Transfer of Technology : Lab to Factory – UPSC GS3

  • Ministry of Science & Technology has set up Mechanism in Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) to interact with Small-Scale Industry (SSI) for transfer of Technology from CSIR Labs.
  • Nodal officer in CSIR will coordinate with the SSIs and CSIR labs for appropriate technology required by them.
  • SSI sector is largest employment provider in country, next to agriculture.
  • It contributes almost 40% of gross industrial value added in Indian economy.
  • CSIR covers wide spectrum of S&T–from radio and space physics, oceanography, geophysics, earth sciences, chemicals, drugs, genomics, biotechnology, nanotechnology, mining, materials, aeronautics, instrumentation, environmental engineering and information technology.
  • CSIR laboratories have patented over 1,000 technologies and processes, which are available for commercial exploitation.
  • Some of these technologies have been commercialised.
  • They are willing to work with user industries to develop applications and products to meet the needs of the market.

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