R&D in Convergence, Communications & Broadband Technologies and Strategic Electronics
Convergence, Communications & Broadband Technologies (CC&BT) have been recognized as the key technologies for the growth and development. R&D in the next generation Communication and Broadband Technologies has been the engine for economic growth and infrastructure for promoting innovation. Research and Development in cutting edge technologies ensure that citizens can take full advantage of increasingly pervasive digital services across the plethora of existing and emerging use cases and verticals.
In order to support the digital eco-system, R&D initiatives in Convergence, Communications, Broadband Technologies and Strategic Electronics are aimed to develop indigenous capabilities in thrust areas like Next Generation Networks (NGN) and Communication Technologies (Massive MIMO, Software Defined Radio (SDR), Software Defined Networks (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV), Cognitive Radio, Heterogeneous Wireless Networks, 5G and beyond, 6G), Next Generation Mobile Technologies, Broadband Wireless Technologies, Green Communications, Quantum Communication, Vehicular Communication, Cyber Physical System, Artificial Intelligence enabled Communication, Big Data Analytics and Internet of Things (IoT) for societal applications, Machine to Machine (M2M) Communication and Strategic Electronics, with applications in both Civil and Defence domains, ICT applications in strategic sector; Broadband Wireless Access Technologies; Visible Light Communication (VLC), Vehicular ad-hoc Networks (VANET); IP based products/services; Electro-magnetic wave applications; High power RF/Microwave tubes; Terahertz (THz) wireless systems; Radar Systems, etc.
The Technologies/Solutions developed under this Programme spur the nation to the next wave of digital transformation. Activities in the R&D Projects are focused towards creating IPs which lead to patents, designing innovative algorithms that will make up the product design and also in developing prototypes that can give a head start in developing technological solutions/prototypes. The activities and outputs from these projects will contribute immensely to achieve the goals set for ‘Make in India’ and ‘Digital India’ initiatives of the Government of India.
R&D in Convergence, Communications & Broadband Technologies (CC&BT) and Strategic Electronics Group, MeitY invites project proposals in aforesaid thrust areas with focus on innovation and indigenous technology development and demonstration having potential for commercialisation.