From AI, EV, Quantum To AI-based Startups, India and Germany Partner for Everything in Tech

Indian Prime Minister, Mr, Narendra Modi is on a tour of Germany accompanying Indian official delegation that include Dr Jitendra Singh, Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, and Mr. Anurag Jain, Secretary of Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT).

As a result of this tour, India and Germany have agreed to work together with focus on Artificial Intelligence (AI) -based Startups as well as Artificial Intelligence research and its application in Sustainability and Healthcare.

Dr Jitendra Singh and German Minister for Education & Research, Bettina Stark-Watzinger, have agreed that there is a lot of scope to work together in Artificial Intelligence for which experts on two sides have already met. An Indo-German call for proposals for this would be raised soon inviting proposals from researchers and industry.

Dr. Singh said that both the countries are now working in frontier areas of science & technology, including Electric Mobility, Cyber Physical System, Quantum Technologies, Future Manufacturing, Green Hydrogen Fuel, Deep Ocean research and proposed to develop joint cooperation in these areas. Two countries have already started mapping each other’s strength in areas like application of Artificial Intelligence in Sustainability and Healthcare.

Besides, an MOU between Department of Science & Technology (DST), Govt. of India and German Research Foundation (DFG) has recently been concluded to support the International Research Training Groups (IRTG) program would further boost the cooperation towards capacity building targeting the training of Indian and German students for pursuing the PhD program. The maiden call for inviting proposals under this program from Indian and German research groups is already on.

In addition to these, several initiatives for human capacity developments in science and engineering have recently been worked out, which includes Women Involvement in Science and Engineering Research (WISER) to facilitate lateral entry of women researchers into ongoing S&T projects and Paired Early Career Fellowships creating an inclusive ecosystem for the Indo-German S&T cooperation with exchange of young researchers on both sides. Industrial Fellowships aimed at industrial exposure of young Indian researchers in a German industrial ecosystem.


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