A number of opportunities are upcoming for cross-disciplinary research with Indian researchers, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), research institutions and universities under Horizon 2020.
These opportunities are the result of a recently agreed co-funding mechanism between the European Commission and the Government of India’s Department of Bio-Technology (DBT), by which DBT (subject to a positive evaluation) could fund Indian researchers collaborating in projects selected for funding under specific calls around biotechnology. Some of the calls agreed have been ‘flagged’ by the European Commission as challenges that require the inclusion of social science and humanities (SSH) research and methodologies.
‘SSH-flagged’ topics available for Indian participation
|Topic||Opening Date||Closing Date|
|1st Stage||2nd Stage|
|BIOTEC-07-2017: New plant breeding techniques (NPBT) in molecular farming: multipurpose crops for industrial bioproducts*||11/05/16||27/10/16||04/05/17|
|SC1-PM-07-2017: Promoting mental health and wellbeing in the young||29/07/16||04/10/16||11/04/17|
|SC1-PM-08-2017: New therapies for rare diseases*||29/07/16||04/10/16||11/04/17|
|SC1-PM-10-2017: Comparing the effectiveness of existing healthcare interventions in the adult population||29/07/16||04/10/16||11/04/17|
|LCE-06-2017: New knowledge and technologies||20/09/16||n/a||05/01/17|
|SFS-34-2017: Innovative agri-food chains: unlocking the potential for competitiveness and sustainability||04/10/16||14/02/17||13/09/17|
|SFS-35-2017: Innovative solutions for sustainable food packaging||04/10/16||n/a||14/02/17|
|BG-08-2017: Innovative solutions for improving the safety and dietary properties of seafood||04/10/16||n/a||14/02/17|
|SC1-PM-17-2017: Personalised computer models and in-silico systems for wellbeing||08/11/16||n/a||14/03/17|
Further Information about Indian participation in Horizon 2020 can be found on the European Commission India Country Page.