Indian government constituted the Technology Development Board (TDB) in September 1996, under the Technology Development Board Act, 1995, as a statutory body, to promote development and commercialization of indigenous technology and adaptation of imported technology for wider application.


National Technology Day 2017

On 11 May 1998, India achieved a major technological breakthrough by successfully carrying out nuclear tests at Pokhran under the able leadership of the then Prime Minister, Sh Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Also, first indigenous aircraft “Hansa-3” was test flown at Bangalore on this day and India performed successful test firing of the Trishul missile on the same day. Considering above technological achievements on a particular date, the day of 11 May was declared as the National Technology Day. The first National Technology Day was celebrated on 11th May 1999 in presence of Hon’ble Atalji.

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  • I extend my heartiest congratulations to TDB on launching of its new website. Working real time and bringing up-dated policy matters on industrial funding to everyone’s access are crucial information tools for India’s scientific & industrial workforce to assimilate technological challenges and avail commercialization opportunities within the country. (more…)
    Prof. Ashutosh Sharma
  • It’s a great opportunity for me to head the team at TDB after 23 years of R & D funding in bio-medical field of an important Government department. Shifting to TDB provides a unique platform for translating pure scientific ideas & experiences for commercial output. (more…)
    Dr. Bindu Dey
    Secretary, TDB

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