Centre for Policy Research in Science & Technology Entrepreneurship

Centre-for-Policy-Research

The Centre for Policy Research in Science & Technology Entrepreneurship was set up at the Institute, under the aegis of Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, with the mandate of promoting innovation-driven S&T Entrepreneurship; strengthening policy research mechanism and influencing policy formulation through advocacy. The centre has undertaken significant research work and studies to promote S&T Entrepreneurship. These include:

This study sought to capture the importance of various types of innovations for the development of MSMEs. The study has come up with suggestions and recommendations for policy design to promote innovation amidst a conducive climate.

This research report aimed at highlighting the gaps in the existing level of technology transfer and commercialization, and thus suggested suitable policy measures towards its improvement in the Indian context. The primary and secondary data collected in this study was statistically analysed for the purpose of deriving relevant interpretations

Harnessing technopreneurial potential among women could boost the economic growth of the nation. The major objectives of the study included gaining a global overview of the existing policies to bring women into technopreneurial activities, develop know-how for dealing with professional challenges faced by these women to facilitate re-entry into the workforce, find out entrepreneurial intentions of such women and finally suggest a policy framework for promoting technopreneurship among technically qualified women, who wish to re-enter the workforce.

This study attempted to underscore the dynamics of formation, survival and growth of S&T entrepreneurs, and the impact of policy on their business / strategies. The study covers DST supported hi-tech entrepreneurs having emerged with support of STEPs, TBIs, TDB and iEDCs.

Travails and triumphs of 25 S&T driven entrepreneurs were documented for wider dissemination among youth in various engineering, technology and management institutions, besides R&D laboratories. This documentation highlights some of the finest innovations by Indian science and technology entrepreneurs.

The objective of the study was to assess the effectiveness, efficacy and sustainability of the Incubators in India to evolve a comprehensive strategy for sustenance and growth of incubation movement, keeping in view the global best practices in the incubation space.

The key objectives of the study were to identify critical challenges related to various Science and Technology dimensions and suggest interventions for overcoming these challenges for achieving the vision of “Make in India”. In all, 24 distinct challenges were identified for intervention.

This study aimed at capturing data relating to identifying the current technological platform of the manufacturing sector in India as well as defining their aspirations towards developing their operations, infrastructure, technical skills etc.

In India, there are a number of patents being registered with the government every week for diverse technologies, Indian universities/ institutions/research labs have come up with notable viable patents, but conversion of these patents into viable business plans still remains to be bolstered. This study addressed this need and led to identification of technologies available in the research institutions; creation of prototype; development of model for commercialization; process for licensing and technology transfer and conversion into viable business plan.

This study aimed at capturing data relating to identifying the current technological platform of the manufacturing sector in India as well as defining their aspirations towards developing their operations, infrastructure, technical skills etc.

The objective of this study was to identify gaps in bringing technically qualified women, who have taken a career break and wish to re-enter the workforce, back into the mainstream technopreneurial activity. The study aimed at suggesting a comprehensive policy framework.

Towards promoting Innovation and Entrepreneurship, which are the critical drivers of social and economic development, business incubators play a major role.
The overall objective of this study was to assess the effectiveness, efficacy and sustainability of all the 250 incubators in India, delineating the major issues faced by them and evolving a comprehensive strategy for sustenance and growth of incubators in view of the global best practices in this space.

This initiative aimed at promoting insights into the trends in S&T enterprise creation in the country. Furthermore, this database sought to provide a networking platform for these entrepreneurs to help them take their businesses to newer heights. Under this project, contact details of 27,000 trainees have been digitized.

Towards promoting Innovation and Entrepreneurship, which are the critical drivers of social and economic development, business incubators play a major role.
The overall objective of this study was to assess the effectiveness, efficacy and sustainability of all the 250 incubators in India, delineating the major issues faced by them and evolving a comprehensive strategy for sustenance and growth of incubators in view of the global best practices in this space.

This study aimed to draw attention towards certain policy gaps and thus suggested solutions for the improvement of technology transfer process in the Indian context.

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) (e.g. Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, Geographical Indications, etc.) are inevitable in order to incentivise innovation and eventually to strengthen the national economy. World Intellectual Property Organisation, Geneva; Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Intellectual Property Management (RGNIIPM), Nagpur and Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Nagpur jointly organised the 'WIPO India summer school on intellectual property' at Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Intellectual Property Management (RGNIIPM), Nagpur, Maharashtra from 6th to 17th November 2017.

EDII undertook a two-year analysis on ‘Indicators of Entrepreneurship in Science & Technology, Technology Business Incubators and Technology Start-ups’. The study was sponsored by National Science & Technology Management Information System (NSTMIS), Department of Science and Technology. As part of the study, the institute’s research team analysed the main measures of technology-based start-ups, identifying the empirical ties between science & technology, business incubators in technology, technology start-ups and the environment of entrepreneurship.

Under the State Science & Technology Programme (SSTP), DST has sanctioned 148 projects from 2012-13 to 2016-17. These projects are spread over 25 States and 63 locations. As part of the analysis, EDII has undertaken the onus of approaching all organizations undertaking such initiatives, collecting relevant details, identifying the actual situation and reviewing the information collected. Among other things, the research is focused on identifying the status and the potential for replication, the possibility for business and commercialization of technology and the potential for reaching out to the masses of DST-funded projects under the SSTP system, technologies and processes.

Core Initiatives Over the Years​​​

Assessing The Entrepreneurship Indices

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