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IMPRINT-2

IMPRINT – Round 2 (IMPRINT-2)

A technology development initiative of MHRD and DST

Deadline for submission of PRELIMINARY PROJECT PROPOSAL has been extended up to APRIL 17 (TUESDAY) MIDNIGHT IST

Aim: Address all major engineering challenges faced by the nation by translating knowledge into viable technology (product/process)

IMPacting Research, INnovation and Technology (IMPRINT), a national initiative of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) designed to address all major engineering challenges relevant to India through an inclusive and sustainable mode of translational research has now reached its next phase, IMPRINT Round 2. IMPRINT-2 has been approved by Government of India (GoI) with a revised strategy under which, this national initiative will be jointly funded and steered by MHRD and Department of Science and Technology (DST). While any faculty member from an MHRD funded Higher Education Institute (HEI) including Centrally Funded Technical Institution (CFTI) may lead as the Principal Investigator (PI), single or multiple partners from stake holder ministry, institutions, PSUs, strategic agencies and industry are welcome as Co-PI, partner or collaborator.

  • Proposals under IMPRINT II Projects should (a) address any declared theme (thrust area) under one of the 10 domains of IMPRINT, and (b) connect either with already identified or new research topics defined by the PI under the same 10 domains.

  • Projects proposals should provide clear and convincing evidence of promise for translational research leading to viable technology (product, process or prototype) development.

Important features of IMPRINT-2

  • Principal objective is to translate knowledge into viable technology

  • About 425 projects with up to Rs 2 crore budget will be supported

  • MHRD and DST are equal partners to steer the scheme

  • IMPRINT-2 is open to all MHRD funded HEIs / CFTIs

  • 27 ministries of GoI remain partners of IMPRINT-2

  • Projects with industry support will be preferred

For details about IMPRINT II, please visit: www.IMPRINT-2.in, or www.imprint-india.org, or www.serbonline.in/ (March 23, 2018 onwards)

Format (Technical Details) for Preliminary Project Proposal

  1. Project Title*: <text area, limited word/character field>

  2. Domain*: <single select dropdown with options of 10 IMPRINT domains>

  3. Theme*(#1): <Multi select dropdown list (max 3) of themes under selected Domain>

  4. Research Topic (#2)*: <multi select dropdown list of > 400 topics suggested by partner ministries, along with “Other” option Max (5) > <in case of Other, PI should key-in the topic>

  5. Duration in Months*: <text area, limited word/character field>

  6. Aims and objective*: <text area, limited word/character field>

  7. Project Summary*: <text area, limited word/character field>

  8. Keywords (Max 5)*: <text area, limited word/character field>

  9. Background/genesis and motivation*: <text area, limited word/character field>

  10. Justification and novelty*: <text area, limited word/character field>

  11. Plan of work*: <text area, limited word/character field>

  12. Important milestones and projected time to reach such targets*: <text area, limited word/character field>

  13. Projected deliverables*: <text area, limited word/character field>

  14. Target beneficiary and impact*: <text area, limited word/character field>