is a flagship initiative of Government of India and Government of Germany to promote research partnership of industrial relevance on a PPP mode, connecting academia and industry from both countries for socio-economic benefits of both the countries in areas such as advance manufacturing, embedded systems, ICT for automobiles, renewable energy, food security, clean water and health care technologies.
The IGSTC is a joint initiative of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and India's Department of Science and Technology (DST).
The IGSTC funds bilateral research projects in the field of applied sciences, bringing companies and the industry on board.
This new declaration will enable IGSTC
to further enhance, strengthen and improve research and technology cooperation of industrial relevance through cooperation between laboratories, academia and industry of both the countries.
Harsh Vardhan expressed confidence that the extended tenure of Indo-German Science & Technology Centre (IGSTC
) until 2022 along with doubling its financial resources will enable us to co-develop affordable technologies that can contribute to the knowledge economy of both our countries.
would facilitate and promote India-German bilateral collaborations in basic and applied science, research and technology through substantive interaction among government, cademia and industry.