DSIR-Common Research & Technology Development Hub


Innovation is the key for successful entrepreneurship. However, there are challenges in bringing innovative ideas to the markets. There are Start-ups/MSEs with innovative ideas that may face difficulties in translation in to a marketable product/ process due to lack of an ecosystem for innovation including the sophisticated testing facilities, equipment/ infrastructure, intellectual support, etc.

The Common Research and Technology Development Hubs (CRTDHs) have been established by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Govt. of India with an objective to foster industry-institution interaction and address the above problems faced in translational research by the MSEs thereby providing an eco-system for research and innovation in the country. The hub would provide technical support, infrastructure and sophisticated analytical as well advanced research equipment facility to the MSEs for carrying out competitive technological research to translate new ideas into marketable products as well as utilize the already developed technologies available in the CSIR laboratories for taking them to market.

Three such hubs have already been running under the scheme, two at CSIR-CCMB, Hyderabad and CSIR-IHBT, Palampur in the sector of Affordable Healthcare and the third at CSIR-NIIST, Thiruvanthapuram in the sector of Environmental Interventions. Four new centres along with CSIR-CEERI centre which is in the area of electronics/renewable energy were approved in Dec. 2016. Other centres are at CSIR-CMERI, Durgapur, IIT Gandhinagar and IIT Roorkee. The CRTDHs are National Facilities operated on a non-commercial cost-plus basis for the benefit of MSEs as well as startups/innovators.


The DSIR-CRTDH facility at Jaipur has been setup in the area of 'electronics/renewable energy' to conduct high quality and relevant product oriented research to meet specific industry requirements and disseminate first hand research information to MSE's/ Start-up's for product innovation. State-of-the-art facilities and support for engineering design, product evaluation and ideation for innovative electronic/renewable energy products in collaboration with MSE's is the key intent of this unique and people designed facility. Strategic predictions indicate that industry 4.0 and industry 5.0 (new industrial revolution) will happen through smart devices and their intelligent integration. Hence, affordable electronic intelligent appliances touching every aspects of human life, such as, health, water, food, infrastructure, industry, which are the products of future, will be brought in for exploitation. CEERI through this initiative will help new generation electronic/renewable energy industries. This DSIR-CRTDH facility is focusing on valued R&D in the following frontier areas,

  • Renewable energy for domestic and/or micro-grid compatible appliances
    • Solar inverter-cum-pump
    • Efficient Solar Energy Conversion
  • Automotive Electronics
    • Condition Monitoring (Engine, Tyre, etc.)
    • Connected Cars
    • Driver Assist Systems
  • MEMS based Sensors and Electronic Systems
  • Real-time and Intelligent Embedded Appliances
  • Point-of-care Diagnostic Products
  • Industrial Robotics
  • Industrial Applications of Plasma Technology


The DSIR funded Common Research & Technology Development Hub (CRTDH) is housed at CSIR-CEERI's Incubation-cum-Innovation Hub, Jaipur Centre, CFC-1, Malviya Industrial Area, Malviya Nagar, Jaipur. CSIR including CEERI knowledgebase and developed technologies will be brought in for exploitation by MSEs for introduction of novel products. CSIR-CEERI's facilities at Pilani will also be available for utilization to enhance the reliability of products and processes.

The CRTDH is coming up as a completely air-conditioned facility of about 10,000 sqft area with portable benchtops and following sophisticated equipment in addition to basic amenities:

  1. Solar Grid Tied Inverter Testing Facility

    All solar products in India need to comply by the standards of MNRE and get certified by one of its test center. Only 9 centers are accredited by MNRE for testing of solar products. This leads to long distance transportation and large waiting time for certification. Jaipur and surrounding area is emerging hub for solar inverter and other solar products.

    In order to support the solar inverter and renewable energy industries in Rajasthan, a solar grid test Service facility is setup at CRTDH for supporting industries developing gird connected inverter and also to certify their products developed.

    The following are the major equipment available under this service.

    • Grid Simulator (30 kVA)
    • PV array simulator (2* 15 kW)
    • Smart RLC load for Anti-islanding testing
    • High End Power Analyzer
    • High End Digital Storage Oscilloscopes

    With available set of equipment, the testing, characterization and certifications can be done for following standards.

    1. Grid Tied inverter
      1. Efficiency Testing:(IEC 61683: Photovoltaic systems - Power conditioners - Procedure for measuring efficiency)
      2. Maximum power point tracking (MPPT) testing: (EN50530: Overall efficiency of grid connected photovoltaic inverters)
      3. Anti-islanding testing:(IEC 62116: Test procedure of islanding prevention measures for utility-interconnected photovoltaic inverters), (IEC 61727: Photovoltaic (PV) systems - Characteristics of the utility interface)
    2. Off-grid Inverter
      1. Efficiency Testing (IEC 61683 (Scope: Linear loads))
      2. MPPT Testing EN50530

    For IEC 60068-2 (1, 2, 14, 30): Environmental testing (Cold, Dry heat, Change of temperature, Damp heat, cyclic (12 h + 12 h cycle) and for IEC 62509: Battery charge controllers for photovoltaic systems -Performance and functioning, Environmental Chamber and Battery Simulators respectively will be added soon.

  2. Magnetron sputtering system
    -A technology dissemination Services for Artificial Jewellery Coating

    A reactive sputtering system with capabilities for reactive deposition/co-sputtering of thin layers of several materials (Magnetic and Non-magnetic) and also different oxides, Intermetallic Alloys, etc. is available with possible uses for Decorative coatings on artificial jewellery, R&D sputtering application, Optical coating, Photovoltaic coating, Metals, metal oxides and dielectric coatings, Tool coatings, etc.

  3. Other Facilities (Immediate plans) at Jaipur Centre:
    • CNC, multilayer PCB machines
    • 3D printer
    • Electronics equipment testing Services
    • Design engineering centre Services with sophisticated softwares
    • Rapid Prototyping (Surface mount Services)
    • Assembling and manufacturing Services with Basic Workshop

    Details will available soon at this website

    In addition to above, the following Consultancy/Services at CSIR-CEERI Head Office in Pilani are also available for usage by the MSEs on case to case basis:


    Microwave Tubes Area

    • Glass to Metal Sealing
    • High Temperature Sealing/Joining
      • Metal-Metal
      • Metal-ceramic (Metallised ceramic).
      • High Vacuum (10-10 Torr, std cc/sec ) Sealing/Joining.
    • High Emission Density Electron Emitters
    • Thin Film Coating
    • High Temperature Annealing/Sintering of vacuum grade materials.
      • Max Temp: 1600 oC .
      • Size: Upto (3'' dia & Hight 6'')
    • Glass blowing techniques
    • Electro Plating (Clean)
      • Gold, Ag, Ni and Cu
    • High Vacuum Micro wave tubes /Fabrication components Services
    • High frequency (up to 220 GHZ) Characterization Services
    • UHV processing of ( Any Components/Vacuum Devices )
    • Leak detection up to 10-10 Torr (std cc/sec)
    • High voltage breakdown testing
    • Spot laser welding
    • High Energy X-ray Machine. Non-destructive high energy X-ray testing Services to metal ceramic envelopes/enclosure
    • TIG welding of metal (Metal joints in protection atmosphere)

    Cyber Physical System Area

    • Pressure sensor characterization facility
      The facility is capable enough to characterize absolute, differential and gauge pressure sensor. Temperature and humidity chamber is used to analyze impact of temperature on pressure sensor. The facility makes use of pressure controller, temperature & humidity chamber and SMU. The measurement ranges are listed as follows -
      Maximum pressure = 95 Bar
      Minimum pressure = 0.1 mBar
      Measurement uncertainty = (+/-)0.008 % of reading
      Temperature range = -15 to 105 oC
      RH = 10% to 90%
      Voltage/current measurement limit =micro V/nA

    • PCB development and rework facility
      The facility is capable enough to develop dual layer PCB on a FR4 substrate. The system works on the principle of milling. The milling is performed by a combination of metal bits with flat and v-groove tip. Based on application, the tips are chosen. After milling, the IC is mounted on PCB using a reflow principle. The facility makes use of milling and reflow machine. The achieved parameters are as follows
      Minimum drawn width = 100 micro meter
      Rub-out option = yes
      Package compatible = BGA, SOIC, TSOP etc
      Mounting error < 200 micro meter

    • Accelerometer characterization facility
      Accelerometer (both piezo-resistive, piezo-electric) functional validation is possible with shaker. A calibration report is generated after sensor mounted on the shaker. The report includes parameters like harmonic components and SNR values (dynamic characteristics) of sensor under test. The facility consist of a closed loop air bearing shaker, power amplifier, control software and sensor interface modules. The achieved parameters are as follows -
      Bandwidth = 5 to 15 kHz
      Range = 30g (maximum)
      Excitation type = Sine
      Parameters calculated = Harmonic, SNR, Output amplitude

    • AI facility with following features
      • NVIDIA DGX Systems with Volta 100 over NVLink offers 3X the speed of prior generations
      • NVLink accelerates at 10X faster than PCIe.
      • Powered by NGC Deep Learning Stack
      • Deep learning training, interface and accelerated analytics in one system
      • Faster training of deep learning models
      • Containerized environment allows use of multiple different deep learning frameworks simultaneously
      • On-demand access of GPU computational resources
    • Solar Simulator Facility:
      AC line input Line voltage 3 x 360 - 440
      VAC Line frequency 48 - 62 Hz
      Mains connection type 3L+PE (no neutral)
      Input current 3 x 40 Arms1
      Output ratings Output power range 0 - 20 kW
      Output voltage range 0 - 600 VDC
      Output current range 0 - 40 A

      The TopCon Quadro TC.P series represents a range of well-introduced fully programmable unidirectional DC power supplies. The digital control offers full output control of voltage, current and power as well as an adjustable internal resistance simulation. As all REGATRON power supplies, TC.P series are based on a multi-processor architecture which not only enables seamless crossover of controller modes but also real-time onboard data processing

      Laboratory Oil Testers OTS 100AF Facility
      Power supply Line voltage 85 to 265 VAC
      Measuring range of OTS100AF 0 to 100 kV rms maximum (50 kV - 0 - 50 kV)
      VAC Line frequency 50/60 Hz
      Internal printer Yes
      Interface USB
      Display 3.5 in display
      Weight 30Kg
      Vessels 400 ml

      Megger's range of automatic oil test sets performs accurate breakdown voltage tests on mineral, ester and silicone insulating liquids. Common across the range precision, shatter proof test vessels are easy to clean and provide repeatable results, whether they are used in the field or laboratory featuring lock in precision electrode gap setting adjustment wheels. The transparent, shielded lid and large test chamber allows easy access to the test vessel, enabling users to see what is happening within the test chamber.
    • Dielectric Test Sets Facility
      Power supply Line voltage 220VAC
      Output Current 5 mA for 5 min
      VAC Line frequency 50/60 Hz
      Ripple Less than 2% on capacitive samples
      Temperature range Operating : -20 to +130 oF (-30 to +55 oC)
      Relative Humidity range Operating : 0 to 90% noncondensing
      Weight 63Kg

      The High Voltage DC Dielectric Test Sets (160 kV) provide the most dependable, portable dc high-voltage sources for checking the quality of electrical power cables, motors, switchgear, insulators, transformers and capacitors. Each portable set (heaviest is 73 lb, 32.8 kg) is comprised of two separate modules: Control Module This module allows the operator to switch-select the appropriate current output range, adjust the output level and monitor both the applied voltage and leakage current at a safe distance from the high voltage being delivered to the load under test. No voltage higher than input ac power is present in the control module. High-Voltage Module An air-insulated design receives its instructions from the control unit. It generates the dc high voltage that is delivered to the load under test.
    • Rapid PCB prototyping
      A new era of state-of-the art circuit board plotters for in-house rapid PCB prototyping is available. This compact high-speed plotter provides unequaled precision and performance for quickly and easily milling and drilling circuit board prototypes in minutes. In-house PCB prototyping gets your designs to market faster by eliminating production delays and high costs that can occur with outside vendors.
    • Hardware-in-the-Loop System Facility
      Channels 16 x Analog inputs (AI)
      16 x Analog outputs (AO)
      32 x Digital inputs (DI)
      32 x Digital outputs (DO)
      Resolution 16 bit
      Analog IO voltage range (+/-) 10 V
      Built-in scope Yes
      Machine models support Basic, Advanced
      Connectivity USB Ethernet
      Compatibility HIL DSP Interface HIL Breakout board HIL dSpace Interface HIL uGrid DSP Interface
      Software HIL Control Center

      HIL test, and HIL certify power electronics controllers with the industry leading hardware-inthe-loop system is available. This compact, extremely powerful, 4-core HIL provide all the tools needed to test power electronics controllers in a wide range of applications: solar and wind power generation, battery storage, power quality and motor drives.
    • Consultancy on VLSI Design, IoT, Embedded System, etc.

    Smart Sensors Area

    Manufacturing facility:
    • Semiconductor grade thin films using Sputtering and e-beam evaporation
      • Metals like Ti-Au, Ti-Pt, Cr-Au, etc.
      • Dielectric films like SiO2, SiN, etc.
      • Metal oxides like SnO2, ZnO, etc.
    • Die attach and wire Bonding of devices on various substrates
    • Customized packaging of electronic devices
    • Mask making for lithography
    Characterization facility:
    • Electrical characterizations like I-V and C-V, of sensors or semiconductor devices
    • Mechanical characterizations like Pressure and Acceleration, of electronic devices
    • Temperature characterizations of electronic devices
    • Thin films characterizations like FTIR, Raman, SEM, AFM, XRD, EDAX
    Consultancy services:
    • Sensors design and development consultancy



    Central Workshop Services

    A well-equipped central workshop Services is also available with a capability of the fabricating a variety of mechanical components and following services are offered to MSEs/Startups

    • Prototyping
    • Batch Production
    • Precision mechanical components
    • Assembly of fabricated components and assemblies to system parts.

    For above the following high end techniques/equipments are available:

    • Turning (Conventional & CNC)
    • Milling
    • Grinding (Centerless & Surface Grinding)
    • Fitting (Bench Work, Hand filing, Drilling, Tapping, etc.)
    • Wire Cut EDM
    • Welding (Gas & Electric)
    • 3D Printing
    • Sheet Metal

    For more details, please visit website: https://www.ceeri.res.in/

    The terms of MSMEs/Innovators/startups for working in the DSIR-Common Research and Technology Development Hub (CRTDH) facility at CSIR-CEERI's Incubation-cum-Innovation Hub, Jaipur Centre are available (click here).