India and Sweden launched joint Industrial R&D programme to address shared challenges
· The programme is co-funded by Indian Department of Science & Technology (DST) and Sweden’s Innovation Agency – Vinnova
· Vinnova will fund Swedish side participants upto 2,500,000 Swedish Krona
· For India, conditional grant of upto 50% with a limit of INR 1.5 crores per project to Indian project partners will be provided
· The Programme aims to address challenges in the area of Smart Cities and Clean Technologies and Digitalization.
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Sweden’s Ambassador to India Klas Molin;
Ratika Jain, CEO, Global Innovation & Technology Alliance (GITA);
S K Varshney, Adviser and Head-International Bilateral Cooperation, Department of Science and Technology;
Prof. Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, Department of Science and Technology;
Joakim Appelquist, Deputy Director General, Vinnova & Maria Lunander Counsellor for Innovation & Science, Embassy of Sweden.