Technology Development and Transfer

Technology Development Programmes

One of the key objectives of the Department is to promote technology development in various fields. The Department has been supporting Technology development projects which include materials, devices and processes. The Programme supports activities aimed at developing technologies both in the advanced/emerging areas and in traditional sectors/areas. Under the Programme, feasibility of fresh ideas/ concepts is also assessed for their potential conversion into useful technology/product.

Mandate of TDP

The mandate of Technology Development Programmes (TDP) is to convert proof-of-concepts for technologies/ techniques/ processes/products into advance prototypes for validation and demonstration in actual field settings. The commercialization of these technologies needs further assessment/incubation, which does not fall in the scope of the Technology Development Programme. Transfer of technology developed under the project to the industry should ideally be the onus of the host institutions. Proposals for incremental R&D over the existing technologies are alsoconsidered for support. Projects related to design and development of Software/IT, as required for products and processes, as a part of technology development project shall be considered. Pure software development does not fall in the scope of the Programme.


  • Support R&D for development of innovative technologies in identified areas.
  • Promote application of advanced technology for improving the performance and value addition to existing technology.
  • Capacity building in the area of technology development


Core-Areas for inviting proposals under TDP


Eligibility for submission of the proposals under TDP

The Project Proposals could be submitted for financial support by scientists/engineers/ technologists working in academic institutions/registered societies/R&D institutions/laboratories having adequate infrastructure/facilities to carry out Technology Development work/prototype building.


Methodology of implementation

  • Identification of niche areas for technology development initiatives
  • Identification of the experts and the institutions capable of formulating and implementing technology development activities
  • Soliciting proposal through advertisement in scientific/ technological journals and launching the calls for proposal on website


Evaluation criteria

  • Relevance and the scientific quality of the proposal
  • Availability of clear statement of quantified objectives and deliverables
  • Technical feasibility and economic viability in view of available options at the end of development


Evaluation mechanism

  • Initial Screening to assess the relevance of proposal and suitability as per mandate
  • Peer review to facilitate broad based consultation
  • Recommendations by respective core group (PAC/EAC) for financial support

Achievements: Technologies developed and demonstrated[PDF]5.81 MB

Science and Heritage Research Initiative (SHRI)
Programme Scheme Description

Science and Heritage Research Initiative SHRI, a new programme on Heritage Research, plans to engage experts from diverse fields for data capture and analysis, to form new collaborations, and provide viable technology to address cultural heritage related issues. Aims and Objectives SHRI has been envisaged to -

  • Build capacity in human resources and encourage new researchers to work in these areas.
  • Promote scientific RD activities for conservation of Heritage objects which may include material deterioration process, preservation techniques, intervention technologies, new materials, processes for restoration and diagnostic technologies.
  • Safeguard the use, representations, expressions, knowledge and techniques, communities, groups and in some cases, individuals, recognised as an integral part of our cultural heritage.
  • To explore new approaches, state-of-art technology to preserve the heritage and art works of former generations, which witnessed the evolution and growth of human civilization.
  • Promote application of advanced knowledge of archaeometric science in a range of fields.
  • Promote RD activities and technological advancement in Tribal Arts for value addition.

The envisaged thrust areas are -

  • Study of Heritage Materials/Metals.
  • Remote sensing Techniques for Detection of Archaeological Residues.
  • In situ non-invasive imaging of sub-surface microstructure of object, sustainable radiography for heritage materials, etc.
  • Heritage Textiles – New technologies in yarn treatment, weaving, printing, Eco friendly dyes, Cement Clothing etc.
  • Salts and synthetic coatings for wall paintings for example, the application of surface science to artists' acrylic emulsion paint films
  • Health monitoring of ancient artefacts.
  • Tribal Arts/Heritage
  • New Materials development
  • Conservation Technologies
  • Development of Tools/process for conservation
  • Any other area related to Heritage other than mentioned above


Call for proposal - Science & Heritage Research Initiative(SHRI)[PDF]1.06 MB | View Call Image(Ad) | Download Format[PDF]346.84 KB

Last date for the submission of the Proposals under Science and Heritage Research Initiative (SHRI) is extended till February 16, 2018.

For More Information

Dr. Neeraj Sharma
Scientist G & Head (TDT)
Department of Science and Technology
Technology Bhavan
New Delhi-110 016
Telefax : 011-26964781
Email: - neerajs[at]nic[dot]in


For further details on the programs of TPEM

Shri Sajid Mubashir
Scientist G
Department of Science and Technology
Technology Bhavan
New Delhi-110 016
Tele: 011-26512463
Email: - sajid[at]nic[dot]in


For further details on the programs of DDP, TDP, BDTD, WMT and SHRI

Dr. Anita Aggarwal

Scientist E

Department of Science and Technology
Technology Bhavan
New Delhi-110 016
Tele: 011-26590343
Email: anita[dot]a[at]nic[dot]in



Dr. Akhilesh Mishra (DDP, TDP and SHRI)
Scientist D

Department of Science & Technology
Ministry of Science & Technology
Technology Bhavan
New Mehrauli Road
New Delhi- 110 016

Tele: 011-26590254
Email: akhilesh[dot]mishra[at]nic[dot]in

Dr. Krishna Kanth Pulicherla (WMT and AMT)

Scientist D

Department of Science and Technology
Technology Bhavan
New Delhi-110 016
Tele: 011-26590493
Email: kkpulicherla[dot]dst[at]gov[dot]in


Sh. Mohinder Singh (BDTD)
Scientist C

Department of Science & Technology
Technology Bhavan
New Delhi-110 016
Tele: 011-26590 287.

Email: s[dot]mohinder[at]nic[dot]in


Sh. Pramod Shankar (DDP, TDP and SHRI)
Scientist C
Department of Science & Technology
Technology Bhavan
New Delhi-110 016
Tele: 011-26590 219.