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S&T Call 2016 - Biobased energy

*** The INNO INDIGO S&T Call on Biobased energy is now closed ***

The deadline to submit proposals was 12 July 2016. 35 proposals were submitted and will now be evaluated. Selected projects will be announced at the end of year 2016.

Type of projects to be funded

Indian-European collaborative research and technological development projects in the field of “Biobased energy” with a specific focus on:

  • Biofuels
  • From waste to energy

For more information about the topics, see the Call text.

Participating countries

  • India –  Depertment of Biotechnology (DBT)
  • India - Department of Science and Technology (DST)
  • Belgium – Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique (F.R.S. – FNRS)
  • Estonia – The Estonia Research Council (ETAg)
  • Finland – Academy of Finland (AKA)
  • Germany – Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
  • Latvia – State Education and Development Agency (VIAA)

What is the INDIGO Partnership Programme (IPP)?

The aim of the INNO INDIGO Partnership Programme (IPP) is to support high quality research, development and innovation projects involving partners from Europe and India.

The INNO INDIGO calls for proposals target existing contacts to foster collaborations and/or initiate new ones. The objective is to pave the way for long-lasting cooperation between STI organisations from the European Research Area (ERA) and India.

What can be funded?

Within the framework of the IPP S&T Joint call for proposals, research projects with a maximum duration of 3 years will be funded.

Depending on national regulations, the following items can be funded:

  • Mobility
  • Organisation of events
  • Research costs
  • Personnel costs

Who can apply?

Applications may be submitted by public and/or private entities which are eligible according to their respective national/regional regulations.

Consortia that wish to apply for funding of a research project within the above mentioned topics, have to consist of at least three partners: two from different European countries participating in the call, and one from India.

Countries participating in the Call are: India, Belgium (Wallonia - Brussels Federation), Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia.

Partners from countries other than those participating in the IPP S&T Call can join a consortium but have to secure their own funding.

For more information about the eligibility rules, consult the Call text.

Application Process

The application procedure has one stage. Applications are submitted electronically using PT-Outline Web Tool, accessible through the following link:  

Call text

Detailed information about the call for proposal’s topic, procedures and eligibility rules is available in the call text.

Where to find support?

To help you understand better the call and prepare your proposal, additional resources are available:

  • Guidelines for applicants including a FAQ and information on how to use the online partnering and submission tools
  • A 5-minute video summarizing the main information you need to know before preparing your proposal
  • Contact points are available to answer all your questions. There contact details are available in the Call text and at the bottom of this webpage.

Webinars (online meeting) will also be organized to provide you with general information about the call and answer all your questions. The first webinar will take place on 12 May. If you wish to attend this webinar, kindly register at the following link:

Where to find partners?

To access the INNO INDIGO dedicated online partnering tool go to and select “IPP3 – S&T Call on Biobased energy” in the list of calls. On this web tool, you will be able to publish your profile and project ideas and to consult other Indian and European experts’ profiles.

You can also contact your National Contact Point or the Joint Call Secretariat. They might be able to help with further contacts or more information.

In addition, applicants can also use the following tools:

Contact information

INNO INDIGO Call secretariat:

Ms. Lucie Durocher



Phone: +

India – IPP National Contact Point:

Dr. Sanjay Kalia

Department of Biotechnology

Ministry of Science and Technology Government of India


Phone: +91-11-24363012/+91-9810315260

India – IPP National Contact Point:

Dr. Arvind Kumar

Department of Science and Technology

Ministry of Science and Technology Government of India


Phone: +91-11-26602213/26590332

Belgium – IPP National Contact Point:

Mr. Joël Groeneveld



Phone: +32 2504 9270

Estonia – IPP National Contact Point:

Ms. Ülle Must

Estonian Research Council


Phone: +3727 300 330

Mr. Margus Harak (for financial matters)

Estonian Research Council


Phone: +3727317343

Finland – IPP National Contact Point:

Mr. Tuomas Katajarinne

Academy of Finland

Email :  

Phone: +358 50 447 8081

Germany – IPP National Contact Point:

Mr. Hans Wesphal

German Aerospace Center, Project Management Agency, European and International Cooperation


Phone: +49 (0)228 3821- 1473

Latvia – IPP National Contact Point:

Ms. Maija Bundule

VIAA – State Education Development Agency


Phone:  +371 67785423


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

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