Submissions are invited for Advanced Manufacturing Technologies (AMT) Program for the year 2021. The last date of submission is 15 October 2021.
The Department of Science & Technology (DST) has initiated a technology development program named “Advanced Manufacturing Technologies (AMT)” during 2015 aligned with the Make in India mission. The scope of R & D efforts envisaged under the “Advanced Manufacturing Technologies” Program encompass the following:
- Design and process innovations to overcome the limitations in conventional manufacturing technology
- Improvements in materials and their processing for better properties and commercial-scale production
- Enhancement of productivity and better utilization of resources through ICT
- “Industry 4.0” enablers such as additive manufacturing, near net shape manufacturing, assistive robotics and process automation, industrial IoT implementation, etc.
Main themes of the call include (a) Manufacturing of nano materials, electronic grade materials, smart materials, and metamaterials (b) Novel surface coatings and surface texturing (c) Robotics and automation (d) Precision Manufacturing (e) Advanced forming and near net shape processing (f) New and innovative manufacturing processes such as molecular manufacturing.
- Category 1: Feasibility projects with a max. funding support of Rs. 50 Lakh for 2 years’ duration: R & D proposals aiming to achieve Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) -3 /4 with emphasis on innovative concepts in the above thrust areas. The project proposals can be submitted by research institutes/academia, Proposals under this category will be evaluated on their innovation quotient. Proposals with clearly identified MSME/industry partners interested in the technology will get preference.
- Category 2 and 3 proposals are expected to have a well-defined product or process target that will have direct relevance to the Indian Industry/MSME for technology absorption:
Category 2: R & D proposals targeting TRL 4 to 7, in the above identified thrust areas with MSME/Industry participation in the form of 20% financial contribution (between cash and kind contribution, at least 10% cash contribution is mandatory).
Category 3: R & D proposals falling at TRL 8 or above, for scale up and production, having industry partnership with at least 33% financial contribution. Funding for industry partner(s) in the form of loan for their 33% contribution, with respect to R&D leading to commercialization, can be forwarded to Technology Development Board (TDB), DST if desired, for their consideration.
- Category 4: Creation of Centers of Excellence to develop technologies in the following identified areas: Electronic Grade Materials Manufacturing, Specialty Chemicals Manufacturing, Wear and Corrosion Resistant Coatings Technology and Smart Manufacturing Machines: Design and Fabrication.
Proposals must be submitted using Online portal only by Scientists/ Engineers/Technologists working in universities and other
academic institutions; R&D institutions/ laboratories having adequate infrastructure and facilities to carry out R&D work. Applicants should register as a PI in DST’s Online Portal. Registered PIs may get an option of “submit proposal”, under calls that are open. PIs may submit the proposal under the division of “Technology Development and Transfer” followed by the scheme of “Advanced Manufacturing Technologies”.
Last Date of Submission: 15th October 2021
Dr. Krishna Kanth Pulicherla
Click here to view the official notification Advanced Manufacturing Technologies (AMT) Program by DST.
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