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DBT Indo-Danish Research and Innovation Cooperation

Awesome chance for Indian nationals who are scientists to apply for the DBT Indo-Danish Research and Innovation Cooperation in the area of Water. Indo-Danish Research and Innovation Cooperation call for proposals has been announced. Check out all of the details on the same below:

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Innovation Fund Denmark (IFD) and Department of Biotechnology (DBT)have agreed to establish a call for  Joint projects with a view to further build and strengthen the Danish-Indian research collaboration in the region of water. That can be in pursuant to the arrangement of 22nd May 2018, involving the Government of the Republic of India and the Government of Denmark on collaboration in the fields of Science, Technology and Innovation.

1. Prioritised innovation and research areas

Water: Solutions to global water challenges in all areas of water. F.x. water use, control, treatment, And management of water and wastewater for different functions like agriculture, industry, portable etc..

2. Application process

The Indian and Danish applicants will create a single joint project plan and the plan is going to be sent to both Denmark (IFD) and India (DBT)with all the forms of every organisation, respectively.

Project proposal should include the name of a single Principal Investigator (PI) each in India and Denmark.  On the side it’s suggested to include 1 Co-PI in the suggestion. The applications should include a statement on how the planned collaboration brings additional value for both nations

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3. Funding The successful projects will be financed in Denmark by IFD and in India by DBT. 

The combined projects must Meet the standards of the financing agencies. 2 to 3 projects might be financed against this call to get a maximum of 3 years.

DBT will support 100 percent of their academic partners budgeted price. DBT will encourage 50 percent of their budgeted cost Of the Industrial partners to a max of INR 15 million (INR 1.5 crores).

The project budget should clearly delineate warranted Indian and Indian expenses. The prices of this Indian partner Must qualify in accordance with the guidelines of the DBT. Accordingly, the prices of the Danish partner Has to Be qualified as per the principles of this IFD. Since the joint projects are financed in bilateral manner the mobility between both countries ought to be balanced.Applicants are advised to add adequate funding for traveling between India and Denmark to ensure successful cooperation. The sending side will offer round-trip economy-class airfare to the relevant entry city of their host nation in addition to medical insurance. The receiving side provides lodging and living costs, i.e., transport for pickup service to and from the airport, meals or perdiem, etc

4. Selection Criteria and Evaluation

DBT and IFD will choose the proposals based on their respective institutional processes and assessmentcriteria. Particular emphasis will also be put on these standards:

  • The projects should have industrial standpoint, and involvement from both Indian and Danish companies is strongly urged.
  • Innovativeness in project proposal.
  • The projected research and innovation project should be nicely incorporated on the Indian and Danish side.
  • Research and innovation activities of significance to the anticipated outcome Ought to Be conducted on both sides and the project activities should be dispersed among Indian and Danish applicants from research institutions and companies
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5. Qualification

Indian applicants applying to DBT ought to be researchers from private and public universities, colleges, Institutes, non-profit organizations (recognized by DSIR as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation). DBT will also encourage projects from industries with DSIR recognition. The NGOs and private organizations have to be enrolled together with the DARPAN portal site of Niti Ayog.

6. Deadline and Submission

The proposition, in English, must be submitted to bothDBT and IFD no later than August 14, 12.00 Danish Time, 15.30 Indian Time, 2018.

Submission in DBT, India: 

The Indian applicants must submit an application for financing by the DBT in compliance with the DBT’s guidelines. The Indian researchers can download the suggestion format out of DBT’s website

Indian applicants must submit both hard copies and an electronic version (soft copy) of this proposal to |} DBT. The digital version (soft copy) ought to be emailed and hard copies (2 nos.)  Needs to be sent to Dr. Vaishali Panjabi ([email protected]) by the closing date: 14th August 2018.(Please make sure you fill in the additional form Appendix D — Joint program to bilateral projects)

Submission in IFD, Denmark:

Danish applicants will submit applications according to recommendations of Innovation Fund Denmark. For information See here

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Proposals should be filed in Denmark via the e-application system supplied at (Please make sure you fill in the additional form’Bilateral Form’)

7. Assessment

The combined project proposals are assessed at India and Denmark based on national processes and the Bilateral evaluation criteria listed previously. between DBT and IFD in November/December 2018.

8. Contact details

Department of Biotechnology, India:

Dr. Shailja V. Gupta,
Department of Biotechnology,
Block-2, 8
thFloor, Room No. 811, Lodhi Road, New Delhi – 110 003,
E-mail: [email protected]

Dr Vaishali Panjabi,
Scientist ‘D’ Department of Biotechnology,
Block-2, 8
thFloor, Room No. 811, Lodhi Road, New Delhi – 110 003,
E-mail: [email protected]
Innovation Fund Denmark:

Dr. Anitha K. Sharma
Scientific Officer
E-mail: [email protected]
Tel: +45 61905048

Klaus R. Jacobsen
Senior Programme Officer
E-mail: [email protected]
Tel: +45 61905041

Niels Langvad
Scientific Officer
Email: [email protected]
TEL: +45 6190 5034

Jens Peter Vitterup
Senior Programme Officer
Email: [email protected]
TEL: +45 6190 5023

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