About the schemeThe Department of Science and Technology (DST) is coming up with an idea to focus on the nanotechnology for its utilization in the treatment of COVID-19. DST has invited short term proposals for the development of antiviral nano-coating on masks and new nano-based material to be used in other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). After the successful development of this nano-based material, it will be transferred to industry for large scale production. These nano-coatings on PPEs will be proved as a milestone in India's war against the pandemic of deadly COVID-19.
The main reason behind this invitation of short term proposals by DST is to bring the academia and relevant industries together to submit their proposals so that they can work in collaboration and can complete the development of nanomaterial for PPE and it's scaling up production within a year.
Name of the scheme"Developing antiviral Nano-coating and Nano based material for scale-up by industry and startups to combat COVID-19"
ObjectiveThe main objective of this invitation is to develop antiviral nano-coatings and nano-based material for the production of anti-COVID-19 Triple Layer Medical masks and N-95 masks in large quantities. Apart from this, the development of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) for protection of health care workers against COVID-19.
Requirement After the development of items will be transferred to industry. These nano-based products will require to meet the international as well as appropriate Indian Standards. Manpower support, or partial support for nano-coating testing to meet the International Standards will be provided by industries.
How to apply
What is the last date? Last date to submit proposals on SERB online portal is 30.04.2020.
Date of advertisement publicationOfficial notification was published on April 06, 2020. Official advertisement can be seen at https://pib.gov.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=201044
Contact details of coordinating scientists
For further details about Call for ProposalsFor detailed information interested candidates can check the website of SERB and can contact :
Mob.: +91-9650152599, 9868899962