Deadline: 31 July 2017
Applications are currently open for joint DBT-CDTI under the Indo-Spanish Programme for Technological Co-Operation in Biotechnology. Joint Programme for Co-operation signed by the Department of Biotechnology of India (DBT) and the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI) on November 22nd, 2011.
The objective of the joint Indo-Spanish programme is to promote and fund market driven research and technology development as well as to encourage partnerships and business-Ied R&D&I collaborative projects in the field of biotechnology.
- health biotechnology
- industrial biotechnology
- biofuels and bioenergy
- marine biotechnology
- bioinformatics and biomedical engineering
Minimum eligibility criteria: at least one qualified partner from India and one qualified partner from Spain (1 company from Spain +1 entity from India).
Eligible Spanish Applicants
- Applicants from the industry are companies or Economic Interest Groupings (EIG) or consortia made up of at least two independent companies.
- Eligible companies shall be operating and registered in Spain and holding a valid Spanish company tax code (CIF).
- No minimum Spanish capital percentage ownership is required.
- Spanish subsidiaries of companies headquartered outside of Spain may also be eligible for support.
- As per CDTI’s internal regulations, the Spanish consortia should be led by a Spanish Company.
- Collaboration with other entities such as research centres, technological centres, universities, hospitals and other R&D-performing organisations is permitted under CDTI’s regulations, as subcontractors of the Spanish companies present in the consortia.
Eligible Indian Applicants
The Indian side of the consortium can either be led by a company or a research institution.
- For company:
- Should be an Indian Company registered under the Companies Act 2013 and in which 51% (or more) of the ownership is held by Indian citizens.
- Company should have in-house R&D unit recognized by DSIR or should have applied for the same. First release will be made after obtaining DSIR recognition.
- For academic / research partner:
- Public and/or Private Universities and Research Institutions having a well established research support system, for basic or applied research.
- Registration/recognition/accreditation/certification from a government body will be mandatory.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted via postal mail at the address given on the website.
Eligible Countries: India and Spain
For more information, please visit DBT-CDTI.