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  1. IndianPerspectiveofEU – India Cooperation

  2. Contents India-EU Cooperation Introduction to NCP Activities of NCP Achievements of NCP Future Activities

  3. India-EU Cooperation Long historical relationship 1994 EU-India cooperation agreement 2000 EU-India Summit- annual 9th Summit, Sep 2009 at Marseilles in France Renewed the EU-India S&T Agreement Broadening the scope of economic, technical and scientific cooperation High Level Joint Commission 10th India - EU was held in New Delhi in Nov 09 to take forward their strategic partnership. India-EU Joint Working Group on Information Society

  4. EU-India S&T Cooperation Some Milestones 2001: Signature of the Science and Technology Cooperation Agreement. 2007: 1st EU - India Ministerial Science Conference in New Delhi. 2007: 4th Joint Steering Committee Meeting drawing the roadmap for a more strengthened and strategic partnership and signature of the renewed Cooperation Agreement. 2007: Launch of the 1st Coordinated Call for Proposals in Computational Materials Science 2008: Launch of 2nd Coordinated Call for Proposals in Food research. 2008: 5th Joint Steering Committee Meeting consolidating the partnership

  5. Scientific context -EU EU aims to be “the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world” by 2010 (European Council, Lisbon 2000) EU spending on research: 2 % of GDP (target 3% by 2010) Business 54 %, state 35 %, others 11 % EC research budget: represents a small fraction of total EU research spending EC FP7 budget: €53.2 B (41 % increase over FP6) EU has around 2000 universities Shortage of scientists

  6. R&D spending: 1 % of GDP (target 2 % by 2011) Central Govt. 62 %, business 25.3 %, State Govts. 8.5 %, Higher education 4.2 % Science budget $ 6 billions/year (Feb 2008) Many fold increase in research budget. Size of R&D infrastructure: 400 national labs & R&D institutes 1300 industrial R&D units 333 universities 20 institutes of national importance including IITs Some more IITs & new Central Univ. to be opened Over 3,00,000 employed in R&D centers. Scientific context – India 1

  7. Scientific context – India 2 • Human resources: • About 3 million new graduates/yr in Sc, Eng, IT • 3,50,000 in engineering • 6,50,000 postgraduates • over 6000 Ph.Ds • Constraints: • Only ±25 % of graduates employable in multinational companies. • Shortage of skilled workers in future, NOT the money. • Heavy investment in education & research infrastructure.

  8. Global context Flow of ideas, technologies & people around the world New R&D centers being opened by MNCs in India Centre of gravity for science-based innovation is starting to change from West to East. Internationalization.

  9. National Contact Point (NCP) • BackgroundDepartment of Information Technology, India • NCP for collaborative Euro - India Research • ICT is the 1st programme for which the NCP has been established in India. • INCITE, a European Commission sponsored project • instrumental in establishing the NCP • The NCP functions in a networked way INCITE (Indian Networks Co-operation in Information Society Technology with Europe)

  10. NCP - Objectives Advice the Indian IT CONSTITUENCY Disseminate information about the ICT PROGRAMME Assist PRIVATE and PUBLIC ORGANIZATIONS launch Euro-Indian research projects in the ICT sector Expose the EXCELLENCE OF INDIAN IT RESEARCH to European industry and academia Assist European Consortiums IDENTIFY the RIGHT INDIAN PARTNERS Contribute to the definition of JOINT EU-INDIA IT RESEARCH POLICIES

  11. NCP Network Comprises of well- known organizations which are experienced in IST/ ICT programme Operates in a decentralized manner within the vast IT community of India Supports the activities to boost collaborative Euro India research Covers a wide range of stakeholders such as Research Centers/Academic Institutions Organizations with R&D interests Higher education / Universities, Multinationals and SMEs

  12. Activities of NCP Capacity Building Awareness Raising Training Networking Dissemination Consulting

  13. Capacity Building Capacity building training helped the NCP network to understand NCP network took active part in all capacity building trainings • European Research Scenario • Encourage the participation in EU funded projects • Acquire advantage of EU funded results • Transfer of knowledge • Writing of a successful research project • proposal and evaluation procedures & criteria • Activities related to partner searching for • participation in Framework Programme • To gain essential • knowledge & • understanding of the • Instruments. • Well organize its • activities in India

  14. Awareness Raising Organizing workshops in several Indian cities since 2005 Nearly 1000+ INDIAN ORGANISATIONS have participated NCP network participated in several important conferences as speakers to create awareness of EU’s ICT PROGRAMME

  15. Training Several training sessions held in the past Attended by Best-in-class organizations with the project ideas Duration of Courses between 1 ½ days to 5 days Training covers various topics Proposal writing Budget preparation Legal & Administrative Issues Evaluation of Projects Practical Tips

  16. Networking Significant function of an NCP Attended many important European events, made presentations & promoted Indian Participation Contd…..

  17. Networking Contd…..

  18. Networking

  19. Consulting NCP network assisted in the overall and individual support for entities interested in participating in EU funded projects CDAC and ITSMA proactively assists and guides many organizations on various queries Understanding and participating in the Framework Programme Partner search both for Indian and European organizations Formulating the project ideas Writing a work package Advise on Ideal – IST & Cordis website Identified their budget allocations in proposals Assistance in building the partner consortium ITSMA: Interactive Technology Software and Media Association .

  20. Awareness raising workshops

  21. Dissemination Both in India and Europe Many Communication tools developed Brochures/Leaflets Posters Publications presenting Indian technical competencies Comprehensive Portal Direct Mailing Other collaterals Contd….

  22. Dissemination

  23. Dissemination

  24. NCP - Achievements FP7 – ICT Call 1 List of Projects Assistance to Indian Organizations FP7 – ICT Call 2 List of Projects

  25. Assistance to Indian Organizations FP7 – ICT Call 3 List of Projects FP7 – ICT Call 4 List of Projects

  26. FP7 – ICT Call 5 List of Projects Assistance to Indian Organizations FP7 – ICT Call 6 List of Projects

  27. NCP – Future Activities NCP through its NCP network will continue to remain vigorous and Endorse JOINT RESEARCH between EU and India in various sectors of research under EU’s 7th Framework Programme. CONNECT qualified organizations and their appropriate counterparts in India and Europe. Support Indian organisations, universities, SMEs and large enterprises to avail EU FUNDING under FP7. Expose TECHNOLOGICAL COMPETENCIES of Indian organizations in Europe.

  28. NCP – Contact Details Dr. Philippe de Taxis du Poët Science Conseiller, Delegation of the European Union to India 65, Golf Links, New Delhi - 110003 49, Sunder NagarNew Delhi - 110 003Phone: +91-11-24629237, 24629238Fax: +91-11-24629206E-mail:

  29. ICT NCP Mr. Rajneesh Aggrawal Ministry of Communications and Information Technology Department of Information Technology, 6, CGO Complex, New Delhi 110003 Tel: +91-11-24301335 Fax: +91-11-24362279 E-mail: Contact Form URL: FAFB Prof. Rajendra Prasad (Rector JNU) Address: School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi -110067 Tel: 91-11-26704509, Fax : +91-11-26741081 Email: , NCP – Contact Details

  30. Biotechnology Ms. ShailjaVaidya Gupta Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology (DBT) Lodi Road110 003 New Delhi Tel: +91-11-24 36 37 48 E-mail: shailja@dbt.nic Environment Ms. Surbhi Sharma ITSMA - BangaloreEmail ID: surbhi@itsmaindia.orgContact Number(s): +91-80-41526640 / 41526641 NCP – Contact Details

  31. Indian Participation in FP7 In all proposals submitted (excluding Marie Curie) 557 proposals involving 881 Indian partners In the main list 112 proposals involving 183 Indian partners (20.1% success rate) 25.7 M€ EC contribution to Indian partners 339 M€ total EC contribution to proposals involving Indian partners INDIA IS THE THIRD LARGEST PARTICIPANT COUNTRY IN FP7 OUTSIDE OF EUROPE! Marie Curie Actions 73 Fellowships offered to Indian researchers 13 IRSES proposals involving 7 Indian partners ((01/01/2007 – 07/06/2010) )

  32. Comparative figures FP-6 vs FP-7

  33. EU Projects withIndian Organisations Under FP6 Under FP7

  34. Open Calls Announced on 20th July 2010 Health / 3 Open calls Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology / 5 Open calls Information and Communication Technologies / 9 Open calls Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production Technologies / 12 Open calls Energy / 8 Open calls Environment (including Climate Change) / 8 Open calls Transport (including Aeronautics) / 9 Open calls Socio-economic sciences and Humanities / 4 Open calls Space / 1 Open call Security / 1 Open call General Activities / 1 Open call Joint Technology Initiatives (Annex IV-SP1) / 2 Open calls

  35. Become an FP7 evaluator Each project submitted for funding is evaluated by 3 or more independent evaluators. The Commission selects independent expert evaluators. About 30% of new experts used for each call. If selected, usually involves 1 week in Brussels (honorarium, travel and subsistence covered by the EU) Interested??? Register online at

  36. Information Sources General information on European research: General information on FP7: ICT Research in FP7: General information on FP6: EU Delegation in India: Any questions?? Subscribe to research*eu:

  37. Thankyou for your attention!!