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.
The objectives of the Indo-German S&T Centre, which are as below: