New Opportunities of Funding on Research Projects with DSIR R&D Recognition Certificate - SCPL can help you arrange Financial Investments/Funding as according to your company’s requirements.

  • FUNDING SUPPORT FOR R&D/Research funding
  • Organisations that require such funding normally must go through competitive selections. Only those that have the most potential would be chosen. Funding is vital in ensuring sustainability of certain projects and SCPL can play a very important role in arranging for the required funding process.

  • SCPL helps you Plan Well before Applications
  • We help you familiarise with the specific scheme application requirements which are crucial as failing to fulfil the requirement would result in rejection in the first stage of review. Making sure that you would be able to meet all the assessment criteria before planning to apply.

  • Demonstrate your Project
  • Government funding agencies always want to see that you have put in efforts to prepare your projects. It is essential that you display a sense of seriousness and keen to successfully deliver the projects that you are intended to carry out. It is always good to use evidence as a proof of any planning; this is a solid statement to persuade the funders that you are confident about what you are going to do for which SCPL provides you with much needed training and coordination.

  • Government Schemes for R&D in India
    • Biotechnology Industry Partnership Programme (BIPP)
    • Support for International Patent Protection in Electronics & Information Technology (SIP-EIT)
    • Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
    • Department of Biotechnology (DBT)
    • Department of Science and Technology (DST)
    • Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR)
    • R&D Funding Scheme and Global Innovation and Technology Alliance
  • Covid19 Govt. Funding
  • We will help you access high priority Government Funding to develop unique solutions for Covid19 pandemic.

You focus on technology development, we will get you the funding

The present outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was first reported from Wuhan, China, on 31 December 2019. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a contagious infection instigated by a new virus that had not been previously reported on humans. COVID-19 has been acknowledged as a pandemic by WHO due to the frightening levels of spread and mortality rates. Mankind, to date, have not been able to identify a comprehensive treatment to prevent COVID-19.

In response to the epidemic severity, there is a crucial need to fast-track the development of diagnostics and vaccines for this novel coronavirus. Critical research is the need of the hour, because of the very limited level of knowledge around the new virus. We require various means & techniques to fund significant research that can contribute to restrict this epidemic and prepare for outbreaks in the future. Crucial need to cultivate safe, effective counteractive measures that can be accessible, handy, and appropriate is the need of the hour. Research is a vital, fundamental component to be able to detect key information gaps and research developments. This would thereby hasten the production of serious scientific information and the most necessary medical products to contribute to the control of COVID-19 emergency.

To support the readiness and response for COVID-19, project proposals for funding are being implored. This funding is for the development and production of Diagnostics, Vaccines, Novel Therapeutics, or any other method suitable for control of COVID-19 by Industry, Academia or Industry-Academia participation.

We at SCPL will help you access high priority Government Funding to develop unique solutions for the COVID 19 pandemic.

We understand you are passionate about developing new products/ technologies to make this world a better place but getting access to grants and low-cost funding is critical to keep the R&D projects running smoothly.

SCPL understands you and what you do, that is why we are uniquely positioned to get you Government funding in the form of grants, low-cost loans or even equity funding in case of larger projects.

As you are aware getting funding from commercial investors is not viable in most cases and availing Govt. funding can be a tireless exercise.

The funding ranges from Rs.50 lac onwards up to Rs.10 crores in most cases. We involve in a detailed assessment before taking up your case so that we don't waste your time and ensure higher chances of success in getting you access to funding.

It usually takes at least 6 months to secure Govt. funding so you need to plan your requirement well in advance to ensure your projects don't get stuck or delayed.

We charge a combination of fixed fees, which includes out of pocket expenses and success based fee. The manner in which this is charged is transparent and milestone based, therefore ensuring you have peace of mind.


Project based R&D / Technology Funding from SCPL

To inspire, nurture and enhance the strategic research and innovation capabilities of the Indian technology driven industries, start-ups and SME’s, the Government of India has initiated several schemes, systems and platforms that help to make a difference in industry backed research and expedite novel, high quality products & technologies at affordable prices developed through state of the art.

Scinnovation Consultants Private Limited, in partnership with our strategic partner with a strong government network, assist our clients in identifying fundable projects, prepare documentation such as Detailed Project Report, get funding sanction and disbursal of funds. We are uniquely poised to assist our clients with our expertise in Intellectual Property and R&D incentives solutions having in-depth knowledge of the R&D ecosystem, Govt. interaction and building partnerships with academia.

Types of funding

(typical funding size: Rs.10 lacs to Rs.100 crore disbursed on milestone basis):

Grant funding (normally royalty based conditional grant)

Soft Loans

(1) What is Grant funding

A government grant is a financial aid given by the government for a beneficial project. It does not include technical support or other financial aid, such as a loan or loan guarantee or revenue sharing.

  • It needs to be repaid as royalty to Govt. in case the project has been successfully commercialized typically at the rate of 5% of the net sales price of the product excluding tax payable till the royalty amount equals to the grant amount taken from the Govt.
  • In case the project has failed and has to be written off then the royalty amount is not payable to Govt.
  • In case there are multiple projects which have been granted funding which leads to development of the product then royalty has to be paid at 7% of the net sales price of the product excluding tax.
  • Royalty has to be paid within 60 days of closure of financial year.
  • In case the company intends to transfer the product including the IP related to the same to a 3 rd party by way of sale or assignment then the company has to take prior approval from the Govt. agency and pay royalty due equivalent to the grant amount before transferring the same.

Soft Loans

A soft loan is essentially a loan extended on lenient terms and conditions as compared to other loans. These lenient conditions can be in the form of lower interest rates, extended repayment duration with interest holidays. They are primarily provided by government financial institutions.

What are the Repayment option for soft loan?

  • Interest rate shall vary from 3% to 5% on simple interest basis
  • Loan needs to be repaid typically over 10 years with a moratorium period of 3 years.

(2) What are the Different funding agencies for Research & Development in India?

  • Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC)
  • Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
  • Department of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoepathy (AYUSH)
  • Department of Biotechnology (DBT)
  • Department of Science and Technology (DST)
  • Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC)
  • Scientific & Engineering Research Board (SERB)
  • (3) What can I use the funds for and what does the funding cover?

    Funding can be utilized for research and development projects, to develop new products and processes, to increase the affordability and innovative capability. Funding can also be utilized for further development of a product or process already available in the market.

    R&D Funding normally cover the following costs:

    • Personnel costs for researchers, technicians and other supporting personal involved during the course of project
    • Cost of purchasing new instruments and equipment
    • Costs for contract research and technical knowledge
    • Costs for contract research
    • Operating costs (including raw materials and supplies)
    • Technical consulting
    • Overheads incurred directly by the research project

    (4) What are the Eligibility criterions?

    • Minimum 51% of the shares of the Company (proprietorships & partnership firms are not eligible in most cases) should be held by Indian Citizens holding Indian passport (Indian Citizens do not include Person of Indian Origin (PIO) and Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) holders)
    • Grantee companies should have adequate in-house facility to address the project implementation aspects (which shall be evaluated during the site visit) OR incubated with any of the recognized incubation facility
    • DSIR certification (preferred and in case not granted then DSIR application should be made and mentioned in the funding proposal)
    • R&D project with commercialization potential, Technology Readiness Level (TRL)
    • should be at least 7 for commercialization / scale up projects
    • Import substitute / Socially relevant technology
    • Project duration for Covid19 projects cannot exceed 12 months
    • Intellectual Property ownership will rest with the company
      • (5) Documents required for funding (documents required will vary based on funding agency)

        1. Detailed Project Report (DPR) of the R&D project along with summary

        2. MOA AND AOA of the company

        3. Certified Balance Sheet (Last 3 to 5 years)

        4. DSIR certification (if available)

        5. Patent landscape report

        Deliverables by SCPL (with a strategic partner having strong Govt. networks)

        (i) SCPL will evaluate the R&D projects with client and choose the most appropriate project for preparing a detailed project report (DPR) based on commercialization potential, patent landscape search and funding objectives

        (ii) Submission of the application with funding agency

        (iii) Supporting the client’s team on responding to queries raised from the funding agency

        (iv) Monitoring status of the application on a timely basis and securing funds for the client through sanction and disbursement of funding