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Empowered ‘Technology Group’ on Emerging Technologies

  • 20 Feb 2020
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The Union Cabinet has approved the constitution of an empowered “Technology Group” to advise the Government on priorities and strategies for research on emerging technologies across sectors.

  • Composition: It will be a 12-member group with the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India (Prof. K VijayRaghavan) as its Chair.
  • Mandate
    • To render timely policy advice on latest technologies;
    • Mapping of technology and technology products;
    • Commercialisation of dual use technologies developed in national laboratories and government Research and Development (R&D) organisations;
    • Developing an indigenisation road map for selected key technologies; and
    • Selection of appropriate R&D programs leading to technology development.
  • The group will also facilitate cross-sector collaborations and research alliances with universities and private companies and formulate “standards and a common vocabulary” to screen proposals for research and development.
  • The three pillars of the work of the Technology Group include:
    • Policy Support;
    • Procurement Support; and
    • Support on Research and Development proposals.

Source: PIB

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