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 many initiatives and schemes. This event 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 and German agencies.

It will bring together researchers, science managers and stakeholders from the field, from India and Germany for exchange of information and discussions on topics and mechanisms to increase the current cooperation.

Event Information

December 3, 2020, 12:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Online I Timing in CET 08:00 to 14:00
Organizer: DWIH New Delhi



a) A virtual fair section with opportunity to visit and interact with representatives of universities, research institutes and funding bodies from India and Germany who are key players in the Indo-German research and research cooperation.

b) Panel Discussions and Q&A with the audience where Alumni, representatives of universities, research institutes and funding bodies from India and Germany will share their experiences and good practice examples from areas of research cooperation.

c) A dedicated networking area that will give opportunity to institutes as well as researchers from India and Germany to interact with each other.

Panels: (Timings 13:00- 18:00 IST, 08:30- 13:30 CET)

Opening of the event

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

Stephan Grabherr, Deputy Ambassador, Embassy of Federal Republic of Germany, New Delhi

How to fund Indo-German research projects?


Chair: Dr. Katja Lasch, DAAD





Matthias Kiesselbach, German Research Foundation (DFG)



Dr Sivaji Chadaram, Department of Science and Technology (DST)



Tania Friederichs, Delegation of the EU to India



Hans Westphal, DLR Project Management Agency



n. n, IIT Kharagpur , SPARC (tbc)


How to fund your individual research?


Chair: Dr. Laila Abu-Er-Rub, ICAS:MP/ Max Weber Stiftung



Dr Katja Lasch, DAAD




Dr. Kapil Ahuja, IIT Indore


Dr. Praveen Kumar Somasundaram, Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB)

Prof N Dastagiri Reddy, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH) Alumni (tbc)

Research cooperation at universities in the Indo-German context

Chair: Britta Piel, Freie University Berlin



Suboor Bakht, University  of Heidelberg





Stefan Diederich, RWTH Aachen University







Dr. Amisha Jain, University of Cologne



Dr. Elizabeth Songate, University of Göttingen



Philip Miessner, Technical University of Munich

Research cooperation at research and technology organizations in the Indo-German context

Chair: Aadishree Jamkhedkar, DWIH New Delhi






Anandi Iyer, Fraunhofer Office India




Poonam Sehgal Suri,  Max Planck Society, India







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




Dr. Almuth Wietholtz, Leibniz Association



Eva Portius, Forschungszentrum Juelich