"European MS & AC have a long tradition to collaborate with India, this has led both to a large potential for fruitful collaborations at EU level, and a fragmentation of actions at countries level. In order to push up a more ambitious integrated actions, and to be able to adopt the best practices in leveraging the science, technology, innovation (STI) relationship, and to cope with the intense worldwide competition for international alliances, EU must overcome this fragmentation. Hence we propose to provide the EC with a feasibility study of the opening of an INDIA SI HOUSE aimed at boosting the STI collaboration in a sustainable manner. The specific aims are to explore INDIA SI HOUSE project’s partners, and beyond when possible: 1/ the political commitment; 2/ the legal frameworks; 3/ the scientific priorities. The results will be synthesized in a Forward Look that will provide recommendations. During this study, benchmarking, mapping, and SWOT analyses of existing bilateral and multilateral schemes of collaboration including PPP, to delineate the most common schemes of cooperation with India. This project is built upon the Indo-French CEFIPRA funding structure, which does exist for more than 20 years. For the strategic management of this project, an External Advisory Board (EAB) will be set up since the Month 1. Its composition will vary in function of the topic addressed. Besides the presence of Indian decision makers and partners, interested non-partner EU MS & AC will be invited to EAB. The INDIA SI HOUSE project will disseminate permanently its results thanks to its website and tool box, in an openly way, giving cooperatively access to other EU-India funded projects. The impacts of this project will spread up along three dimensions: 1/ boost in the coordination of EU MS & AC; 2/ increased visibility and improved quality of EU actions; 3/ enhanced coordination of science diplomacy."
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Funding SchemeCSA-SA - Support actions