India–Spain Bilateral Collaborative Industrial R&D Programme 2020

The Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt of India and the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI) Secretariat of State for Research, Development and Innovation, Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, Govt of Spain has signed India-Spain S&T Agreement on January 30, 2013, a Programme of Cooperation in order to develop a joint mechanism to promote and fund innovation-driven research and technology development between S&T stakeholders of both countries as well as to encourage partnerships and business-led R&D&I projects in areas of mutual interest. Companies and other R&D-performing organisations may seek support for joint India-Spain R&D projects and other activities intended to generate new or expanded research and technology-based partnerships between the two countries.

For India, funding and other services will be provided through the Global Innovation & Technology Alliance (GITA), a not-for-profit company, promoted by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Technology Development Board (TDB), Department of Science & Technology, Govt of India engaged for this purpose. For Spain, funding and other services will be provided through the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI) under the Secretariat of State for Research, Development and Innovation, Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, Govt of Spain. CDTI, Spain’s National Innovation Agency is a public entity charged to promote business R&D and foster the technological level and innovation capacity of Spanish companies. CDTI is the Spanish public entity that channels and supports applications for national and international R&D&I projects of Spanish companies.

Eligible Technology Sectors
  • Internet Of Things (Smart Mobility, Smart Grids, Smart Cities, etc.)
  • Digital Health And Medical Devices
  • Agro & Food Technologies
  • Clean Tech (Renewables, Water, Environmental) Internet Of Things (Smart Mobility, Smart Grids, Smart Cities, etc.)
  • Any Other Sector Of Mutual Interest

Eligible projects under the present RFP are R&D projects falling under the thematic areas described above in section 2, to be performed by an international consortium of independent companies from India and Spain. This international consortium shall be formed at least by one qualified partner from each country (1 Indian company + 1 Spanish company), meeting the eligibility criteria for Indian Applicants and Spanish Applicants.

R&D project proposals will be strengthened by the participation of research centers, academic entities, or other R&D performing organisations as a component of the R&D.

 

Last date for submission: 18 June 2020

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