Innovate UK and the Government of India are to invest up to £3.4 million in the India–UK collaborative industrial research and development competition: Clean-tech, affordable healthcare and ICT. This will fund projects that propose new commercial solutions to critical challenges impacting the socio-economic growth and development of India in relation to its clean-tech (including energy), healthcare and ICT sectors.
The UK investment has been made possible through the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills-managed Newton Fund. The aim of the competition is to bring together companies (small to medium-sized companies and/or larger businesses), research organisations, academics and other collaborators from India and the UK for the joint research and development of new solutions to key socio-economic challenges, in the form of innovative products, processes or services. The principal market a project must consider is India.
The deadline for applications is at noon UK time on 20 April 2016. UK applicants must register by noon on 13 April 2016, one week before the application deadline.
To facilitate the partnership of UK and Indian organisations, KTN are hosting an online database called Meeting Mojo, which allows all interested applicants to add a profile. You can then search and contact partners to discuss and determine whether you are a good match to apply as a project team for grant funding.