MSME Guidelines

Government of India

Department of Scientific and Industrial Research

PROMOTING INNOVATIONS IN INDIVIDUALS, START- UPs and MSMEs (PRISM)

PRISM _ R&D Proposals (MSME CLUSTERS)

Guidelines

 

Eligibility

  • R&D project (Technology Solution) proposals from autonomous institutions/public funded R&D laboratories or Academic Institutes etc in consultation/collaboration with MSME cluster for developing technology solutions aimed at helping MSME clusters. MSME units in Industry Clusters may approach autonomous institutions/public funded R&D laboratories or Academic Institutes in their region to find technology solution to their problem.
  • The proposals shall preferably be in the following focus sectors: Green Technology, Clean Energy, Industrially utilizable smart materials, Waste to wealth, Affordable healthcare, water & sewage management, any other technology or knowledge intensive area.

Scope & Support

Project cost up to Rs 100.00 lakh

R&D project proposals aimed at providing appropriate technological solution to the problems faced by MSME clusters in common. The proposals must be initiated by the autonomous institutions/public funded R&D laboratories or Academic Institutes etc in consultation/collaboration with MSME clusters and will be routed through the local TOCIC or directly to DSIR.

Maximum support under this category is Rs 50.00 lakh subject to a maximum 50% of approved project cost whichever is lower. An amount equivalent to government grant has to be raised by the applicant.

IPR generated in the project, if any, shall belong to the beneficiary i.e. to the institutions developing technological solutions for MSME units & clusters and DSIR shall not have any rights on the IPR.

Mechanism

  • The proposals can be submitted to the nearest TePP Outreach cum Cluster Innovation Centre (TOCIC). The applicant may meet coordinators of TOCICs and take their advice before submitting the application.
  • The proposals directly received at DSIR will also be forwarded to relevant TOCIC for counselling/ local screening.
  • The project proposal will be evaluated by TOCICs in consultation with DSIR with the help of domain experts and financial experts both.
  • The evaluated proposals may be put forth to PRISM Advisory and Screening Committee (PASC) for consideration. Applicant will be given an opportunity to make presentation to DSIR (PASC). If PASC recommends the proposal for PRISM support, it will be processed on file for approval and release of grant.
  • To facilitate `financial closure

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