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Indian S&T and Innovation Policy (ISTIP) - Supra Institutional Project under 12thFive year plan (2012-2017)  

The ISTIP research project intends to provide valuable inputs for S&T and Innovation decision making in CSIR and the country, and evolve novel strategies that can contribute towards technology based interventions for addressing pressing problems. It also aims to provide evidence based data & analytics to CSIR and other public institutions in policy planning and developing strategy for innovation. The project intends to address the critical knowledge gaps in above referred domains by focusing on mapping of actors and agents in India involved in creating capacity in various techno-economic domains, outcomes of multiple forms of knowledge in India and in other relevant countries. The critical assessment of India’s comparative strengths and gaps are undertaken within the larger context of capacities, and science and technology outputs and outcomes of advanced and emerging economies.

The core objectives of the project are follows:

  • Innovation policy directive for government
  • Analysis of MSME Sector:  Opportunities, Policy Gaps & Action
  • Quantitative measures of S&T Innovation in India
  • Generate innovation indices to judge India’s innovation capabilities/progress across time, region, sector
  • Analysis of India’s manpower resources with respect to migration aspects of resources and comparative capabilities
  • Generate technology sector report on water, green technology, high technology and energy sector.

Milestones achieved towards attainment of core objectives:

1.      India S&T Report: encompassing  issues related to S & T and  Human resources; Innovation support system; S & T and Industry, S & T Output and Patents and Rural Development and S & T Strategies.

  • India Science and Technology, volume 1, published by CSIR-NISCAIR, New Delhi, 2010.
  • India Science and Technology, volume 2 , published by Cambridge University Press India Pvt  Ltd, New Delhi, officially released by President Pranab Mukherjee and Union Science and Technology Earth Sciences Minister Shri Jaipal Reddy on National Technology Day, 2013.
  • India Science and Technology, volume 3, published by Cambridge University Press, India Pvt Ltd, New Delhi.

2.      Innovation Policy Bulletins:

  • Understanding innovation-The Indian Context
  • FDI in R & D in India: Policy Implications
  • Scientific Research in India: Drawing Insights from Bibliometric Indicators
  • Dynamism in S &T and the role of S&T and innovation policies in China
  • Role of state  S&T Council in the Indian Innovation System: Policy Perspective
  • Nanotechnology application in water sector.
  • Promoting innovation in Indian MSMEs :Indian Perspectives
  • Affordable Health Care :Indian Perspectives
  • India’s Energy Profile Status And Challenges
  • Water R&D in India, Trends and Interventions
  • Food for thought policy options for Indian food processing industries
  • Nanotechnology research innovation and commercialization: An Indian perspectives
  • Knowledge flow from Govt. R&D institutions to private sector industry and its role in value addition.

3.      Sectoral Reports:

  • Analysis of MSME Sector: Opportunity, Policy Gaps and Action. (2013-14)
  • Analysis of India’s Manpower Resources with respect to Migration Aspect of resources and Comparative Capabilities. (2013-14)
  • Industry Structure and the pattern of innovation. Basic Metal industry of India. (2014)
  • Industry Structure and the pattern of innovation: Chemicals Industry of India. (2014)
  • Green Technology Revolution In Energy Sector
  • India’s innovation capacities and capabilities
  • Industry structure and the pattern of innovation pharmaceuticals industry
  • Performance of Indian food product industries

4.      Dissemination workshops and outreach programmes:

  • Innovating India: A two days workshop , 25-26 November 2013, in collaboration with NIT, Silchar , Assam.
  • “Measuring Science-A bibliometric Approach: A one day workshop”  14thFebruary 2014, NISTADS, New Delhi.
  • ‘Innovation for inclusive growth and entrepreneurship generation’ one day workshop jointly with Punjab State Council in S&T and Punjab Innovation Council. 23 July, 2014. Chandigarh.
  • ‘Innovation Landscape’ 25thNovember, 2014 , CSIR-NISTADS, New Delhi.
  •  National Conference on “Science, Technology and Innovation in Manufacturing”   15 October, 2015 , India International Centre (IIC), New Delhi. 
  • Networking with industry –Academia linkages with  IIT Roorkee, Roorkee (Uttrakhand),  IIT Delhi, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh (UP), Cluster Innovation Centre, (CIC), Delhi University, Delhi, Tata Energy Research Institute (TERI), New Delhi, National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bangalore,NIT, Silchar, Assam , State S&T Councils of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow  and  Punjab  State S&T Council , Chandigarh.

Nodal Scientists:

1.      Dr. Sujit Bhattacharya, Sr. Principal Scientist

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2.      Dr. Tabassum Jamal, Chief Scientist

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3.      Dr. Sanjib Pohit, Sr. Principal Scientist

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4.      Dr. Yogesh Suman,Principal Scientist

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Team Members:

Participating Scientist

 N.Mrinalini, G.D.Sandhya, Mohammad Rais, Vipan Kumar, Kasturi Mandal, , Avinash Kshitij, S. Wakdikar, Madhulika Bhati, Y. Madhvi, R. Raina, Naresh Kumar and L. Pulamte, Anuradha Singh, Satpal Sangwan.

Participating Technical Officer

Praveen Sharma, Mala Bahl, Renu Jethi, Suresh Kumar, Suresh Kumar, Anil Sharma, Rammi Kapoor, A K Bhardwaj, Kashmiri Lal.

Project Assistants (SPF/PF)

SPF:  Mr. Nitesh Kumar Yadav , Ms. Shilpa, Ms Megha Garg,Mr Sudhakar, Ms Jyoti Kushwaha.

PF:  Ms. Priti, Ms. Sumbul Naqvi, Ms Priti, Mr. Rehan Ahmed, Ms Sweachha Garg, Ms Sherin Kuruvilla.