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GoI Initiatives

  • Governance structure:

    Matters related to Advanced Materials can be legislated by both the central government and the state governments in India. The Ministry of Science and Technology is the apex executive body responsible for policies and initiatives related to advanced materials in India. The ministry operates under three main departments: Department of Science & Technology (DST) Department of Biotechnology (DBT) Department of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR) / Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)

  • Policies and initiatives:

    The Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources has been working on the development and research of advanced materials in the field of space manufacturing. The Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources has undertaken various initiatives in order to boost science and innovation.

  • Collaboration with MHRD in Impacting Research Innovation and Technology (IMPRINT) Project:

    DST has joined hands with MHRD to implement IMPRINT projects, which addresses major societal and developmental needs such as healthcare, information and communication technology, energy, sustainable habitat, nanotechnology, water resources and river systems, advanced materials, security and defence, and environment and climate. Twelve projects in different domain areas particularly in nanotechnology and Advanced Materials have been funded by SERB. The second phase of IMPRINT-2 with a total budget of ` 970.5 crore was launched in March 2018. DST and MHRD is jointly steering this national initiative. SERB is the nodal agency for implementing IMPRINT-2. The initiative expands the catchment of implementing institutions by adopting a more demand- driven strategy of solution development and by incorporates specific externalities of the states of India so as to make end- user translation and technology adoption easier.