Corporate Social Responsibility

The CSR activities of Scitech Park are aligned with the objective of the trust and the applicability of the Companies Act 2013. The core requirement for each project that shall be undertaken under CSR would be its relevance and applicability to such of the objectives that shall help in improving the quality of life of people especially at the bottom of the economic pyramid. The CSR activities of Scitech Park play a catalytic role in bettering the lives of people by improving their standard of living using innovative technology interventions. The main objective of the CSR implementation program is our continuous commitment to operate in economically, socially and environmentally sustainable manner in consultation with the CSR sponsoring agencies so as to ensure upliftment of the marginalized and under-privileged sections of the society to promote inclusive socio-economic growth, empowerment of communities, capacity building, environment protection, promotion of green & energy efficient technologies, development of backward regions by specially focusing on the projects relating to provision of basic necessities of life (health, hygiene, sanitation, education, etc.) and technology skill training for livelihood generation.

In accordance with these primary objectives, the activities of Scitech Park shall have the following thrust areas:

  • Support in Setting up Technology Business Incubators and Innovation Clusters that shall hugely impact employment generation.
  • Support/taking up projects for the improvement of quality of life by focusing on the project of social, health, education and economic infrastructure in urban and rural areas and especially with a focus on projects of public facilities/amenities/utilities in urban areas.
  • Support/taking up Projects related to Provision of clean drinking water
  • Support/taking up Projects related to reducing Malnutrition
  • Support/taking up Projects related to early detection of cervical cancer and cardiac diseases
  • Support to the projects of sustainability viz. water, waste or energy management, promotion of renewable sources of energy, biodiversity conservation, etc. Project for reduction, re-use and recycle of waste materials, rain water harvesting and replenishing the ground water supply, protection, conservation and restoration of eco-system, reduction of carbon emissions through energy efficient and renewable energy technologies, greening the supply chain, and innovation in products and services which have a clear and tangible impact on environmental sustainability shall also fall under this category of activities.
  • Support/taking up projects for providing/purchase of equipments and especially for providing as means of livelihood, and by supporting training/capacity building programmes of skill and livelihood development for the benefit of poor, or physically challenged.
  • Initiatives for slum redevelopment including environmental improvement in low income habitats, sanitation/infrastructure and support.
  • Promotion of alternative, energy efficient and ecologically appropriate building materials and technologies.
  • Education Training/capacity building, skill development for the enhancement of employability of marginalized sections.
  • Any other initiatives/activities/projects found relevant and as approved by the Board of Trustees of Science and Technology Park.
  • Initiatives of State Governments/Local Bodies as well as Central Government Departments/Agencies/other PSUs could be dovetailed with CSR linked incubation activities of Scitech Park, Pune
ENVIRONMENT
  • Detail Project Report in Development of Nature Trails
  • Management of Nature Trails
  • Plantation Advisory
  • Energy Efficient and Eco-friendly Housing Advisory
  • Conceptualising, designing and implementing Theme Parks
  • Biodiversity Conservation including Wetland Conservation and Management
  • Pollution Control and Monitoring
  • Bio Enhancers
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WOMEN AND CHILD HEALTH
  • Malnutrition Eradication
  • DNA based Diagnostic Kits for Cervical Cancer
  • DNA based Diagnostic Kits for Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Telemedicine stations at Remote areas
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EDUCATION
  • Virtual Classroom
  • EduProjector
  • Environment Education for School Children and Teachers Training Program
  • Designing and Installation of Science Lab in Schools
  • Setting up Robotics Lab in Schools
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ENERGY
  • Renewable and alternate energy based lighting (Scitech Surya) and water pumping solutions
  • Energy Efficient Home Automation
  • Captive Sewage Treatment Plant
  • Energy from Waste (Biofuels)
  • Indigenously designed customised membrane based various stationary water filtration units/plants and mobile filtration units called Scitech Jaldoot
  • e-Mobility
  • Solar Energy based mobility solutions
  • Solar Pumping Solutions
  • Solar Wind Hybrid Solutions
  • Bio Gassifiers
  • Pelletizers
  • Smokeless Chullas
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INTEGRATED VILLAGE DEVELOPMENT

Scitech Park, Pune has adopted Panavadi village to transform it into a truly sustainable  model smart village, and is minutely planning the overall upliftment of the entire ecosystem (wildlife-soil-water-forest; health-hygiene-sanitation, nutrition), improved village housing, improved quality of education in the village schools, making entire Panavadi an organic village, enhancing agricultural income by increasing yield & processing, promoting agro & adventure tourism (hydro tourism, trekking, mountaineering, rappelling, bird watching, mountain biking etc.), providing home stays and making Panavadi grid independent energy sufficient village both in terms of cooking gas and electricity.

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Donations made to Science and Technology Park University of Pune will be eligible for the benefit of deduction under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act 1961, in the hands of donors subject to the limits and conditions prescribed therein.