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Funding available for India-UK collaborative industrial R&D

The programme supports R & D projects involving Indian and UK businesses - leading to economic growth and benefits to society.

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Projects must demonstrate that there is economic and societal benefit to India

Funding is available to help UK and Indian businesses work together to address 4 challenges:

  • cleantech energy
  • affordable healthcare
  • advanced manufacturing
  • use of Information & Communication Technologies (ICT) in any of the above focus areas

The India-UK collaborative industrial R&D programme will support projects between Indian and UK businesses. It’s open to:

  • UK and India-based businesses of all sizes
  • UK and Indian research and academic organisations working in collaboration with business partners where appropriate
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Funding will help UK and Indian participants build sustainable partnerships and develop technology products and services.

Project requirements

Collaborative industrial R&D projects must be up to 2 years in duration. Funding will help participants build sustainable research partnerships and develop technology products and services.

UK-funded projects must demonstrate that there is economic and societal benefit to India.

Innovate UK is delivering the programme in the UK. The Global Innovation & Technology Alliance (GITA), on behalf of the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India, is delivering the programme in India.

Published 21 November 2014