India, Sweden to fund joint R&D in smart grids


India and Sweden have opened a call for proposals from Indian and Swedish companies that aim to jointly develop new technologies, processes and services to address challenges in the area of smart grids. The projects must have a good potential for commercialization after completion of R&D.

The selected projects shall be co-funded by India’s Department of Science & Technology and the Swedish Energy Agency for two years.

A commercial company should lead the cooperation in the respective country, and the consortium could also include research organizations such as universities and research institutes.

The DST will provide total funding of up to INR 18 crore to support Indian partners, while the Swedish side will give a maximum of 25 million Swedish Krona for the Swedish project partners.

Projects can start January 1, 2022, and must end by December 31, 2023.

The deadline for proposal submission is May 20, 2021. The results will be announced during November 2021.


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