An exciting opportunity to submit proposals for joint R&D projects between the Government of India and the EUREKA member countries Austria, Belgium (Flanders Region), Finland, France, the Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland.

Globalstars Call for Proposals

India and Switzerland, together with the Netherlands, Austria, Belgium (Flanders Region), Finland, France and Sweden have announced the Globalstars call inviting proposals for joint R&D projects within the scope: “Key Enabling Technologies for Healthcare, Agriculture and Water”. Applicants are invited to submit proposals for collaborative industry-led R&D projects addressing a societal challenge or need, leading to innovative, affordable and marketable solutions in this focus area. Deadline for submission of the proposals is November 30, 2020.

Special focus

This call invites projects within the scope: Key Enabling Technologies for Healthcare, Agriculture and Water”. These should be collaborative research and innovation projects which apply key enabling technologies (like chemical technologies, digital technologies, engineering technologies, advanced materials, biotechnologies, micro- and nanotechnologies) to tackle challenges in healthcare, agriculture or water, resulting in innovative, affordable, accessible and marketable solutions.


Opening of the call: February 24, 2020

Call deadline: November 30, 2020 

Funding decision: April 2021

Project commencement: Before 31 May 2021


In Switzerland, a total of CHF 1’000’000 is available for grants for this Globalstars call. Funding parity on both Swiss and Indian sides. Click here for updated India application and details (as of September 2020).

Meet us for joint research with India!

The Indian national authority, the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) of the Ministry of Science & Technology and the Swiss national authority, Innosuisse will provide access to public funding for joint projects, in accordance with national funding rules. Read more.

The research team should include at least 1 Indian organisation, 1 Swiss company and 1 Swiss research organisation. The Swiss company and university sharing the project costs 50:50 can apply for funding. Academic partners are funded 100%. Companies self-fund their participation and pay 10% of the funding contribution to the Swiss research organisation. In return, they are entitled to non-exclusively exploit the project results in their business domain. A self-funded participation of Swiss companies without participation of a funded research organisation is possible.

Please note that organisations from Austria, Belgium (Flanders Region), Finland, France, Sweden and Switzerland may also participate as partners. They can be funded by their national funding body and according to their own national regulations. Organisations from other countries can participate, provided these partners have to secure their own funding within the deadlines for this call.


For more information about the Globalstars call for proposals, please contact:

Dr. Mohd. Aslam from our Indian partner Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, on

Dr. Manish Rana from our Indian partner Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, on

Colette John-Grant from our Swiss partner Innosuisse on






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