Proposals invited for joint Indo-Swedish R&D on renewables, energy storage

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Global Innovation & Technology Alliance (GITA) has invited proposals for projects that aim to develop technologies in the areas of electric vehicles, renewable energy, energy storage and waste management that can be commercialized over two years through joint cooperation between India and Sweden.

The projects will be co-funded by Indian and Swedish governments. While the Indian side will provide conditional grant of up to 50% with a limit of Rs 1.5 crore per project to Indian project partners, the Swedish side grant is up to 2,500,000 Swedish Krona per project to the Swedish project partners.

The India-Sweden Collaborative Industrial Research & Development Programme is being implemented by GITA on behalf of Department of Science & Technology (DST) in India, and Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems (Vinnova) in Sweden.

The programme aims to foster and support the development of collaborative R&D projects that bring together companies, research organizations, academics and other collaborators from both countries for the joint development of innovative products or processes.

Projects to be supported include full-scale R&D projects focused on co-development of new products, processes or technologies, or product adaptation projects.

To be eligible to apply, the Indian project lead (lead company) must be a commercial (for profit) company under the Indian Companies Act 1956/2013, which operates in and is headquartered in India. At least 51% stake of the company must be owned by Indian citizens.

For the Swedish partner, a company with operations in Sweden and registered in the country must be the main applicant (called project coordinator). Swedish research institutions (universities, colleges and research institutes) as well as other companies with operations in Sweden are encouraged to actively participate in the consortium.

The deadline for proposal submission is August 19.