Telecom Technology Development Fund (TTDF) Scheme is aimed for domestic companies and institutions involved in technology design, development, commercialization of telecommunication products and solutions, to enable affordable broadband and mobile services in rural and remote areas.
Telecommunication technology products require significantly large funding and long gestation periods for R&D and commercialization including the additional efforts and resources for the products to move from prototype to commercial grade. Government is willing to support industry to build high impact deep tech projects at affordable cost to enable state of the art services for rural areas in the country.
Apart from the existing R&D funding mechanisms, an allocation of 5% of annual collections from USOF will be available for funding R&D in the Telecom sector, starting with the funds collected in the financial year 2021-22.
In this connection, USOF is inviting proposals from eligible companies.
Submission of applications for Product / Technology development / Pilots etc., start w.e.f., 1st October 2022.
The scheme is envisaged to bridge digital divide by developing and manufacturing the state-of-the-art technologies for rural and remote areas. The objectives are as follows:
The following Indian entities are only eligible for support from this fund.
The Scheme will focus on the following areas, among others, to enable telecom services affordable and widespread in rural and remote areas:
|5G development under ‘India 5G Stack’||6G & Beyond technology development|
|IoT & M2M development||Other Telecom Technologies under various research program|
|Entrepreneurship Cell (for early-stage Start-ups)||Research Scholarship program|
In the application the applicant should mention the details of investors. In case of consortium, the lead investor should be mentioned.
The land building etc. shall not a part of eligible expenditure for the funding. Kindly refer to Clause 5 of TTDF guidelines available on USOF website.
Please refer to Clause - 6 of TTDF guidelines available on USOF website.
Kindly refer to Clause 8 of TTDF guidelines available on USOF website.
|S.No.||Status||Subject of Proposal||Area||Details|
|1||Open||Collaborative development of disaggregated 5G Radio Access Network solution||5G||Click here|
|2||Open||Collaborative development of Free space optical communication (FSOC) solution||Optical Communication||Click here|
|3||Open||Proposal for Blockchain based solution for mobile theft prevention||Blockchain||Click here|
|4||Open||Development of solution/Product for communication through Li-Fi||Li-Fi Communication||Click here|
|5||Open||Collaborative development of IP KHOSH (a Repository of IP Corpus in 5G)||IP Repository||Click here|
|6||Open||Proposal seeking Solutions for self-correcting Network in telecom||AI Networks||Click here|
|7||Open||Security & Encryption platform based on homomorphic Encryption||Security & Encryption platform||Click here|
|8||Open||Security & Encryption platform based on secure multi party computation||Security & Encryption platform||Click here|
|9||Open||Security & Encryption platform based on Lattice-based cryptography||Security & Encryption platform||Click here|
|10||Open||Development of secure WiFi/ 5G tablet||Wi-Fi and 5G Security||Click here|
|11||Open||Development of Zero Trust Platform for 5G Service Providers||5G Security||Click here|
|12||Open||Development of Low-cost 5G Hand-set||5G Security Device||Click here|
|13||Open||Development of rugged handheld quantum-secure two-way radio communication equipment||Secured Communication Equipment||Click here|
|14||Open||Proposal for detection and prevention of a cyber threat before it can invade a system.||Cyber Security||Click here|
|15||Open||Proposal for HMI (Human Machine Intelligence) based SOAR solution||Cyber Security||Click here|
|16||Open||Development of 400/800Gbps FPGA Card for IPFIX Flow Generation||Hardware design for FPGA based Application||Click here|
|17||Open||To design and develop a model for fast detection of images from a huge database of 125 crore plus images.||AI enabled use cases applications||Click here|
|18||Open||AI enabled self-networked remotely operated vehicles (ROV)||AI enabled use cases applications||Click here|
|19||Open||Face recognition using drones||AI enabled use cases applications||Click here|
|20||Open||Application for Image quality enhancement of low resolution/ blurry images of faces||AI enabled use cases applications||Click here|
|21||Open||Text to Speech conversion for Indian English and Indian vernacular languages||AI enabled use cases applications||Click here|
|22||Open||File Sanitization Solution (FSS) – Mitigation of malware threats by scanning files, identifying active content, and removing active code.||File Security||Click here|
|23||Open||CBC-RAN Interworking Function for Cell Broadcast Centre (CBC) Integration in TSP Networks||Cell Broadcast /Mobile Tech||Click here|
|24||Open||Interworking of H.323 and legacy Video Conferencing Systems||AI enabled use cases applications||Click here|
|25||Open||Immersive multimedia communication using XR- enhance the current C-DOT secured unified communication solutions for providing an immersive experience.||AI enabled use cases applications||Click here|
|26||Open||Federated architecture based Collaborative Working Platform - Collaborative Working Platform for the government officials and the citizens||AI enabled use cases applications||Click here|
|27||Open||Digital Meeting Assistant (Part of C-DOT AI solutions for in-house use)||AI enabled use cases applications||Click here|
|28||Open||3D Point Cloud based Visual Positioning and Navigation System using LIDAR||Positioning using LIDAR||Click here|
|29||Open||Optimising location accuracy in a positioning system while minimizing number of BLE (Bluetooth low Energy) Beacons.||Positioning||Click here|
|30||Open||Accurate User Location determination up to 1 meter using LiFi||Positioning||Click here|