Harsh Vardhan

Minister for Science & Technology & Earth Sciences and Environment, Forest & Climate Change

Role in MI

Progress towards doubling public investment

Country-determined baseline year(s): 2014-2015
Baseline funding amount: INR 470 crore (USD $72 million)
Doubling target year: 2019-2020
Doubling target amount: INR 967 crore (USD $145 million)

Find out more about how India’s baseline and doubling are calculated

These are only direct research costs incurred in the implementation of project and do not include man-hour costs of regular scientists employed (which are also funded by public funds) in the institutions. Overheads for implementation of projects are only partially supported (15%).

The Ministry of Science and technology (DBT & DST) is jointly working with International Energy Agency in preparing a template for Data Collection to track the Public and Private Sector Clean Energy RD&D Spending.

News and events

  • India’s Ministry of Science and Technology is supporting the Global Cooling Prize, a $3 million prize to develop and scale breakthrough affordable cooling solutions. Preliminary application deadline: June 2019
  • India launches a $5 million USD Call for Proposals for collaborative R&D with Mission Innovation member countries in the field of Sustainable Advanced Biofuels. Deadline: 31 August 2018
  • $6 million Call for Proposals by the Department of Biotechnology, Department of Science and Technology and Ministry of Science and Technology in India for joint Research & Development with member MI countries in the field of Converting Sunlight. Deadline for Letters of Intent: 1 July 2018

MI Champions

MI Champions is a program for recognizing and supporting the next wave of energy technology leaders.
Meet India’s Champion, Santi Pada Gon Chaudhuri!