Technology Development & Adaptation (TDAP)


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The Kerala State Council for Science, Technology & Environment (KSCSTE) launches a new scheme Technology Development and Adaptation Programme (TDAP) to promote Science & Technology related activities in the state. TDAP aims for technology development and demand driven adaptation of technologies. The objectives of the Programme are

  • To provide catalytic support for the development and demonstration of innovative need-based technologies.
  • To perfect the technologies, develop suitable adaptation strategies and to raise such technologies to the level of commercialization.

Who can apply ?

Individual innovators (The applicant should possess a professional degree. He/ She should possess a Diploma or Degree in Engineering or equivalent. Those who are studying for professional technical courses can also apply. Prior experience in developing innovative projects will be an added advantage.) Scientists/ Researchers from Research Organizations/ Academic Institutions/ Non- Governmental Organizations.

The project proposals under this Scheme are evaluated by the Technical Committee for TDAP (TC-TDAP). Based on the recommendations of the Committee, financial grant not exceeding Rs.10 lakhs will be provided for the project, for a maximum duration of two years. The financial support from KSCSTE primarily covers prototype development, cost of process equipment or its fabrication/ development, test and evaluation of products, user trials etc. Once the project is approved, a financial sanction order will be issued, subject to certain terms and conditions.


Guidelines Terms & Conditions Application Format 
Statement of Expenditure  Utilisation Certificate  Quarterly Progress Report Form
Project Completion Report  Asset Transfer Certificate   

   Norms for Submission of SE & UC as per KSCSTE Council(M)OrderNo.144/2017/KSCSTE dated 26-05.2017

For further details 

Dr. Ajit Prabhu V.
Joint Director & Scientist - 'F'
Head, Technology Development and Project Management Division
Sasthra Bhavan, Pattom, 
Thiruvananthapuram - 695 004
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Ph No: 0471 - 2548 252, 0471 - 2548 230