TIFAC commended Technology Vision 2020 to the nation in 1996 under the leadership of Dr A P J Abdul Kalam with an objective to make India a developed nation. TIFAC has now prepared Technology Vision 2035 in response to the major changes in economic situation, geopolitics and technology domain at a global level in the last two decades. The document is prepared on a consultative framework and is being placed as a referential document to inspire all the stake-holders. It roots itself into the collective aspirations of the people of India, the ambitions of our youth and the likely expectations of Indians in 2035 as the country grows. The overall exercise is steered by a National Apex Committee chaired by Dr. Anil Kakodkar, Chairman TIFAC. The document has been recently released by Hon'ble PM in the 103rd Indian Science Congress on 3rd January 2016 at University of Mysore, Mysore.

The Technology Vision 2035 document foresees the type of Indians in 2035, identifies their needs and technologies needed to fulfill them. In brief, the document retrospect TV 2020 exercise, by analysing the progress of various sectors as envisaged in the TV 2020 document vis-a-vis their performance as on today; analyse the interrelation of the three basic needs of human being in terms of security, prosperity and identity; captured the aspiration of people by grouping them into 12 prerogatives which every citizen must be assured of, along with critical technologies for each prerogative on a different timeline; identified 10 grand challenges that our country should confront for a wide-scale impact across the sectors. The transversal technologies: Materials, Manufacturing and Information & Communication Technology (ICT) that provides the sub-stratum and cut across all other technologies are also being focused. It further highlights the capabilities and constraints of India, along with the principle actors and key activities which could be taken up to convert the vision into action. The document concludes by reflecting upon the impact of technology on comprehensive national power.

The different sections are:

  • Main Vision Document
  • Education Roadmap
  • Manufacturing Roadmap
  • Materials Roadmap
  • ICT Roadmap
  • Medical Science & Healthcare Roadmap
  • Transportation Roadmap