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Innovation driven Initiative for the Development and Integration of Indian and European Research

Activity Code:  INCO.2013-3.1
Project Reference: 609515
Coordinator:German Aerospace Center (DLR)


INNO INDIGO will set up a more relevant STI approach in terms of social and technical innovation, a broader in terms of funding and a more focussed in terms of topics - to answer the needs of the European as well as Indian societies and markets and address the needs of the engines for innovation. These are SMEs and industries as well as existing clusters of excellence. Future joint programmes will be directed towards the interaction of academia and industry a critical interface for effective innovation. It is also very important to use the STI experience of regions successful funding clusters of excellence for joint calls. On a larger scale INNO INDIGO aims at contributing to ensure global competitiveness and to satisfy social needs through innovation.
Another important task of INNO INDIGO will be to optimize the outreach of the project and facilitate the networking of funding organizations in Europe and India in order to discuss, prepare and implement joint calls on a regular basis. Therefore an open platform for funders will be implemented. A number of national funding agencies have been involved in the joint calls of the ongoing ERA-Net. This was important to gain experiences, approve and adjust tools and methods in existing strategies for the call management. Within the INNO INDIGO process of the future joint calls the strategies for an enhanced management structure will steadily analysed and optimized also in order to develop common governance principles. Further funding organizations in both Europe and India will be informed about the ongoing collaboration in order to raise their interest in a participation and therefore to enlarge the outreach of the project. In Europe this implies especially Member States as well as Associated Countries that do not have bilateral research programmes with India and would also benefit from the Innovation approach of INNO INDIGO. Furthermore scenarios for cooperation beyond the lifetime of INNO INDIGO will be developed.


  • Turkiye Bilimsel Ve Teknolojik Arastirma Kurumu, Turkey
  • Zentrum Fuer Soziale Innovation, Österreich
  • Nederlandse Organisatie Voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek, Nederland
  • Fonds Zur Fã–Rderung Der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung, Österreich
  • Global Innovation & Technology Alliance Ltd, India
  • European Business And Innovation Centre Network, Belgique-België
  • Fundacao Para A Ciencia E A Tecnologia, Portugal
  • Agenzia Per La Promozione Della Ricerca Europea, Italia
  • Council Of Scientific And Industrial Research, India
  • Euskal Herriko Elektronika Eta Informazio, España
  • Suomen Akatemia, Finland
  • Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique, France
  • Ministry Of Science And Technology, India