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India, Sweden to begin joint programme in health research

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The move is aimed at strengthening collaborative industry and research networks between the two countries by funding joint research and innovation projects

Mumbai: Under the ‘Strategic Indo-Swedish Cooperative Innovation Programme’, India and Sweden will soon begin joint research to support long-term Indo-Swedish research and innovation collaboration in the field of health.

The joint research will focus on the broad scientific areas such as determinants of health and disease prevention, developing treatments and treating disease; medical diagnostics; innovative food, improving health promotion and disease prevention; medical devices; and antimicrobial resistance – innovative treatment, diagnostics and preventive strategies.

The approach is to establish and strengthen collaborative industry and research networks between India and Sweden by funding joint research and innovation projects, exchange visits, demonstration and proof of principle.

For this programme, the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India and the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems (VINNOVA) and the Swedish Research Council (SRC) have invited proposals from the eligible scientists.

The programme is open to Indian and Swedish partners from public, private and non-profit organisations that perform R&D and innovation activities. This includes universities and other academic institutions, research institutes, hospitals, public foundations, industry and SMEs. 

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