Sources for cooperative research and innovation projects


INDIGO calls

The INDIGO funding programme, officially referred to as the New Indigo Partnership Programme (NPP) until 2014 and INNO INDIGO Partnership Programme (IPP) since 2014, supports Indian-European multilateral research and networking projects.

The second INDIGO joint call for proposals on « Diagnostics and interventions in Chronic non-communicable diseases » is open for submission of proposals until 22 June 2015.

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Until January 2015, the following calls have been implemented under the Indigo scheme:

Call 2010: Networking projects in the field of Biotechnology and Health

Call 2011: Networking projects in the field of Water Related Challenges

Call 2012: Research projects in in the field of Biotechnology applied to Human Health (announcement, list of NCPs and support documents)

Call 2013: Research projects in in the field of Energy Research (announcement, list of NCPs and support documents)

Call 2014: Research and innovation projects in the field of Clean water and Health (announcement, list of NCPs and support documents)

Details about  funded projects can be found here

Within the runtime of INNO INDIGO, it is foreseen to implement three multilateral calls to enable scientific and innovative cooperation of excellent researchers from Europe and India. These INNO INDIGO Partnership Programme initiatives currently involve STI stakeholders in more than ten EU Member States and Associated Countries of the EU as well as the Indian DBT (Department for Biotechnology) and DST (Department for Science and Technology).

By bringing together Indian and European researchers and innovation actors to jointly work on topics of mutual interest, IPP is paving the way to high quality collaborative research.



Joint calls for proposals are the elixir for a living European Indian collaboration. Looking back to 5 years of this lived collaboration created under New INDIGO one can prove this matter by simple numbers:

  • 28 European-Indian projects have been funded under New INDIGO (plus seven funding contracts under preparation)

  • 602 days of visits for meetings, joint laboratory work, staff exchange and workshops

  • A funding volume of more than 10 Mio. €

  • 13 countries involved

  • About 120 research institutions involved

  • 59 young scientists involved

This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological
development and demonstration.

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