Indo-Danish research and innovation cooperation in the areas of water and renewable energy

Application deadline

August 14, 2018 - 12:00pm

Innovation Fund Denmark (IFD), Department of Science and Technology (DST), and Department of Biotechnology (DBT) have decided to launch a call for joint projects with a view to further develop and strengthen the Danish-Indian research cooperation in the areas of water and renewable energy.

Prioritised research and innovation areas

  • Water: Solutions to global water challenges within all fields of water. Fx water usage, treatment, control, and management of water and wastewater for different purposes like agriculture, industry, portable etc.
  • Energy: Development and integration of renewable energy based solutions and energy efficiency in electricity and heating systems

The successful projects will be funded in Denmark by IFD and in India by either DST or DBT depending on the topic. The joint projects must meet the criteria of the funding agencies. 4-6 projects may be funded and the projects are funded for a maximum of three years.

The IFD budget for this call is approx. € 2 million (15 million DKK) and depending on the quality of applications the funds will be equally distributed between water and energy. Similar budget size is available in India by DST and DBT. Significant co-financing as well as the participation of relevant public partners and/or private enterprises other than the main applicants is expected.


This application is part of


  • This call is managed jointly by the DST, DBT and IFD
  • The proposal, in English, must be submitted to both DBT/DST and IFD no later than 12:00 pm 14th August 2018.
  • Danish partners must submit the proposal here
  • Indian partners must submit the proposal at different places. Water proposals must be submitted here, and Energy poposals must be submitted here.
  • Please note that e-grant is closed down due to maitenance between 9 july and 1 august

Information and guidelines

Application documents


Innovation Fund Denmark
(During 16th July – 4th August)
Scientific Officer
Brian Christensen
Tel: +45 61905034

Scientific Officer
Anitha K. Sharma
Tel: +45 61905048

Senior Programme Officer
Klaus R. Jacobsen
Tel: +45 61905041

Scientific Officer
Niels Langvad
TEL: +45 6190 5034

Senior Programme Officer
Jens Peter Vittrup,
TEL: +45 6190 5023

Department of Science and Technology (DST)
Scientist ›D’
Shri Rajiv Kumar

Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology of India (DBT)
Dr. Shailja V. Gupta
TEL.: 91 11 24363748

Scientist ›D’
Dr. Vaishali Panjabi