Technology Mission Programme on Water and Clean Energy

Vision Ensuring water and energy security through transformative Science & Technology breakthroughs.

Mission Creating and nurturing robust, agile, participative and forward looking science, technology and innovation eco-system to address prevalent and emerging water and energy challenges and tap global opportunities. 

Goal Development of basket of technically feasible, socially acceptable, environmentally sound and economically viable innovative solutions suited to different spectrum of users in diverse socio-economic contexts.

Scope Covers the entire value chain of R&D right from oriented basic and applied research, pre competitive technology development, technology based classification & assessment of technology options, pilot-demonstration of technology leads from laboratories and academic institutions to evolve a basket of technology options and facilitating developed  technologies for last mile connectivity etc. It also envisages nurturing enabling activities such as human and institutional capacity building including fellowships, training of human resources, promoting centres of excellence, thematic hubs and technology platforms.

Objectives We nurture Science & Technology led breakthroughs and best practices to cater to larger objective of providing affordable and accessible solutions for societal benefit. The aim is to progressively advance technology readiness level of research and innovation endeavours with the following broad objectives:

  • Promoting Cutting Edge Research, Development and Demonstration ( RD&D)

Support research to generate advanced knowledge of potential application, catalyse technology development and pilot demonstration at credible scale enrolling community and stakeholders

  • Forge and Sustain Partnerships

Promote national, bilateral and multilateral collaboration between industry, academics, utilities and other stakeholders to gain value for such connections

  • Develop Capacities

Create research competence in Clean Energy and water through human and institutional capacity development

  • Accelerate Innovation

Accelerate India centric innovations developed around user needs

Programme Implementation The implementation steps include pro-active identification of challenges, articulating them into prospective research problems/ topics/ targets for formulation of thematic proposals and design of activities through stakeholders’ consultation. Coordinated effort through strong linkage with line ministries and leveraging collaboration through creation of knowledge networks to tap the country’s scientific strengths and linking global expertise are essential elements of this approach.

Funding Instruments The implementation approach translates into specific funding opportunities for intended participants.

Activities Supported

Illustrative Funding Instruments

Likely Programme Participants

Applied Research

 

  • R&D Projects
  • Thematic Centres/ Hubs
  • Fellowships

Individual and Networked research in academic and R&D Institutions

Technology Development Demonstration

  • Innovation grants
  • Technology Development Projects
  • Technology Demonstration
  • Technology Platforms (Industrial Scale)
  • Test Beds in Laboratories
  • Individual/ Networked Researchers
  • Industries having recognised R&D
  • Industry association

Technology Assessment and Convergent Solutions

  • Field Demonstration of nascent technologies
  • Customisation and pilot implementation technologies in specific socio economic contexts

Stakeholder Consortium (User- Industry- Institute)

Depending on the objectives of the activities specified in the call for proposal launched from time to time, the proposals could be proposed by:

  1. Individual academicians and scientists working in Public/ Private/ Voluntary Sector, S&T based voluntary organisation
  2. Academic and R&D Institutions, Indian Enterprises, State Government bodies such as S&T Councils, Autonomous bodies
  3. Multi- Institutional Network of  institutions for activities requiring inter-disciplinary participation
  4. Any other identified stakeholder relevant to call objectives

Proposal Submission Proposals are entertained only against specific call announcements. The priorities and commitments of the advertised call are articulated in the Call for Proposals on DST website. The format and call guidelines detailing eligibility conditions, criteria for evaluation and evaluation procedure are part of call document .

Next phase of exceptionally well performing ongoing projects supported earlier , which is    essential for further progression to next stage of Technology Readiness Level (TRL)  of the project are considered beyond the call domain. Such proposers need to apply for next phase at least 6 months before the project completion date in the applicable format clearly linking outcomes of previous phase and how it is proposed to be taken forward with appropriate participation role  of stakeholders considering the envisaged Technology Readiness Level (TRL).

Programmes and Initiatives

  1. Water Technology Initiative (WTI)
  2. Renewable Energy System (RES) including Solar Energy Research Initiative (SERI)
  3. Building Energy Efficiency Research Initiative (BERI)
  4. Clean Coal  Research Initiative (CCRI)
  5. Clean Energy Material Initiative (CEMI)
  6. Smart Grids Research Initiative (SGRI)
  7. Methanol Economy Research Programme (MERP)
  8. Clean Fuel Research Initiative (CFRI)
  9. Hydrogen Research Initiative (HRI)
  10. Clean Air Research Initiative (CARI)
  11. Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS)
  12. Cross-Cutting and Futuristic initiatives (CCFI)
  13. Mission Innovation on Clean Energy (MI)

Team-Technology Mission Division

Names

Designation

Telephone

(011)

Email

Office

Programmes

Dr Mrs Anita Gupta

Head & Adviser/ Scientist - G 

 

011-26590213 (Direct)

anigupta[at]nic[dot]in

 

Overall Lead

Dr. Neelima Alam

Scientist- F

26590-467

26590-402

neelima[dot]alam[at]nic[dot]in

Room no- 41,   S&T Block-III

WTI, CCUS

Dr. G.V. Raghunath Reddy

Scientist- F

26590-604

26526229 (Direct)

Raghunath[dot]reddy[at]nic[dot]in

Room no: 6, Hall D

CFRI, CCFI

Dr. Vineet Saini

Scientist- F

26590-372

26579954 (Direct)

vineet[dot]saini[at]nic[dot]in

Room no- 26,  S&T Block III

RES

Dr. JBV Reddy

Scientist- E

26590-328, 

26526894 (Direct)

jbvreddy[at]nic[dot]in

Room no- 12, Hall- C,

BERI, CCRI, MERP, CARI, SGRI

Dr. Ranjith Krishna Pai

Scientist- E

26590-475

26524470 (Direct)

ranjith[dot]krishnapai[at]gov[dot]in

Room no- 1, S&T Block-III

CEMI, HRI,

Dr. Sanjai Kumar

Scientist- D

 

26590-270

Sanjai[dot]k[at]gov[dot]in

Room no.-16, Hall-J, Block-II

WTI, CCUS, SGRI

Er. Dhirendra Tiwari

Scientist- C

26590-622

d[dot]tiwari[at]gov[dot]in

Hall C, Room no-13

SERI

Dr. Kiran Kumar Challa

Scientist- C

26590-634

kkchalla[dot]dst[at]gov[dot]in

Room no- 10, Hall- K

BERI, CCRI, MERP, CARI, SGRI

Department of Science & Technology (DST), Technology Bhavan, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi- 110016