Status: The government launched the Manthan platform in August 2022 to promote collaboration on a large scale between industry and research institutions, to meet our national targets and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Manthan acts as a platform where industries can identify and communicate their needs to researchers and startups. It also helps researchers and startups find industry partners willing to implement their research findings, fostering innovation and practical applications. Additionally, the government has launched a research fund (SERB-Fund for Industrial Research Engagement) to support high-quality research in the next-generation technologies which have maximum industry impact potential over the next five years; 13 such projects were identified by March 2023. i ii