Scalable Cleantech and ICT solutions for societal needs

The Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation, Tekes, and the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India through Global Innovation and Technology Alliance (GITA), will jointly fund Indo-Finnish research, development and innovation (RDI) cooperation projects. Funding will be available for challenging company-led RDI projects with a specific, but not exclusive, focus on Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs).
Utlysningsperiod: ons 13.05.2015 - mån 19.10.2015

India-Finland Industrial Technology, R&D and Innovation Programme 2015

The aim is to stimulate innovative RDI projects that address a specific market need or challenge that is solvable through Cleantech or ICT applications, demonstrate high commercial potential, and lead to favorable societal benefits in India.

Successful projects will be funded by Tekes in Finland and by GITA in India. Tekes funds projects through the BEAM – Business with impact 2015–2019 programme in collaboration with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland (MFA).

The joint projects must meet the requirements of the funding organisations. For the Finnish part of the project, the funding terms of Tekes and the BEAM program will be applied. For the Indian part of the project, the general funding terms of DST/GITA will be applied.

Timetable of the call

Launch of the request for proposals: May 13, 2015
Last date of submission of full proposals: September 17, 2015
Funding decisions: January 2016