The pivotal role of Technology Development and Innovation in economic development is well known. Innovation is essential for sustainable growth and socio-economic development. Technology Development and Project Management Division (TDPMD) serves  as  a powerful platform in the Kerala State to foster Research & Development, promote New Technology Development, inspire innovations, encourage industry  partnership,  and acts to provide a unique Innovation Ecosystem based   on  transformational   research, strengthened partnerships, to support the state specific problems and challenges. 
Technology Development and Project Management Division (TDPMD) is exclusively devoted for managing Research & Development, Technology Development & Management, Intellectual Property Protection & Management, enhancing the intellectual capital of Scientific/Technical Staff. This division is committed towards administering schemes and programmes to improve the technological output of the State. TDPMD operates the following schemes and programmes :-  
1. Schemes for Promoting Engineering & Technology :
  • Engineering & Technology Programme (ETP) 
  • Technology Development & Adaptation Programme (TDAP) 
2. Schemes for Promoting Rural Technology :
  • Rural Technology Programme (RTP) 
  • Rural Innovators Meet (RIM) 
3. Schemes for promoting IPR and Innovation :  
  • Patent Information Centre – Kerala (PIC-Kerala) 
  • A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Youth Challenge Programme 
  • Technology and Innovation Support Centre (TISC)
4. Scheme for the capacity building of Scientific/ Technical Staffs :
  • Management Development Programme for Scientific/Technical Staffs  
1. Dr. V. Ajit Prabhu, Chief Scientist (Scientist – G) and Head & Nodal Officer (PIC-Kerala)
2. Smt. Sherin B. M., Scientist – B
3. Sri. Safikh S., Technical Officer
For more details, please contact
Dr. V. Ajith Prabhu 
Chief Scientist (Scientist – G)
Head, Technology Development & Project Management Division (TDPMD)
Kerala State Council for Science Technology & Environment (KSCSTE)
Sasthra Bhavan, Pattom P. O., Thiruvananthapuram – 695 004
Ph: 0471 – 2548 252, 0471 – 2548 230, 0471 – 2548 315, 0471-2543234