National Technology Day 2017
About TDB National Awards
On 25th May 1998, the Prime Minister Shri Atal Behari Vajpayee, announced that 11th May would henceforth be celebrated as Technology Day. He urged the industry to forge powerful partnerships with the national laboratories and to create knowledge networks with academic institutions to promote research and development and to gain entry into global markets.
National Award for the successful commercialization of Indigenous Technology
Technology Development Board instituted a National Award for successful commercialization of indigenous technology by an industrial concern. The National Award of Rs. 10 Lakhs is shared equally between the Industrial Concern that has successfully commercialized the indigenous technology and the Developer/ Provider of such technology.
Cash award of Rs. 10 lakh each to –
- An Industrial Concern which has successfully commercialized an indigenous technology.
- The Developer / provider of such technology. In-house R&D units can also be the Developer/ Provider of the technology.
National Award for successful commercialization of a technology based product by an Small Scale Industry Unit
In August 2000, TDB introduced a cash award of Rs. 2 lakh and a trophy to a SSI unit that has successfully commercialised a technology-based product. The first SSI award was given on 11th May, 2001 and thereafter it has been decided to give the Award for SSI Unit every year on the Occasion of Technology Day i.e. 11thMay. The cash awards were later revised to Rs. 5 lakh in the year 2011-12.