Programmes & Schemes

Patent Acquisition and Collaborative Research & Technology Development (PACE)

The scheme is part of DSIR-Industrial R&D Programme (IRD).The PACE scheme provides catalytic support to industries and institutions for development and demonstration of innovative product and process technologies, traversing the journey from proof of concept or laboratory stage to pilot stage, so that they can be launched for commercialization.

Programme Type: Academia Industry Partnerships

Ministry / Department: Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Govt of India

Focused Area: Industries, Organizations, Academic Institutions, Universities

Target Audience: Industries and R & D Organisations

Funding Agency: Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Govt. of India

Eligibility: All industries registered in India, having a healthy financial track record or a promising financial health forecast, preferably those having DSIR recognized in-house R&D units; and also for R&D organizations/ academic institutions/ universities. The R&D organization / academic institution / university for collaboration with the industry should have the requisite expertise and track record in the proposed area of research

Purpose: Innovations, Promoting Entrepreneurship

Application Method: Offline

Fellowship / Financial Assistance: The support would be generally limited to 50% of the total project cost. However, maximum amount of Government support in any single project shall generally be limited upto Rs.5.00 Crores.

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