Indo-German Science and Technologie Centre (IGSTC)
The Indo-German Science and Technology Centre (IGSTC) is provided with up to two million Euros each year for this purpose by the BMBF and the Indian Department of Science and Technology (DST) in selected fields (biotechnology, energy, environmental technologies, health research and production technologies). The aim is to intensify cooperation between German and Indian representatives of science and industry by means of 2+2 projects.
The IGSTC promotes “2+2 projects” involving science, business and industry and, thanks to joint projects with a practical focus, the IGSTC is set to become a new pillar of German-Indian cooperation in the coming year.
If research and innovation are to provide the answers to the great challenges of the 21 th century, science and business and industry must work together even more intensively on an international scale. Hence, India and Germany will develop their scientific and technical partnership further as a fundamental pillar of their strategic partnership.
Goals of the IGSTC
The objectives of the Indo-German S&T Centre, which are as below:
playing a proactive role in facilitating participation of industry in joint R&D projects,
providing/assisting in mobilizing resources to carry out industrial R&D projects,
promoting electronic exchange and dissemination of information on opportunities in bilateral S&T cooperation. The Centre will also prepare/compile state-of-the-art reports on topics of interest with the help of highly qualified scientists and technologists, one from each country,
providing individual advice to institutes and industries from either country on the possibilities of Indo-German cooperation and helping in the identification of suitable partners,
facilitating and promoting Indo-German bilateral collaborations in basic and applied science, research and technology through substantive interaction among government, academia and industry,
encouraging public-private partnerships (PPP) to foster elements of innovation and application and cultivating a culture of cooperation between science and industry,
nurturing contacts between young and mid career scientists and technologists to develop a sense of mutual trust, partnership/ leadership and entrepreneurship,
developing cooperation through the identification of scientists and scientific institutions of the two countries,
organizing workshops, seminars, training programmes and other types of events on topics of mutual interest, and to
supporting or conducting any other mutually agreed future activities.