I-STEM Portal has been launched by PM at Indian Science Congress(ISC)

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News:Prime minister has launched the I-STEM Portal at the 107th Indian Science Congress(ISC).

Facts:

About I-STEM Portal:

  • I-STEM is Indian Science, Technology and Engineering Facilities web portal.
  • The National Portal is the gateway for researchers to locate the specific facility(ies) they need for their R&D work and identify the one that is either located closest to them or available the soonest.
  • The researcher after locating the facility can make an online reservation in order to use the facility. 

Significance of the portal:

  • The portal makes it easier to have a national and regional inventory of resources so as to match users with the resources they need and to do all this in an efficient and transparent manner.
  • This can also lead to a leap in R&D productivity and greatly enhance the effectiveness of public investment.