Academia is the prime resource in any country for generating new knowledge and its conversion to wealth. However, absence of effective institutional mechanisms in academia for translating R&D output into technological wealth is a big impediment. TDT Division has been implementing Technology related programmes since the inception of DST. Its success in terms of indigenous technology development has been satisfactory; however, the contribution to this from the University system is yet to be optimized. It has been deliberated several times on institutionalizing industry academia interaction, wherein creation of an enabling ecosystem has always emerged as an issue remaining to be effectively tackled.
The objective of TEC will be to create an Ecosystem for Technology Development in the Universities and to provide a platform to network researchers with other Institutes, National laboratories and Industry. The focus of Centres will be on providing an enabling eco system, process and support system for technology development,
deployment and diffusion.