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Bridging the Gap between Europe and India?s Nanotechnology Knowledge Bases towards an understanding of Innovative Support Structures, Training Programmes and Policies

Objective

Recently, the EU decided to forge partnerships with India in its 20 billion euro research and technology development programme. It has identified nanotechnology and nanosciences for Indian participation. As part of the EU FP6 Programme for R#Amp;D, Indian scientists will be encouraged to participate intensely in various research programmes. Nanotechnology is emerging as one of the key technologies of the 21st Century and is expected to enable developments across a wide range of sectors that can benefit citizens and improve industrial competitiveness.

It is imperative that more projects are set into motion, engaging key institutions, scientists, civil society, policy makers and others from both sides involved in the nanosciences and nanotechnology to share and exchange information. This project acts as an adhesive in direct response to the European Union's partnership with India. The proposed EuroIndiaNanoNet project brings together a consortium of highly accredited institutions from Europe and India and provides a medium for discussions between stakeholders on various issues of nanotechnology.

In particular, this project's main aim is to study the mechanisms in India that foster innovation in the nanosciences and nanotechnologies. These mechanisms will include training programmes, support structures and policies. An in-depth study will be developed to help create an understanding of the Indian nanotechnology and nanosciences areas and to better position the EU and India's scientific research goals in this area.

The project will create a EU-India cross-border platform strategy implementation plan, which will outline an approach for establishing further nanotechnology research collaborations between India and the EU. The networking of key EU and Indian stakeholders is paramount to the successful dissemination and exchange of knowledge that will lead to strengthening both regions' research areas in nanosciences and nanotechnology research programs.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/databases
  • /social sciences/political science/political policy/civil society
  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-INCO-COMULTILATRTD/SSA-5
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Funding Scheme

SSA - Specific Support Action

Coordinator

SOCIEDADE PORTUGUESA DE INOVAÇÃO - CONSULTADORIA EMPRESARIAL E FOMENTO DA INOVAÇÃO, S.A.
Address
Edifício "Les Palaces", Rua De Júlio Dinis 242, Piso2, Sala 208
Porto
Portugal

Participants (6)

THE INSTITUTE OF NANOTECHNOLOGY
United Kingdom
Address
6 The Alpha Centre, Stirling University Innovation Park
Stirling
MALSCH TECHNOVALUATION
Netherlands
Address
Vondellaan 90
Utrecht
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, BOMBAY
India
Address
Powai
Mumbai
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE, BANGALORE
India
Address
Indian Institute Of Science
Bangalore
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PARK, UNIVERSITY OF PUNE
India
Address
Ganeshkhind Road
Pune, Maharashtra
UNIVERSITY OF DELHI
India
Address
University Road
New Delhi