India-Russia Joint Technology Assessment & Accelerated Commercialization Programme

Published on July 25, 2020
Current Context: The Department of Science and Technology (DST) in partnership with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) launched the India-Russia
India-Russia Joint Technology Assessment & Accelerated Commercialization Programme
Joint Technology Assessment & Accelerated Commercialization Programme.
  • Both entities launch this programme in collaboration with the Foundation of Assistance to Small Innovation Enterprises (FASIE) of the Russian Federation.
  • The programme was launched with an aim to develop and connect Indian and Russian Science and Technology in order to uplift the SMEs and start-ups.
  • Both the countries will jointly work in the field of R&D for technology upliftment and to enhance the bilateral scientific cooperation between them. 
  • They will focus on the areas like AI, Pharma, renewable energy, environment, robotics drones etc.
  • The programme will be conducted in two annual cycles with 5 projects to funded during each cycle.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of FICCI: New Delhi
    • Chairman of FICCI: Monica N Patnaik

Question: 

Q.1 In whose partnership, DST launched India-Russia Joint Technology Assessment & Accelerated Commercialization Programme?
a. NITI Aayog
b. FICCI
c. CII
d. NASSCOM

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