About National Awards

INTRODUCTION

Technology Development Board (TDB) is a statutory body of Department of Science & Technology (DST). As part of National Technology Day celebration on 11th May every year, TDB present National Awards to industrial concerns for successful commercialization of indigenous technology. The second category of award was introduced for the first time in 2000 for SSI units which has been renamed as MSME Award. From 2017 onwards, a new category of award called ‘National Award for Start-Up’ has been introduced to encourage & promote technologies developed by start-ups having potential for commercialization. 

AWARD CATEGORIES:

There are three categories of award, which are as following-

  1. NATIONAL AWARD FOR THE SUCCESSFUL COMMERCIALIZATION OF INDIGENOUS TECHNOLOGY

This award will be given to an industrial concern which has successfully developed & commercialized an indigenous technology  In case, the technology developer / provider and technology commercializer are two different organizations, each one would be eligible for award of ₹25 Lakh and a trophy.

  • Cash Award of 25 Lakh
  • Number of awards: One*

  1. NATIONAL AWARD FOR MSMEs

This award will be given to MSMEs which have successfully commercialized a product based on indigenous technology.

  • Cash Awards of 15 Lakh
  • Number of awards: Three*

III. NATIONAL AWARD FOR TECHNOLOGY START-UPs

This award will be given to a technology start-up for promising new technology with potential for commercialization.

  • Cash Awards of 15 Lakh

* Selection Committee may change the number of awards under each category to be given or may defer if the entries are not found suitable.

 

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