Technology Development Board – Call for Proposals
Medical Devices/ Spare Parts for Medical Devices: Innovation and Affordability
Access to high-quality yet affordable healthcare is the right of every citizen. The Government of India is committed to supporting technological advancement in the field of healthcare to ensure that the benefits reach even to the economically weaker sections. It intends to bring advanced treatment options within the reach of each patient for which self-reliance in domestic medical devices industry is necessary. The Government has already notified Medical Devices Rules, 2017 on 31.01.2017.
Against its previous call in medical devices sector, Technology Development Board supported companies for developing portable X-ray machines, Drug-eluting Stents, Third-generation LINAC, Dialysis Systems, Digital Mammography etc.
TDB is now opening the second call inviting “Development and Commercialization” proposals from India industrial concerns for Innovative and Affordable Medical Devices including Spare Parts for existing imported devices such as for MRIs, X-ray machines, CT Scanners, PET, SPECT, MEG, EEG, Ultrasound, Endoscopy, Image-guided therapy and other imaging equipment. The proposals may included technical innovation/ inventiveness; novel processes/ procedures, tools; software and data/ image analysis platforms like PACS, Imaging-based Medical Informatics Systems especially for highly prevalent diseases such as Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular diseases, Perinatal/ pre-term morbidity, Hepatitis, Neurological Disorders, Tuberculosis or COPD, Malaria, Chikungunya, Dengue etc. Domestic/ foreign collaborations, if any may be included as part of the proposal.
An aim of the initiative is also to encourage development of a techno-commercial viable ecosystem in the form of defined clusters in different regions of country. Companies registered in such clusters are specifically encouraged to apply.
The Board provides financial assistance by means of soft loans (up to 50% of project cost @5% simple interest per annum) and equity participation (up to a maximum of 25% of the project cost). The proposal may clearly indicate the desired mode of funding.
How to Apply
Proposals may be submitted on or before 31/08/2017 in the prescribed format (Application Form A and Project Funding Guidelines to be downloaded from www.tdb.gov.in ). Two hard copies of the complete proposal along with all necessary supporting documents are to be sent to: Secretary, Technology Development Board, Department of Science and Technology, A-Wing, Ground Floor, Vishwakarma Bhawan, Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg, New Delhi – 110016. One soft copy of the complete proposal is to be mailed to email@example.com Queries may also be sent to the above given email address.