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Research Parks: Complementing the renewed focus of the Government on developing indigenous R&D capabilities, boosting manufacturing and creating a successful startup culture in the country, Research Parks are being established at various IITs.

Impacting Research and Innovation Technology (IMPRINT): IMPRINT was launched on November 5, 2015, which aims at providing solutions to the most relevant engineering challenges and translating knowledge into viable technology in 10 selected technology domains, viz. health care, energy, sustainable habitat, Nano technology hardware, water resources and river systems, advanced materials, Information and communication technology, manufacturing, security and defence, and environmental science and climate change.

IMPRINT-II was formulated with a slightly modified strategy by merging the schemes IMPRINT and UAY. The projects under IMPRINT-II will be funded jointly by MoE and DST in the ratio of 50:50 by creating a joint corpus. Other participating Ministries/ Industries may volunteer to fund the projects relevant to them.

Uchhatar Avishkar Yojana (UAY): UAY was announced in 2015 with a view to promoting innovation of a higher order that directly impacts the needs of the Industry and thereby improves the competitive edge of Indian manufacturing. The project envisages collaboration between the academia and industry – within or outside India. The funding pattern of the projects selected would be 25% by Industry; 25% by participating Department/Ministry; and 50% by MOE.

ASEAN Fellowship Scheme: The scheme was approved for grant of upto 1000 fellowships to students of ASEAN countries to pursue integrated Ph.D programmes in the IITs, for 7 years (3 batches). For the students admitted, fellowships will be provided at the same rate as Indian students, along with the yearly research grant, as applicable. The IITs will make provision to cover living expenses of the selected students from their own resources. IIT Delhi is the National Coordinator of this scheme.