The Research and Innovation Landscape in India

Diving into a new research environment can be intimidating. Therefore, the DWIH New Delhi provides you a summary of the research landscape in India, including information about the research and funding organisations as well as an overview of the science, technology and innovation policy in the country.

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Overview

An emerging force in the global research and innovation landscape, India has tripled its R&D expenditure in the last decade. It is also making remarkable progress on multiple research parameters including University-Industry Collaboration in R&D, Availability of Latest Technologies, Capacity for Innovation and Quality of Higher Education.

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Research Strengths

India's research strengths lie in areas such as chemistry/pharmacy, life sciences, engineering, and information and communication technology. In addition, there are priority areas defined by the government, into which most of the research funding flows.

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Research and Innovation Organisations

Opportunities abound for researchers and research enthusiasts in India. Besides central science agencies and top ranked universities and Institutions of National Importance, Public Private Partnerships and Global In-House Centres (GICs) of companies also foster research and innovation in different spheres.

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Research and Innovation Funding and Support

Research funding in India occurs through various fostering institutions, linked directly or indirectly to the Ministries of the Indian government. There are different schemes to promote both basic and applied research, as well as to fund Industry-Academia collaboration and science entrepreneurship.

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