Innovate UK: teaming up with India on Clean-tech, healthcare, and ICT
Innovate UK yesterday opened an India-UK collaborative industrial research and development competition, which will focus on Clean-tech, healthcare, and ICT. Innovate UK and the Government of India will jointly invest up to £3.4m into research and projects that propose new commercial solutions to problems impacting the socio-economic growth and development of India.
The competition aims to bring together SMEs – as well as larger businesses – research organisations, and academics from both India and the UK for joint research into the development of innovative products. Collaboration involving both UK and Indian participants is imperative, whilst the lead partner in India must be a business. Academic institutions, hospitals, and R&D institutes based in India are encouraged to participate as co-investigators.
Innovate UK has stated that it expects UK projects to cost in the region of £350k-£400k, with a time expectancy of unto 24 months.
The deadline for applicants is at midday UK time on 20th April 2016.
For more information visit: www.innovateuk.gov.uk