Preparation for Project Call

Further to MHRD Memo dated 4th Nov., 2015 to Directors of all IITs, NITs, IIITs, IISERs (Link), a discussion was organized with IMPRINT Domain Coordinators and Ministries who are interested in participating in the IMPRINT initiative on 14th Dec., 2015. From the discussion of this meeting, a workshop is planned in January, 2016 where Government Ministries and Departments having intersection with Healthcare domain, and industry representatives are to come together to evolve Call for Proposals (CFP) specifics.

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is identified as the coordinating institution from the side of the host Ministry of this domain, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. ICMR and IIT Kharagpur are working together for furthering the activities around IMPRINT-Healthcare Research Projects by involving other Ministries, Departments, Institutions, Industry bodies and garnering their support.

A profiling of interest and background of researchers from institutes who are to respond to CFP of IMPRINT-Healthcare Projects, can serve as important input for this upcoming workshop. The downloadable two page .doc and .docx template (Link) and matched online form (Link) may please be used for the same. The material input from the template can be copy-pasted in the online form. This may please be submitted before 4th Jan., 2016 11th Jan., 2016 (Note). It is to be noted that all IMPRINT Projects are to come up with ready-to-transfer technology of product / process going by the spirit of what IMPRINT acronym stands for. Following the finalized minutes of this meeting, an update and linked pages are made available here (Link).

We are looking for industry-connect to IMPRINT-India projects for which domain coordinators can be reached and/ or this one page web form (Link) can be used.