The UK and India are among the top manufacturing countries in the world with a combined manufacturing output of more than US$500 billion.
In October 2016, Science and Innovation Network India and Innovate UK agreed to jointly research the opportunity for greater collaboration between the 2 countries in future manufacturing. The final outcome would include a series of recommendations towards a joint programme of innovation support.
The goal was to:
- map the barriers, challenges and status of UK-India joint R&D and government support for manufacturing
- explore funding models to support future collaborations between the UK and India
- identify themes of interest to manufacturers in both countries
A series of workshops, visits and interviews were undertaken in both countries exploring future manufacturing innovation and collaboration. This report summarises that work and makes a number of suggestions for next steps.