EU research cooperation with India enhanced at EU-India summit
The 14th high-level EU-India summit took place on 6 October 2017 in New Delhi, marking 55 years of diplomatic relations between the European Union (EU) and India. Amongst other issues, research cooperation was also on the agenda.
According to the European Commission, it was agreed at the Summit to give a fresh impetus to cooperation in research and innovation by launching a major flagship initiative of €30 million in water research. Amongst other issues, both sides also agreed to scale up their cooperation in research and innovation by extending the EU-India co-funding mechanism to all areas of Indian interest across Horizon 2020 such as health, climate change, and energy, the latter in the framework of Mission Innovation. An Implementing Arrangement between the Commission and the Indian Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) was signed with the aim of facilitating the collaboration of talented Indian researchers with European Research Council teams in Europe.
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