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DBT-VINNOVA, Sweden Joint call for proposals in the field of Health (Last date: 16/01/2017)

Call status: Closed
Proposal deadline::16th January 2017, 17.00 CET.

Call Outline

The present document announces the third joint call for proposals between The Department of Biotechnology, Government of India (DBT) and the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems (VINNOVA). The document provides applicants with information on the bilateral cooperation programme and its procedures.

The Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems has agreed to launch a joint call for proposals during 2016-2017 to promote Indo-Swedish research and innovation cooperation. DBT and VINNOVA hereby invite Indian and Swedish industry and researchers in both private and public sectors to submit joint project applications for collaborative research and innovation projects.

This joint call will stimulate R&D projects in companies and at universities, to long-term development of strong research and innovation environments in a number of broad scientific areas presented in paragraph 2 below. Project proposals are requested to include a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) and a societal challenge perspective in their application. The programme encourages cooperation between industry, academia and the public sector to ensure maximum relevance and impact.

Programme goals and objectives
Innovation is essential for meeting economic and societal challenges and for ensuring prosperity and quality of life. DBT and VINNOVA, invests in R&D to strengthen innovative capacity for competitiveness, sustainable development and growth.
The goal of the programme is to support long-term Indo-Swedish research and innovation collaboration in the field of Health. The approach is to establish and strengthen collaborative industry and research networks between India and Sweden by funding joint research and innovation projects, exchange visits, demonstration and proof of principle.

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Contact information:

Sofia Norberg
Programme Manager, Health Division
Vinnova – Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems
SE-101 58 Stockholm, Sweden Direct: +46 (0)8-473 3295
Switchboard: +46 (0)8 473 3000
Email :

Dr. Vaishali Panjabi
Scientist ‘D’
International Cooperation
Department of Biotechnology
Ministry of Science and Technology
Block-2, 6-8th Floors,
CGO Complex, Lodi Road
New Delhi – 110 003.
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