Special Call under Industry Academia Research

Special Call under Industry Academia Research & Development Programme
The Industrial Research Programme (IRP) of Indo-French Centre for Promotion of Advanced Research
(CEFIPRA) was launched in 2002 to support collaborative research programme involving Industry &
Academia of both the countries. Launching of IRP has worked as an enabling platform for the
organizations in India & France to realize their potential in terms of product and process development. It
has facilitated innovation, risk taking for Industries and also bringing the private industry, public
institutions and the government under one roof to promote the research and innovation between India &
France. Recently CEFIPRA has changed the name of the Programme to Industry Academia Research and
Development Programme. Apart from regular call for pre-proposal in all the areas of technology of
interest to the Indian & French Industries, CEFIPRA invites special call for pre-proposal in the following
Areas of Collaboration ( Targeted Topic for the Call)
Additive manufacturing,
Affordable Medical Devices
The proposal must be industry centric, formulated by the industry with a focus on the industry
The proposal must involve at least one industrial partner from France and one from India and a
research institute from France & one from India.
Proposals involving one industrial partner from one countryand one research institutes from other
country are also welcome but however clear justification should be provided for the same.
Eligibility criteria for Industry Collaborator
 The Company or SME should have well established in-house R&D unit with a good track record of
R&D achievements.They should be register and operational for at least last three years.
Eligibility criteria for Academic Collaborator
Principal Collaborators and Joint Collaborators have to hold a permanent position as scientists/ Faculty
members in universities/ deemed universities, academic institutes and national research and development
Duration& Support
The duration of the solution-driven proposals should be maximum for 3 years
Total Support will be maximum up to Euro200000 / 1.5 cr. Outstanding proposal(s) may be
considered outside this range as exceptional case
For Indian side, the support will be in Indian Rupees& French side, it will be in Euro.
Allowable costs
The following component will be supported under the project:
For knowledge collaborator or organization from India:
Consumables & Contingency
iv) Travel (As per CEFIPRA’s rate)
For knowledge collaborator or organization from France:
i) Manpower
ii) Consumables & Contingency
iii) Travel (As per CEFIPRA’s rate)
For Industry Collaborators (Both India & France)
Travel ( As per CEFIPRA’s rate)
Industrial Collaboratorsare expected to contributeto recurring expenses and equipment required for the
component of the proposed project to be implemented at their premises. .
How to apply
Formulate the problem you wish to address
Identify partners in India and France
Send a 2-3 page concept proposal in the prescribed format (Link1) of CEFIPRA at e-mail ID:
[email protected].
The Industrial Research Committee, comprising experts from India and France, will examine the
proposal and advise the partners on preparing a detailed proposal.
(Deadline for Submission of concept proposals: 21st May, 2015
For further information please contact:
Dr. Debapriya Dutta, Director
Indo-French Centre for the Promotion of Advanced Research
5B, Ground Floor, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110 003 (India)
Tel. : (+91-11) 24682251, (+91-11) 24682252,Fax: (+91-11) 24688632
Website: www.cefipra.org