The Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) is an Indian not-for-profit research organisation incorporated in 2005 u/s 25 of The Companies Act, 1956. The mission of CSTEP is to enrich policy-making with innovative approaches using science and technology for a sustainable, secure and inclusive society. CSTEP has grown to become a multi-disciplinary policy research organisation in the areas of Energy, Urban Infrastructure, New Materials, Climate Adaptation and Security Studies.
CSTEP is recognised as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. CSTEP is supported by grants from domestic and international foundations, industry trusts and governments. Grants and donations made to CSTEP are eligible for exemptions u/s 80 (G) of the Income Tax Act, 1961. CSTEP is also registered under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010. CSTEP has on its Board people from various back grounds with relevant and rich experience.
CSTEP has built a multi-disciplinary research team that includes engineers, economists, policy specialists, social scientists and IT experts. Research is conducted with a view to have long-term impact and develop meaningful outcomes by incorporating social and economic perspectives to a scientific solution. CSTEP constantly aims at science and technology enabled policy options for an sustainable, secure and inclusive society.