National Research Development Corporation (NRDC) was established in 1953 by the Government of India, with the primary objective to promote, develop and commercialise the technologies/know-how/inventions/ patents/processes emanating from various national R&D institutions/ Universities with a vision to be a leading technology transfer organisations in India.
During the past six decades of its existence and in pursuance of its corporate goals, NRDC has forged strong links with the scientific and industrial community in India and abroad and developed a wide network of research institutions, academia and industry and made formal arrangements with them for the commercialisation of know-how developed in their laboratories. It is now recognised as a large repository of wide range of technologies spread over almost all areas of industries, viz, Agriculture, Agro-processing, Chemicals including Pesticides, Drugs, Pharmaceuticals, Bio-technology, Metallurgy, Electronics, Building Materials, Mechanical and Electronics etc.
It has licensed the indigenous technology to more then 4,800 entrepreneurs and helped to establish a large number of Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs). NRDC also undertakes number of activities under its structured promotional programme for encouragement and advancement of research, promotion of inventions and innovations such as meritorious inventions awards, techno-commercial support, technical and financial assistance for IPR protection and so on.
NRDC is recognised, particularly in the developing countries, as the source of reliable appropriate technology, machines and services, which are typically suitable for these countries.
1. Programme for Inspiring Inventors and Innovators (PIII):
2. Programme for Development of Technology Inspiring For Commercialisation (PDTC):
- Basic Engineering Design Package (BEDP): 60
- Market Survey Report (MSR): 250
- University Innovation Facilitation Center (UIFC): 4
- Intellectual Property Facilitation Center (IPFC): 1
Considering the vast experience of NRDC in innovation management, DIPP made it part of the Secretariat of Inter Ministerial Board of Start-up India Action Plan to assist it in appraising the Startup India proposals for their innovation content.
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