Call for Letters of Intent (LOI) -Research on key components or resources for Biomedical Technologies

1. Background

DBT has been at the forefront of supporting research aimed at the development of affordable healthcare technologies – diagnostics, implants, assistive devices, bioinstrumentation, scaffolds, grafts, drug delivery vehicles etc. – through the Biomedical Engineering program. More than 80% of healthcare technologies required for Indian population are met through imports. One of the primary reasons for this is the unmet need for resources, key components involved in the making of healthcare devices/technologies. India has established leadership in design fabrication and assembly, however, R&D on indigenization of biomedical research resources will ensure self reliance in this domain.

2. Purpose

This call is addressed to Indian scientists to undertake research & develop key components or resources required in the making of the various healthcare technologies including diagnostics, implants, scaffolds, assistive technologies etc.

3. Models of Support

3 categories of funding options are available:

4. Eligibility

Researchers / Scientists working in the Government Organizations / Universities /Academic Institutions / National Laboratories / SIRO recognized Non-Profit Organizations, with sound scientific & technical backgrounds and relevant publications in the proposed areas can submit projects proposals. Field validation of the devices is highly desirable.

5. Proposal Format & Submission How to Apply:

Interested investigators/clinical researchers/scientists with novel ideas working in recognized R&D Institutions can come together to submit the LOIs (not exceeding a max of 10 pages) to Dr. Kalaivani Ganesan, Scientist ‘F’ through email to as per the format given below on or before 15th September, 2022. No hard copy to be submitted.

Call closing date: 15th September 2022.

Deadline for submission of concept note/expression of interest to R&D Department –September 10, 2022, EoD. The project proposal in prescribed format or the concept note as the case may be, should be sent to Dean R&D (, with CC to Associate Dean (R&D) ( well in time.

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Call for Letters of Intent (LOI) -Research on key components or resources for Biomedical Technologies

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