Common Research and Technology Development Hub (CRTDH)

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Overview:

Recently, Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (IITR), Lucknow organised a day-long second "Chintan Shivir on CRTDHs Empowering MSMEs" under the Common Research and Technology Development Hub (CRTDH) programme of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research.

About Common Research and Technology Development Hub: 

  • It is part of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR)-Industrial R&D Programme (IRD).
  • This programme aimed at creation of Common Research and Technology Development Hubs (CRTDHs) to encourage research and technology development activities by Micro and Small enterprises (MSEs).
  • Partial financial support would be provided to eligible institutions as grant-in aid to establish CRTDHs for enabling MSEs conduct industrial R&D and innovation activities.
  • These hubs would facilitate MSEs to undertake new/improved product/process development and skill enhancement activities.
  • The collaborating institutions would extend hands-on training, skill development and research information facilities to the MSEs, apart from research and technology development infrastructure.
  • Creation of these CRTDHs will enhance productivity, increase the innovative skills of the MSEs and help them become globally competitive, and also generate more employment.
  • Eligibility: Public funded bodies or Institutions having a distinct legal entity, which are willing and capable of setting up these CRTDHs.

 


Q1) What is CSIR ?

CSIR stands for the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research. It is an autonomous organization in India that is among the largest and oldest publicly-funded research and development institutions in the country. Established in 1942, CSIR operates under the Ministry of Science and Technology and is headquartered in New Delhi, India.

Source: One day Chintan Shivir on “CRTDH Empowering MSMEs” concluded at IITR, Lucknow