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***FUNDING DECISION*** - NPP 4 call in Energy Research

Seven collaborative research projects in the area of Smart Grids and New Energy Materials have been selected for funding from a total of 53 project proposals under the framework of the 4th NPP call. The total budget is €3, 975, 896.00 and the projects are expected to run for a duration of 3 years. Find out more here.


The  ERA-NET InfectERA has launched a call for proposalsn in the thematic area of Human Infectious diseases. Find out more!

European Roadshow on Research, Innovation & Higher Education

A series of info events organised by the Delegation of the European Union to India and EU Member States
Traveling 16 towns in India, from 9th January to 31st March 2014




Look out for the 4th New INDIGO call  for Indian-European research projects energy. Open now!

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New INDIGO Partnership Programme - News: Developing advanced tools for Water Treatment - check out latest activities of the Indian-European project AtWat on 

New INDIGO Partnership Programme - News: NPP call on Biotechnology applied to Human Health
6 multilateral research projects funded!

STI Cooperation Days in Hyderabad
Check out the project presentations of the NPP projects in the field of water related challenges that were held at the STI Cooperation Days in Hyderabad!

Flip through our Cooperation/Stories and discover multilateral cooperation possibilities in the field of water-related challenges

EU-India Bilateral Calls

Call under the Indo-Austrian programme on a variety of subjects. Apply by the 31st of March 2013. More Information...

Call under the Indo-Spanish programme in Biotechnology. Apply by the 15th of July 2013. More information...



Info about the Project


There are four main activities by which New INDIGO will attain this goal:

1. Implementing and monitoring a  call for collaborative research projects.

2. Developing a success scenario for future S&T cooperation and thereby analysing the potential as well as drivers of and barriers to this cooperation. This is done by the implementation of a Policy Foresight Study.

3. Screening of ongoing S&T cooperation between and identification of research hotspots in India and Europe. A respective database of institutions in Europe and institutions in India and existing bilateral programmes has been setup.

4. Sharing experience with other geographic Era-Nets and identify opportunities for mutual beneficial cooperation between India and thematic Era-Nets as well as between India and NCP-projects.


Managing coordinator of the New Indigo project is Ms Marie-Alix Riou at cnrs, France.


Background of the project

Regarding its rising importance not only in economical and political terms, but also from a scientific point of view, India has been quoted a strategic target country by the European Commission.

Since the signature of the Europe-India Science and Technology Agreement in November 2001 a Joint Action Plan has been drawn up and EU-India summits in S&T are held in order to promote this cooperation. It was quoted in the India-EU Joint Statement of 30 November 2007 that effort should be consented towards the creation of joint infrastructure for advanced research and funding systems for symmetric programmes for promotion of S&T collaboration. It was also stated that leaders would welcome strengthened partnership initiatives such as joint projects with co-investment of resources in selected fields of mutual priority.

On the other hand longstanding scientific cooperation between India and certain European countries, especially France, Germany and UK, is vigorous and fruitful. Despite these facts, relationships with India in R&D have not been harmonized so far at a European level. There is little multilateral S&T cooperation between the European Union and India, and there is no dedicated programme of cooperation between these two big scientific poles.

The aim of New INDIGO is to help filling these gaps and ultimately provide the most relevant framework to allow the scientific community and institutions of India to access the European Research Area, and the Euro-Indian S&T cooperation to fully benefit from the new networking tools which have been set up, notably the FP7.


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