12 September 2019 | News
Under its Research and Innovation programme 'Horizon 2020'
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Researchers and innovators from universities, research organisations and enterprises from India can team up with European partners in the calls for proposals published by the European Commission (EC) under its Research and Innovation programme 'Horizon 2020' (2014-2020).
Through participation in 'Horizon 2020', Indian partners can benefit from access to talent, knowledge, data and infrastructures, and connect to world-leading teams, networks, value chains and address jointly global challenges.
To ensure funding for successful Indian applicants, DBT and the EC have concluded a Co-Funding Mechanism (CFM) by which DBT agrees, in pre-selected calls, and subject to specific conditions and modalities, to fund the successful Indian participants that have been selected in Horizon 2020 project(s).
On 2 July 2019, the EC published the 'Horizon 2020' updated Work programmes for 2019- 2020, in which the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) has agreed to participate in 30 call topics in the areas of its mandate.