of Mizoram’

MISTIC, Mizoram

34

Administrative Training Institute (ATI), Government of Mizoram

Institutionalizing Capacity Building Programmes on Climate Change Adaptation

MISTIC, Mizoram

Others

Vigyan Utsav

As a part of “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav”, State S&T Councils are showcasing Science Technology and Innovation (STI) ecosystem at States and Union Territories (UTs) and its contribution towards Atmanirbhar Bharat via a yearlong program “Vigyan Utsav”. The program was inaugurated in the month of September 2021 by the Hon’ble Minister of State (IC) for Science and Technology, Dr. Jitendra Singh.  The celebration will conclude in August 2022 to portray the state level STI ecosystem through the following month-wise identified themes;

S. No.

Month

Theme of the Month

1

September, 2021

STI Institutions at the State level

2

October,  2021

Human Resource Development

3

November, 2021

R&D Infrastructure

4

December,  2021

Indigenous Technologies

5

January,  2022

Innovation & Start-ups

6

February, 2022

Science Communication & Popularisation

7

March, 2022

Women in Science and Science for Women

8

April,  2022

Science & Society

9

May,  2022

Future Technologies

10

June,  2022

Basic Science for Atmanirbharata

11

July, 2022

Atmanirbharata & Industry

12

August, 2022

Intellectual Property Rights

 

The program has reached out to more than 3.0 lakh stakeholders across the country through various media platforms (YouTube, Facebook etc) The activities of ‘Vigyan Utsav’ are available on the SSTP web portal (Download The file ( bytes) jsp Icon). Through this festival, the State S&T Councils are promoting the idea of a sustained and structured framework for connecting various stakeholders within and outside the State/UTs.

Awards and Recognitions to State S&T Council

Patent Information Centre at Punjab State Council of Science and Technology was awarded with IP recognition Award by the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) for proving impeccable IP services to innovators during COVID.

PIC at Assam Science Technology and Environment Council was awarded Best PIC during the National Intellectual Property Award 2020.

For more details please visit  https://sstp.dst.gov.in/

Format for Core Support Grant under SSTP[PDF]622.5 KB

Guidelines and Format for Submittion of Project Proposals[PDF]192.95 KB

Project List
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Compendium

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For more information Contact :

Dr. Debapriya Dutta
Adviser & Head / Scientist "G" 
Societal Mission & Science for Equity Empowerment and Development (SEED) Divisions - State S&T Programme (SSTP) 
Department of Science & Technology, Government of India
Tel. 011-26964793 / 26590558
E-mail : ddutta[at]nic[dot]in

Dr. Rashmi Sharma
Scientist F
Societal Mission & Science for Equity Empowerment and Development (SEED) Divisions - State S&T Programme (SSTP) 
Department of Science & Technology
Technology Bhawan
New Mehrauli Road
New Delhi-110 016.
Email:r[dot]sharma72[at]nic[dot]in
Ph:011-26590541

Mr. Ravi Kant Prajapati
Scientist-B
Science for Equity, Empowerment and Development (SEED),
State Science and Technology Programme (SSTP),
Department of Science & Technology,
Ministry of Science & Technology, 
Government of India
Email: prajapati[dot]rk[at]gov[dot]in

Tel No. 011-26590637