Department of Science & Technology (DST)
The Department of Science & Technology (DST) was established in May 1971, with the objective of promoting new areas of Science & Technology and to play the role of a nodal department for organising, coordinating and promoting S&T activities in the country. The Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India has an important role in building a strong base for Research, Development and Demonstration in India and in addressing national concerns about strengthening science and technology. DST, as a national agency for strengthening the base of Science and Technology in the country has made sincere attempt to address national concerns of India in basic research.
For more information about DST, please visit www.dst.gov.in
Department of Electronics & Information Technology (DeitY)
The Department of Electronics and IT (DeitY), Ministry of Communications and IT is the nodal Department of the Government of India for the promotion of Electronics System Design and Manufacturing. DeitY offers several schemes to incentivise investment in the sector. These include Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme (M- SIPS), Electronic Manufacturing Clusters (EMCs) among others. DeitY also takes up schemes to promote R&D and innovation in this sector. Some of the efforts taken include approval of Electronics Development Fund Policy (EDF), promoting start-ups by setting up of incubators, funding research for development of new products and technologies. DeitY also has set up Centres of Excellence in niche technology areas like nanoelectronics Large Area Flexible Electronics, security devices, etc.
For more information on promotion of Electronics System Design and Manufacturing by DeitY, please visit
Global Innovation & Technology Alliance (GITA)
GITA is a “not–for–profit” Public Private Partnership (PPP) company promoted jointly by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) with 51% holding and the Technology Development Board (TDB), Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India (GoI) with 49% holding.
It is an innovative mechanism between the government and Indian industry for attracting the industry’s investment in technology by mapping technology gaps, evaluating technology offers across the globe, connecting among technology developers, providers, commercializers, and funding last phase of technology development that connects the market and deployment of technology solutions.
Tekes is the most important Finnish publicly funded expert organisation for financing research, development and innovation in Finland. We boost wide-ranging innovation activities in research communities, industry and service sectors.
Tekes promotes a broad-based view on innovation: besides funding technological breakthroughs, Tekes emphasizes the significance of service-related, design, business, and social innovations.
Tekes works with the top innovative companies and research units in Finland. Every year, Tekes finances some 1,500 business research and development projects, and almost 600 public research projects at universities, research institutes and universities of applied sciences.
Research, development and innovation funding is targeted to projects that create in the long-term the greatest benefits for the economy and society. Tekes does not derive any financial profit from its activities, nor claim any intellectual proprietary rights.
For more information about Tekes, please visit http://www.tekes.fi/en/