Indo-German Research Day

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Germany and India are important partners for research cooperation and have made heavy investments for further strengthening the bi-lateral cooperation with existing and new schemes. The one-day event on 17th March will showcase the research landscape of Germany and present opportunities available for research, funding lines for individuals and projects for joint research facilitated by Indian as well as German agencies. It will bring together important stakeholders from the field, from India and Germany for exchange of information and discussions on topics and mechanisms to increase the current cooperation.

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Event Information

March 17, 2020

New Delhi
Organizer: DWIH New Delhi

Venue: Gulmohar and Jacaranda, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi – 110003

Participating Stakeholders: German universities, non-university research bodies, funding organisation, Indian Government schemes for joint promotion.

Target Group:
Post graduates, researchers (PhD and above), academicians, science managers and policy makers.

Tentative Agenda

Venue Time Programme (tbc)
Gulmohar 09:30 to 10:00 Registration and networking tea
Gulmohar 10:00 to 10:30 Opening of the event

Welcome address

–      Dr. Katja Lasch, German Centre for Research and Innovation (DWIH) New Delhi and German academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

–      Representative of Embassy of Federal Republic of Germany, New Delhi

–     Dr. Ashutosh Sharma, Department of Science and Technology (DST)

Gulmohar 10:30 to 11:00 The German research landscape – Overview

–      Dr. Katja Lasch, German Centre for Research and Innovation (DWIH) New Delhi and German academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

 

Gulmohar 11:00 to12:00 Panel discussion: How to fund Indo-German research projects?

–     (SPARC) IIT Kharagpur

–     Dr. Matthias Kiesselbach, German Research Foundation (DFG)

–     Dr. Ashutosh Sharma, Department of Science and Technology (DST)

–     Delegation of the EU to India

–     Indo-German Science & Technology Centre (IGSTC)

Moderation: Dr. Katja Lasch, DAAD

Gulmohar 12:00 to 13:00 Panel discussion: How to fund your individual research?

–      Prof N. Janardhana Raju, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH)

–      Dr. Sandeep Verma, Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB)

–      Dr. Katja Lasch (DAAD)

–     DAAD Alumni

Moderation: Dr. Matthias Kiesselbach, DFG

Terrace area 13:00 to 14:00 Networking lunch
Gulmohar 14:00 to 15:00 Panel discussion: Research cooperation at universities in the Indo-German context

–      Suboor Bakht, University of Heidelberg

–       IGCS/ RWTH Aachen

–      Dr. Amisha Jain, University of Cologne

–      Dr. Elisabeth Songate, University Goettingen

Moderation: Nora Naujoks, Freie Universität Berlin

 

Gulmohar 15:00 to 16:00 Panel discussion: Research cooperation at research and technology organizations in the Indo-German context

–      Fraunhofer Gesellschaft India

–      Poonam Sehgal Suri, Max Planck Gesellschaft (MPG)

–      Dr. Rama Swami Bansal, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)

–      Martina Burkard, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Moderation:  Aadishree Jamkhedkar, DWIH

Gulmohar 16:00 to 17:00 Panel discussion: How to write a successful application for a research grant?

–      Indo-German Science & Technology Centre (IGSTC)

–      Dr. Matthias Kiesselbach

–      Good practice: DAAD/IGP and DFG projects

Moderation: Poonam Sehgal Suri, Max Planck Gesellschaft (MPG)

17:00 End of the event and networking tea

 

Parallel Session: Know More on Research Opportunities

Venue: Jacaranda

Time: 11:00 to 16:00 h

Information sessions and one to one exchange opportunities with stakeholders in Indo-German research ecosystem

DWIH New Delhi supporters, IGSTC, IGCS, DAAD, SPARC, Research Councils, DST and DBT