New R&D Funding scheme, check out now!!!

Blog by Bhumika Kabadi (R&D associate). PRIP —Scheme for Promotion of Research and Innovation in Pharma MedTech Sector. Introduction: In the dynamic landscape of pharmaceuticals and MedTech, continuous research and innovation are pivotal. Recognizing this, the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers has introduced the Promotion of Research and Innovation in Pharma MedTech Sector (PRIP) scheme… Continue reading New R&D Funding scheme, check out now!!!


Live Funding Schemes – October 2022

Funding Body Scheme Funding Amt Link Closing Date Science and Engineering Research Board-SERB Extramural Research (EMR) funding scheme Upto 80 Lacs Click Here 31st Oct 2022 Science and Engineering Research Board-SERB SUPRA (Scientific and Useful Profound Research Advancement) Upto 80 Lacs Click Here 31st Oct 2022 Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) The Biotechnology Industry… Continue reading Live Funding Schemes – October 2022


Live Funding Schemes – September 2022

Core Research Grant (CRG) Extramural Research (EMR) funding scheme of SERB to academic institution, research laboratories and other R&D organizations to carry out basic research in all frontier areas of Science and Engineering is in limelight for more than four decades since from the inception of SERC. Objective The scheme provides core research support to… Continue reading Live Funding Schemes – September 2022


Why Lab furniture companies shouldn’t design your lab?

Laboratories are workplaces for the conduct of scientific research. Research and development (R&D) lab design require the right layout and furnishing solutions to ensure accuracy and efficiency in a safe and productive environment. Many researchers directly contact lab furniture companies for their R&D lab setup, their satisfaction level is subpar and they experience many falts… Continue reading Why Lab furniture companies shouldn’t design your lab?


Personality Check – Adar Poonawalla – Sherral Joseph

Adar Poonawalla was recently included in ‘Fortune magazine’s 40 under 40’ listing in the healthcare category. He recently came into limelight when the Covishield vaccine which was developed by Astra Zeneca with Oxford University began to be manufactured by the Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer.  Mr Poonawalla became the CEO of SII in 2011, which was initially founded by his father, Cyrus Poonawalla in 1966.  In 2014 SII launched and initiated the Oral Polio vaccine which became the company’s bestseller.

The Institute is currently producing 50 million doses of Covishield a month and according to its CEO Adar Poonawalla, is aiming for a production of 100 million does a month after regulatory approval.

Adar Poonawalla has received several awards for his work in the health industry including the ‘Business Leader of the year’ award as part of the ET Edge Maharashtra Achievers Awards


The Agricultural Revolution of India written by Sangharsh Kale

Farming and allied industries are the backbone of India’s economy. In modernizing agricultural practices, Artificial Intelligence (AI) will play a key role in achieving the objective of doubling farmers’ incomes by 2022. Agriculture is also listed by India’s national AI strategy as one of the main   areas where AI can enable growth and greater inclusion. AI-enabled farming solutions help farmers improve crop productivity, monitor soil health, optimize the management  of pests and weeds, manage irrigation, and help farmers to pay the best price. In line with the aspirations of the country, the Confederation of Indian  Industry (CII) is working to grow the agricultural sector. A main focus area  is  upgrading the technology quotient in agriculture. Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare  Mr. Narendra Singh Tomar announced onNovember 6, 2020 that the Centre would soon  launch a ‘price information and market intelligence system’ powered by AI that will enable farmers to find out the latest prices of different farm products in markets across the nation. He said while announcing the plan, “We are developing a price mechanism. Through this process, even a person sitting in Badaun will know the prices prevailing in Kolkata market every day in the morning. This scheme is being built and very soon it will be launched.” Several start-ups are now also committed to maintaining the agricultural sector through the AI system.  In Andhra Pradesh, a company is using AI to power a sowing app, leading to a higher crop yield per hectare. In addition, AI algorithms are being used to monitor crop… Continue reading The Agricultural Revolution of India written by Sangharsh Kale

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Circular economies and Sustainability

The Circular Economy Trend : Are you in the know? The Decade of Action In 2019, the UN General-Secretary called on all sectors of society to mobilize a ‘decade of action’ to address the world’s biggest challenges extending from climate change, inequality, poverty and closing the finance gap. We are at the beginning of the… Continue reading Circular economies and Sustainability

income tax benefits · R&D Incentives · Uncategorized

Title: The Future of Tax Deduction for Research & Development – written by Sangharsh Kale

The Department of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR) up until 31st March 2020,  offered manufacturing companies, tax exemptions  u/s 35 (2AB) of the Income Tax Act, 1961 up to 150% for expenses incurred on R&D in their respective field. This exemption would let companies spend more money in their R&D & helped in innovating new technology, product development & related processes.

On 1st April 2020, the Government of India phased down the tax exemption to 100% of the expense incurred on R&D. This decision has come as a significant blow affecting all major manufacturing companies involved in research & development. We at Scinnovation, are positive, that these exemptions wouldn’t be phased down any further.

Earlier to claim these tax deductions, a manufacturing company had to sign an agreement with DSIR for co-operation, a company had to fulfil certain conditions concerning the maintenance of accounts & audit thereof & furnishing of reports in a manner as may be prescribed by DSIR.

With the lowered tax exemption of 100%, the company is not mandated to enter into an agreement with DSIR to claim the tax exemption.

Although, we would recommend that a company trying to avail the tax exemption should apply for recognition as an in-house R&D centre by DSIR. By doing so, the company will drastically speed up the claim period.

We at Scinnovation Consultants will help your company get DSIR Recognition for your Research & Development efforts. Having worked with multiple seed companies we have developed expertise in the area. SCinnovation Consultants has a 100% track record in terms of getting the DSIR Recognition.

For any inquiry please contact Mr. Rajesh Ravindranathan, Client Acquisition Specialist at letstalk@scinnovation.in.



Research, development and opportunities Sustainability is a guiding influence for all of research areas. It is based on a simple principle: Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. A sustainable program should not just be self-sufficient, but also self-reliant. The emphasis on sustainability of… Continue reading SUSTAINABILITY