Within the framework of the Agreement on Scientific and Technological Cooperation between the Republic of India and the Italian Republic, signed in New Delhi, on 28th November 2003 and entered into force on 3rd November 2009, the Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India and the Directorate General for Cultural and Economic Promotion and Innovation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Italian Republic, have created funding mechanisms through which companies may seek support for joint India-Italy research and development (R&D) projects and other activities intended to generate new or expanded research and technology-based partnerships between the two countries. This India-Italy program aims to foster and support the development of collaborative R&D projects that bring together companies, research organizations, academics and other collaborators from both countries for the joint development of innovative products or processes. It aims to stimulate innovative R&D projects that address a specific market need or challenge; demonstrate high industrial relevance and commercial potential; and aim to deliver benefit to all participants, and more broadly, to both nations. These projects help participants to become more competitive by developing global research-based alliances with the potential to foster increased or expanded international R&D collaboration.
Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India and Directorate General for Cultural and Economic Promotion and Innovation (DGSP) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Italian Republic, invite proposals in collaborative industrial research and development projects in following areas: