IMPRINT Scheme (Impacting Research Innovation and Technology Scheme)

Updated on Aug 02, 2020

Overview

Impacting Research Innovation and Technology (IMPRINT) is a scheme initiated and launched by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) in November 2015. This program was launched to refer to the problems faced in the field of science and engineering by India and to let our country nourish and flourish our country towards inclusive growth and self-sufficiency. It is a combined program led by Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and The Government Of India. 

The main goal of IMPRINT is to render to-the-point solutions for the challenges faced by our country, in the fields of:

  • Health care,
  • Energy resources, 
  • Sustainable homes,
  • Nano-technology hardware, 
  • Water resources and river systems, 
  • Advanced materials,
  • Information and communication technology,
  • Manufacturing,
  • Security and defence,
  • Environmental science and climate change.

Objectives

  • Creation and development of a new policy that will revolve around education in the field of engineering.
  • Creation of a systematic road map in order to act on the problems faced in the field of engineering.
  • The initiative also covers all the angles and gives an insight that channelizes the research in the areas that are much greater and that are applicable.

Implementation of the Projects under IMPRINT-1

  • In order to improve the comforts of the ride and to maintain consistency, there will be a growth and creation of a cost-effective Magneto-Rheological (MR) Fluid Damper in the 2-wheelers and the 4-wheelers of the automobile industry.
  • There will be an endemic creation of ultra-high strength steel along with the property of being stainless, will be done for space uses.
  • For the purpose of conservation of energy, low-cost indoor tenancy and a system for monitoring the climate will be developed.
  • For the use of type-1 diabetic patients of our country, an artificial pancreas for the control of closed-loop blood glucose will be created.
  • A system for detecting and redressed of chromium pollution in water will be made by the way of the camera-based sensor in a smartphone.
  • For the healthcare of the community, there will be a provision of efficient glycaemic control, in order to manage the complications and problems of diabetes with the help of a new and better at care device. 
  • There will be a development of smart classrooms in order to better the ways of teaching and make them effective as well as efficient.
  • A sleek lens will be designed and manufactured for nanoparticles of different shapes and sizes.

Implementation of the Projects under IMPRINT-2

IMPRINT, an initiative of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has reached its second round. It has been sanctioned by the Government of India and has come up with a better scheme under which, this scheme will be funded and directed by both MHRD and the Department of Science and Technology (DST). 

Features Of IMPRINT-2

  • The main objective of IMPRINT-2 is to transform the knowledge into executable technology.
  • Under IMPRINT-2, back up will be provided to 425 projects with a budget of approximately Rs. 2 crores.
  • MHRD and DST are both equally involved in this initiative and hence they will both direct it.
  • IMPRINT-2 has 27 ministries of The Government Of India, as its partners. 
  • This initiative is open to all the HEIs and CFTIs funded by MHRD.
  • Under IMPRINT-2, the preference will be given to the projects that have industry support.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What exactly is IMPRINT?

Impacting Research Innovation and Technology is an Initiative of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD).

You can learn more about this scheme on its official website.

Q: When was IMPRINT launched?

IMPRINT was launched in November 2015.


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WRITTEN BYVarsha Verma

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