The Indian space programme has been pursuing a systematic and well defined policy for transfer of know-how of products / technologies developed by the Indian Space Centres. The objectives have been manifold, viz., to facilitate greater participation of Indian industries in various space projects, their applications in the commercial domain and to take benefit of 'spin-offs' of such technologies.
The technology transfer mechanism established during early eighties enables licensing of know-how from various ISRO centres for commercial exploitation. Over 300 technologies have been transferred to industries in the fields of electronic and computer based systems, specialty polymer chemicals and materials, electro optical instruments, mechanical equipments and ground systems related to satellite communications, broadcasting and meteorology. Industries in the large, medium and small scale sectors have largely been beneficiaries of the technology transfer scheme. ISRO has executed many consultancy projects in high technology areas to provide support to various industries.