International Science and Technology Partnerships Canada (ISTPCanada), the Department of Science and Technology (DST)/ Global Innovation and Technology Alliance or GITA (India), and the Department of Biotechnology or DBT (India) are hosting three Calls for Proposals (CFP) for Partnership Development Activities (PDAs) between Canada and India.
The Calls invite university researchers, technology experts and industry leaders to propose PDAs that will help forge new research and technology development partnerships between Canadian and Indian innovators, and stimulate R&D or business collaboration that increases the competitiveness of both countries.
Leveraging investment from the Governments of Canada and India, these program delivery agencies will support dozens of new bilateral PDAs that span multiple technology areas such as photonics, nanotechnology/nanoscience; and industrial sectors such as information and communications technologies (ICT), life sciences, energy, environment, earth sciences and aerospace. Canadian and Indian funding recipients are eligible to receive up to a maximum of CDN $25,000 (or the equivalent value in Rupees) for their PDA.
Complete applications are required by August 2, 2010, Midnight EST. Selected PDAs will be announced in September 2010, and must be completed by February 15, 2011.
Selecting the Right Canada-India CFP for You
Eligible Canadian university researchers and companies are invited to apply to any of the three Canada-India PDA CFPs. If you are seeking to build bilateral R&D partnerships in:
- Biotechnology and life sciences with an Indian partner who is seeking support from DBT? Please click here for information how to apply to our joint CFP with DBT.
- Canada-India priority sectors including photonics, nanoscience/nanotechnology, alternate energy and sustainable environmental management, earth sciences and disaster management, aerospace, or ICT with an Indian partner who is seeking support from DST/GITA? Please click here for information on our how to apply to our joint CFP with DST/GITA.
- Any of the above noted priority sectors with an Indian partner who is pursuing or has secured funding support from sources other than DBT or GITA and aim to expedite the implementation of your activity? Please click here for information on our how to apply to our unilateral CFP.
PDAs bring together university researchers, technology developers, industry leaders, subject matter experts and other stakeholders from a minimum of two jurisdictions to explore novel models of R&D collaboration, and innovative ways to work cooperatively on new technology advancements or solutions to the existing problems. They may take the form of scientific seminars, conferences, symposia and workshops, as well as other joint initiatives that involve exchanges among scientists, experts, industry participants and academics. These initiatives aim to help participants become more competitive by developing global research-based alliances with the potential to foster increased international R&D or business collaboration.
Register Today for a Canada-India CFP Information Session
All Canadian lead applicants and their Indian partners are strongly encouraged to participate in one of the CFP information session to be hosted via teleconference by ISTPCanada. Sessions will be held on June 23 and July 21, 2010 at 10 AM EST or 7:30PM IST.
To register, please provide your name, title, organization, email address and phone number, along with the date and time of the session you would like to attend, via email to: cfp_india@ISTPCanada.ca.
For More Information
For additional information about the Canada-India CFPs for PDAs or the application process, please contact Bharat Rudra, Country Manager for India, at BharatRudra@istpcanada.ca or 613.729.3069, extension 224.
Deadline: August 2, 2010; 12 Midnight EST