The India Science, Technology and Innovation Portal (ISTI) is a one stop window for information about developments in India on science, technology and innovation.
The portal focuses on bringing all stakeholders and Indian STI activities on a single online platform; helping efficient utilisation of resources; highlighting functioning of scientific organisations, laboratories and institutions; aggregating information on science funding, fellowship & award opportunities spanning from school to faculty level; pooling together conferences, seminars and events; and projecting science in India with its major achievements.
The portal is a veritable repository of India’s scientific research activities in every field. It also hosts information about the organisations carrying out the research, those funding them, international collaborations, the scientists involved in the research, the States in which they are being carried out, their achievements & impacts.
The portal brings on the table the storehouse of technologies developed in India, the organisations that have developed these technologies, those that have funded them and the status of the technologies. This provides information on the finger tips for industries to pick out from ready to use, scalable technologies also technological solutions that non- governmental development organizations can use for social benefits. The portal also provides information about the programmes and schemes the government of India offers to boost scientific activities, the facilities for scientific research in different laboratories and also ways in which government of India is boosting innovations. It projects India’s STI policies, regulations & vision through various documents developed by the numerous science related wings of the government. S&T Roadmaps, STI policy documents, S&T indicators, S&T investments.
A major thrust of the portal is to reach out to students, researchers, scholars, scientists both from India and abroad, so that they can choose from the mine of fellowships, scholarships and funding and startup opportunities that the India puts on their plate.
It can help funding agencies & science administrators take decisions about project funding, policy makers make science policy decisions & researchers study trends & trace policy movements. The web-portal also acts as a platform which brings together scientists and researchers, so that they can pool expertise and skills required for their research, translation, technology transfer & escalation. It reaches out to a wide range of audience through public engagement garnering their support in the celebration of science.