Collaboration opportunity for bioenergy researchers under Indo-EU initiative

The proposals have been invited from the researchers to get the funding support for the biobased energy projects under the Indo-European Science and Technology joint initiative

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New Delhi: Within the framework of the INDIGO Partnership Programme (IPP) an European Union-India Science and Technology joint call for proposals on biobased energy is planned to be launched in April, 2016. While the topics could vary but the one listed in the call broadly mentions the production of biofuels by generating energy from the waste.

The notification in this regard mentions that the proposals should aim at creating new collaborations between Europe and India or strengthening existing ones in thematic areas that address global challenges, thus favouring the development of innovative services and products. The research projects with a maximum duration of 3 years will be funded. Depending on national regulations, the mobility, organisation of events, research costs and personnel costs will be covered.

The aim of the IPP is to support high quality research and innovation projects involving partners from Europe and India.

Applications may be submitted by public or private entities which are eligible according to their respective national and regional regulations. Consortia that wish to apply for funding of a research project within the above mentioned topics, have to consist of at least three partners: two from different European countries participating in the call, and one from India.

Countries likely to participate in the Call include India, Belgium (Wallonia – Brussels Federation), Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, and Portugal (tbc). As per the notification, the list of funding organizations is not definitive and until the launch of the call, some countries might be added or removed Partners from countries other than those participating in the IPP S&T Call can join a consortium but have to secure their own funding.

The  researchers will get to initiate new and excellent collaborations and expanding existing partnerships w Access the INDIGO network through its common online platform and joint events w Achieve a critical mass to address major scientific challenges and therefore ensuring a significant impact work.

The call is planned to be published in early April, 2016 on INNO INDIGO Website. The interested researchers contact the Call Secretariat : [email protected]