5th INDO-SPANISH Joint Call for TECHNOLOGICAL CO-OPERATION IN BIOTECHNOLOGY 2018 | Submit Proposals ~ helpBIOTECH

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5th INDO-SPANISH Joint Call for TECHNOLOGICAL CO-OPERATION IN BIOTECHNOLOGY 2018 | Submit Proposals

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5th INDO-SPANISH JOINT CALL FOR TECHNOLOGICAL CO-OPERATION IN BIOTECHNOLOGY 2018

JOINT DBT- CDTI E.P.E. CALL FOR PROPOSALS UNDER THE INDO-SPANISH PROGRAMME FOR TECHNOLOGICAL CO-OPERATION IN THE FIELD OF BIOTECHNOLOGY 

A Joint Programme for Co-operation signed by the Department of Biotechnology of India (DBT) and the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI E.P.E.) on November 22nd, 2011. The objective of the joint Indo-Spanish programme is to promote and fund market-driven research and technology development. The programme also encourages dynamic partnerships and business-Ied R&D&I collaborative projects in the field of biotechnology. The DBT and CDTI E.P.E. have agreed to launch the 5 th joint IndiaSpain Call for Technological Cooperation in Biotechnology, aiming to proposals in the field of Food Biotechnology and Agri Biotech. The call aims to commence ambitious joint projects of a high international standard between Indian and Spanish organizations.

THEMATIC AREAS 

This Call for proposals invites R&D projects in the following fields: 

1. Food Biotechnology with following thematic areas: 
a. Future probiotics: Towards sustainable & efficient nutrient partitioning. 
b. Enzyme(s) driven strategies for enhanced functionality of food. 
c. Enzyme(s) driven strategies for food production and processing. 
d. Precision nutrition: Bio-fortification of vitamins and micronutrients || Infant developmental needs. e. Translating omic-technologies towards sustainable & improved food functionalities & enhanced food or by-products productivity. 
f. Biotechnology-based micro or nanoscale biosensors: Assuring safety of agrifood products || Dairy products || Poultry products. 
g. Biotechnology-based efficient, low-cost, sustainable and scalable, vegetables and horticulture conservation and storage systems. 

2. Agri Biotech, research which directly impacts on crop resilience, helps to combat disease and increases yield - benefiting both agriculture and the environment: 
a. Precision agriculture. 
b. Crop yield || resilience || quality. (Note: Crop research, drives through genetic manipulation has been excluded from the scope of this call) 

TYPE OF PROPOSALS Industry-driven and market-oriented R&D projects, joint technological co-operation projects between investigators from academic/research organizations and/or industries in India and industries in Spain consisting in the development or substantial improvement of new products, processes or services will be considered. Duration of projects: from 2 years up to 3 years. 

TIMELINES 

Launch of Call for Proposals: 25th July 2018 
Deadline for Submission of completed applications: 1 st October 2018 (INDIA – 20:30 IST / SPAIN 17:00 CET) 
Funding Decisions: December 2018 

WHO CAN APPLY? Minimum eligibility criteria: at least one qualified partner from India and one qualified partner from Spain (1 company from Spain + 1 entity from India).

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