Fostering Innovation: India's S&T Clusters

India's rise as a scientific powerhouse is being fueled by a unique initiative: Science and Technology (S&T) Clusters. Supported by the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser (PSA) on the recommendation of the Prime Minister's Science, Technology and Innovation Advisory Council (PM-STIAC), these clusters are hubs of collaboration.

What are S&T Clusters?

Imagine a region brimming with academic institutions, research labs, industries, and startups – all working together. That's the essence of an S&T Cluster. These clusters bring together diverse stakeholders to focus on applied research and development (R&D) that addresses real-world challenges.

Benefits of Collaboration

By fostering collaboration, S&T Clusters aim to:

  • Bridge the gap between research and implementation, turning ideas into solutions.
  • Promote innovation by leveraging the combined strengths of member institutions.
  • Create a shared ecosystem where knowledge and resources are readily available.
  • Drive Atmanirbhar Bharat (Self-reliant India) through advancements in Science and Technology.

Currently, seven S&T Clusters are operational across India:







Northern Region (Chandigarh)

These clusters are tackling a wide range of issues, from clean energy to healthcare to water security.

Learn More:

For more information on S&T Clusters and their initiatives, visit the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser website: