IGSTC 2+2 Call 2023

Indo-German Science & Technology Centre (IGSTC), established by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Government of Germany to promote research partnership of industrial relevance invites First Stage Proposals for joint R&D&I projects of industrial relevance in 2+2 Mode of Partnership in the thematic areas of Waste to Wealth and Sustainable Packaging with subtopics

  • Electronic, industrial, domestic and construction waste recycling
  • Secondary raw materials from waste
  • Urban mining/ Landfill mining
  • Eco-friendly/green packaging materials, Design for recycle, Circular economy around the packaging for extending its lifecycle and usability.

Deadline for submitting First Stage Proposals: 17 August 2023

  • 2+2 Mode of Partnership
  • IGSTC intends to catalyse innovation centric R&D&I projects by synergising the strength of research/academic institution and public/private industry from India and Germany. This Call for proposals is aimed at supporting joint R&D&I projects of industrial relevance by means of “2+2 Mode of Partnership” i.e. involvement of at least one research/academic institute and one public/private industry from both the countries. Project proposals are expected to provide insights and exploitable research results leading to new technologies, products, processes, patents and/or services.

  • Evaluation
  • IGSTC will execute a two-step evaluation process. Initially applicants have to submit First Stage Proposals followed by an evaluation by the Joint Scientific Committee.

    In the second step, shortlisted consortia will be invited to submit a more detailed Second Stage Proposal.

    Each evaluation stepis expected to take two to three months time.

  • Funding Support
  • Funding will be provided in the form of grants amounting up to ₹ 350 Lakhs per project for Indian partners (including up to INR 150 Lakhs for industry) and up to € 450.000 per project for German partners, for a period of up to three years, to cover project related costs including research staff. An additional funding period of up to two years may be granted in exceptional cases.

  • Who can Apply
  • Applicants from public and private non-profit research organisations, public and private institutions of higher education, universities and public or private companies having R&D bases are eligible to submit an application. Principal investigators should be holding a regular/permanent position. Applications of SME´s are encouraged.

    An Indian company is defined as one which is registered in India with 51% or more ownership held by the citizens of India.

    German industry partner needs to have a branch office or a commercial unit in Germany.

    Also please note:

    • Proprietary firm will not be considered as an eligible Indian industry partner.
    • It is preferred to have DSIR recognized Indian industry partner in the consortium. In the absence of DSIR recognition certificate, IGSTC shall perform check for technical competency and financial stability of the Indian industry partner following IGSTC’s own norms.
    • Those who are already having an ongoing 2+2 project with IGSTC (on the Call deadline) are not eligible to apply.
  • How to Apply
  • To apply, kindly visit the following:

    Basic Guidelines

    Download First Stage Proposal format

    Apply online

    Latest by 17 August 2023

  • Contacts
  • It is recommended that applicants contact IGSTC Secretariat in India or Project Office in Germany for clarification, if any prior to submitting the application.The contact details are:

    Contact - India

    Dr Rupak Bhattacharya
    Indo-German Science & Technology Centre
    Ground Floor, Block -II (AI Block)
    Technology Bhavan, New Mehrauli Road,
    New Delhi – 110016, India
    Phone: +91-011-26543500
    E-mail: rupak.bhattacharya@igstc.org

    Contact – Germany

    Mr Hans Westphal
    German Aerospace Center (DLR)
    Project Management Agency
    Heinrich-Konen-Str. 1, 53227 Bonn
    Phone: +49-228 3821 1473
    E-mail: Hans.Westphal@dlr.de