Call status: Open
Proposal deadline:28th February, 2017 by 17.30 hrs
Expressions of interest are being sought to attend a scoping meeting for a UK– India Newton Fund call in innovative biological solutions for managing industrial waste.
Innovate UK, the Biotechnology and Biological Science Research Council (BBSRC), the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Department for Biotechnology (DBT) of the Government of India are planning a UK-India Newton-Bhabha Fund joint call for innovative biological solutions in the area of industrial waste. The call is expected to be launched in May 2017. In order to ensure that the competition reflects as closely as possible the genuine needs of the Indian society and takes into account the technology and expertise already available in India and the UK, the funders are organising a scoping mission to India, bringing together decision makers, businesses and academics from both countries. The goal of the mission is to focus the scope of the upcoming call on the specific waste issues India is facing under the following industries and to identify potential solutions that could be put forward through the call:
The scoping workshop is planned between 23rd and 24th of March at Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur; it aims to enable a group of selected Indian scientist’s, businessman, representatives of local bodies and state governments India and contribute their expertise to the scoping discussions. This workshop will enable better understanding of the challenges faced by India in the areas identified and a more detailed scoping of these areas with. The questions the workshop will address can be found in the draft call document.
Department is interested in organisations/experts that have:
DBT is therefore opening this call for Expressions of Interest to Indian scientist’s, businessman, representatives of local bodies and state governments India and contribute their expertise to the scoping discussions, interested in taking part in this scoping exercise and able to contribute expertise and experience to the discussions with UK counterparts.
Please note that travel and accommodation costs for some applicants will be covered by Department of Biotechnology as per Government of India norms.