The partnership between India and Sweden will look to take forward joint S&T efforts particularly in smart cities, artificial intelligence, quantum computer, transportation, and many more futuristic technologies
Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) on Monday signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT), Stockholm, Sweden.
The MoC was signed to strengthen cooperation and promote research networking between research institutions from both countries. It aims to promote mobility funding opportunities in both countries. It will facilitate academic cooperation through mobility activities as well as through seminars, workshops and conferences.
The partnership between India and Sweden will look to take forward joint S&T efforts particularly in smart cities, artificial intelligence, quantum computer, transportation, and many more futuristic technologies. “This MoC will enable a smooth exchange of activities between our young scientists and Swedish researchers,” said S. Chandrasekhar, Secretary, DST.
Both institutions will facilitate and fund researcher mobility through their regular funding programmes.
The two organisations will announce a call that will focus on funding new mobility projects that will be used to exchange several individuals, including workshops between participating research groups. Researchers and scholars at institutions of higher education in Sweden and research institutions in India are eligible to apply for funding under this call, in which applications will be jointly funded.
“I am confident this joint initiative will inspire new research connections between researchers in Sweden and India. A STINT partnership with SERB is a natural step for scaling up academic cooperation between universities in Sweden and India, especially following the call offered by STINT last year for initiating new collaborative projects between universities in the two countries,” said Dr. Andreas Göthenberg, Executive Director, STINT.