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PROGRAM 1:

Indian Nanoelectronics Users Program - Idea to Innovation (INUP-i2i) is a joint program run by CeNSE IISc, IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, IIT Madras, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Delhi for accelerating research and development in nanoelectronics in India. The program (initially referred to as INUP), funded by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Govt. of India was launched in 2008 and is now in its third three-year phase (2021 - 2024). The program provides familiarization lecture series training and hands-on-training to qualified and motivated researchers in the academia at the two state-of-the-art facilities, where they may subsequently carry out research projects selected on a competitive basis. Experienced technologists and domain experts assist them, making it possible for aspirants in even remote corners of India to be engaged in very current R&D.

Levels of training offered under INUP i2i:

A. Training to be provided: ln INUP-i2i, users at the IISc will receive training at three levels, through Familiarization Workshops, Hands-on Training Workshops, and through carrying out medium term and short-term projects.

  • Level 1: Familiarization Workshop/ Basic Training Program in Nano Science and Technology: During the “Familiarization Workshop”, participants learn about the basics of nano science and technology and about the essential research methods and practice in Nanofabrication and Characterization. More details: https://www.inup.cense.iisc.ac.in/familiarization-workshop
  • Level 2: Hands–on Training Workshop/ Advanced Training Program on Nanofabrication and Characterization Techniques: During “Hands on Training”, participants undergo training in the clean room and characterization lab. They learn about the methods and practices of Nanofabrication and Characterization by using equipment in the clean room to make and test basic micro/nano devices. More details: https://www.inup.cense.iisc.ac.in/hands-on-training

  • Level 3: Execution of Projects: The very philosophy of INUP is to enable researchers from across the country to carry out their research work without avoidable delays and worries about securing funding for expensive equipment and supplies. After receiving hands-on training, researchers are encouraged to submit their proposals electronically for any of the following three types of interactions. Short-term proposals are for a maximum of 3 months and medium-term interactions may extend from 3 to 24 months. The third type of interaction, lasting from 2 to 5 years, requires collaboration with the faculty of IISc on projects jointly proposed and externally funded. In addition to the above, there is a possibility of requesting one-time services. Proposals are reviewed promptly by domain experts, who work closely with researchers to refine proposals where required. Academic researchers without project funding may access the facilities free of cost. The program also offers similar opportunities to researchers from the industry, on a cost-sharing basis.

In INUP-i2i, two classes of Level-3 projects will be supported. The first is ‘Research and Innovation Projects’, and the second is ‘Startup Support’. Apart from supporting the ‘Research Projects’ aimed at academic researchers for executing thesis and research, INUP- i2i shall also support a substantial number of ‘Innovation Projects’ with startup potential. The selection criteria for ‘Research Projects’ will continue to be scientific novelty and rigor. The selection criteria for ‘Innovation Projects’ will be translation potential and societal/ industrial/strategic relevance. These will be Application-oriented projects - from the Individual Researchers, the Hackathon Winners (comprising GRAND CHALLENGES from different application areas, e.g. strategic, healthcare, agriculture, energy & environment) and the Collaborating Institutes.

B. Mentoring:

  1. Startup support: This Level-3 support is for already incubated startups that need micro/nanofabrication and characterization facilities. We expect start-ups will require continuous technical support for about three (3) years. During this period, INUP-i2i will give technical training, help in fabrication, optimization, and characterization of devices/systems
  2. Collaborating Institutes: With the goal of expanding the nanoelectronics / semiconductor ecosystem in the country, INUP-i2i includes a new model of institute-to-institute engagement with the six implementing nano centers functioning as hubs connected to a network of Collaborating Institutes. IISc will identify 7 such partners. These will comprise institutes from the South zone, along with a few from under-served regions of India e.g., the North-East. The engagement here will aim for broad and deep R&D collaboration, possibly resulting in joint publications/patents.

PROGRAM 2:

Indian Nanoelectronics Users Program (INUP) is a program funded by the Ministry of Education, Govt. of India. The program provides basic lecture series training and advanced training (hands-on) to qualified and motivated researchers in the academia at the two state-of-the-art facilities, where they may subsequently carry out research projects selected on a competitive basis. Experienced technologists and domain experts assist them, making it possible for aspirants in even remote corners of India to be engaged in very current R&D.

The goals of INUP are:

  1. To promote research in the field of Nanoelectronics
  2. To provide hands-on-training in Nanoelectronics research to academic investigators from around India
  3. To provide access to sophisticated facilities for carrying out research projects of current interest
  4. To provide a platform for researchers to benefit from complementary expertise
  5. To motivate academics to establish/enhance research programs in their home institutions

Events Calendar: https://www.inup.cense.iisc.ac.in/events

More details regarding the program can be found at: http://www.inup.cense.iisc.ac.in/