Research Policy & Development


Supporting the advancement of policy cooperation between India and Europe in Research and Innovation

The main objective of this project is to enhance the European-Indian STI cooperation. Based on the success of the ERA-Net New INDIGO (2009-2013), INDIGO POLICY aims to further advance the policy cooperation between India and Europe in Research and Innovation.
Bibliometric and project participation analysis highlight that scientific cooperation between India and Europe increased significantly in recent years. STI policy stakeholders have acknowledged this dynamic development by agreeing on an EU-India S&T Agreement, and added concrete value through co-drafting an EU/MS-India Strategic Agenda for Research and Innovation, which pinpoints specific thematic areas of common interest.
In this Strategic Agenda, a new organisational structure for the strategic STI dialogue between EC/MS and India is proposed, consisting of a Group of Senior Officials (GSO) assisted by a dedicated working group and further thematic/industry groups.
By building on mutual Europe-Indian interest, INDIGO POLICY is committed to support these STI dialogue structures through the provision of analytical evidence, oper-ational STI policy support, dedicated PR measures, and concrete pilot activities.

Europe and India are key global actors in research and innovation. With the European “Innovation Union” and the Indian “Decade of Innovation“, the strategies in Europe and India are converging for achieving the challenges of inclusive as well as sustainable and affordable innovation, building future competitiveness, economic growth, and finding solutions to growing societal challenges.
INDIGO POLICY is supported in India by the Ministry of Science and Technology, as well as the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and in Europe by major stakeholders from the Strategic Forum for International Cooperation and other European countries.


Section: Research Policy & Development


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Tags: India, innovation systems analysis, international cooperation, internationalisation, research policy

Type: Networks

Program: FP7

Project Status: Finished

Project Duration: 42 months

Start/End: 11/2013 - 04/2017