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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...



New INDIGO Foresight

New INDIGO has carried out a foresight study on the future of the science and technology cooperation between India and Europe.

In the course of this 'International S&T Cooperation Foresight', scientists, science policy-makers and programme owners were consulted regarding their views on Europe-India S&T cooperation in the year 2020.

In consulting these key stakeholders, we have been looking for the variables influencing the form and intensity of future cooperation. Key questions were:

  • What are the motivations for S&T cooperation between India and Europe?
  • What might have to be done to increase cooperation levels?
  • What context factors are relevant for facilitating cooperation?

Based on preliminary analysis of existing cooperation (co-publication analysis) as well as expert assessments of scientists, policy-makers and programme owners, requested through different communication channels (online consultations, workshops), the variables influencing S&T cooperation between the two regions have been assembled to a future success scenario.

Such a success scenario can inform further debate and support policy-making.

The International S&T Cooperation Foresight exercise has started with

  • an open email consultation of scientists recently involved in India-Europe co-publications
  • and preliminary quantitative analyses of cooperation patterns and by an open email consultation.

Further events included discussions with programme and policy makers from India and Europe as well as scenario workshops with scientists from India (9 May 2011, Trivandrum) and Europe (15 September 2011, Den Haag).

The final step of the exercise were the discussions (with programme and policy makers as well as scientists) complementing and finalising the policy and programme recommendations coming out of the foresight exercise. This part of the exercise took place right before the 2nd EU-India S&T Cooperation Days in Vienna/Austria, 1-2 December 2011, upon invitation by the Strategic Forum for International Cooperation's (SFIC) India Pilot Initiative. The presentation is attached below.

The output of the foresight analysis can be consulted in the attachment below.

The final results of the New INDIGO co-publication analysis, which has been part of this foresight exercise, are also available in form of the New INDIGO co-publication map (also attached).

Whether or not you have already been approached by us, we would be happy to receive your input and respond to your questions! You can either use the "your input" section of this website or email to

Responsible for the New INDIGO Foresight exercise:

New INDIGO Foresight team at ZSI: 
project management and research: A. Degelsegger / F. Gruber
research: C. Blasy / D. Lampert / J. Simon / I. Wagner

ZSI - Centre for Social Innovation
Linke Wienzeile 246
1150 Wien

The following New INDIGO partners are also involved in the New INDIGO Foresight exercise: