Welcome to TIFAC!
Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC), ever since its inception in 1988 has been making significant contributions as a technology think tank specializing in Technology Information services, Foresight exercises, Innovation support and Technology demonstration programmes. The underlying motto of TIFAC activities during the past three decades has been to guide and catalyse national initiatives in Science and Technology. The crowning glory of TIFAC is the Technology Vision Exercise being carried out TIFAC as a nation-wide foresight exercise; the first vision document, Technology Vision 2020 was released in 1996 and the sequel Technology Vision 2035 was brought in 2016.
In addition, several hundreds of technology assessment and techno-market survey reports, technology roadmaps providing in-depth coverage of technology trends, status of technology in India, gap areas and technology linked based business opportunities. I am glad that the recommendations as included in the documents are being referred to by stakeholders and these documents are considered as referral documents by Government Departments, industry and academia.
The journey of TIFAC has been characterized by a mix of technology foresight and innovation support activities, spanning from individual innovator to small and medium scale enterprises to pre-competitive technology development efforts in consortia mode. TIFAC has also played significant role in the imparting training and capacity building of numerous scientists in the area of intellectual property rights and IP Management.
TIFAC recently celebrated its 33rd Foundation Day in February,2020 and is keen to take up new roles in its pursuit to contribute to India’s science and technology development. I have taken up the position as the Executive Director of TIFAC recently and I am excited to be a part of this group of young passionate thinkers in TIFAC.
With the current situation of surprises unfurling everyday, it is to be important to be vigil and to be technologically updated in all key sectors in order to take informed decisions, I am sure that we will continue to do our best towards envisioning the technological future of India and create a better society to live in.
Looking forward to your continued support in raising the technology pedestal of India and ensuring Atma Nirbhar Bharat.
With Best Wishes!