Funding for Indo-Finnish collaboration in ICT solutions for health and well-being – Preannouncement

Funding will be available for innovative R&D projects of companies and research organisations

Tekes and the Indian Department of Biotechnology (DBT) continue their collaboration in supporting Indo-Finnish R&D and innovation collaboration.

The aim is to launch ambitious joint projects of high international standard between Finnish and Indian organisations. Potential projects will be funded by Tekes in Finland, and by DBT in partnership with Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) in India.

The joint projects must meet the requirements of the funding organisations. In the Finnish part of the project, the general funding terms of Tekes will be applied, and in the Indian part of the project, the general funding terms of DBT/BIRAC will be applied.

The call for proposals will be launched in August 2013

Details of the call will be available at the websites of the funding organisations.

The proposals shall be submitted to the appropriate funding organisation using their normal procedures latest on 29 November 2013. The guidelines for applicants will be available in the call announcement.

The applicants will be notified about the funding decisions in April 2014.

Themes of the call

The themes of the call are under consideration. Main focus is planned to be on application of computational biology/bioinformatics/ICT in health and well-being solutions like affordable and user-friendly health care technology, diagnostics, medical technology, telemedicine, and m-health.

Indo-Finnish Healthcare Technology Workshop, 10-12 September 2013, Helsinki, Finland

To facilitate partnering and development of joint projects, Tekes will organise a workshop in collaboration with DBT.  The workshop will offer an opportunity to learn about Indian and Finnish expertise in the area, to meet potential collaborators, to identify and further develop project ideas.

More information on the workshop will be available in near future.

Start planning joint projects NOW!

We encourage companies and research groups to start preparing joint projects immediately. We warmly welcome representatives of Indian and Finnish organisations to attend the workshop.

How to find partners?

Information about Indian diagnostics sector: Diagnostics Opportunities in India – Guide for Finnish Companies.

Biotechnology Landscape in India

Further information
Ojansuu Harri
Technology Adviser
+358 (0)40 837 4322

Auli Pere
Programme Manager
Mobile: +358 (0)50 5577 799

Shailja Gupta
International Cooperation
Department of Biotechnology
Ministry of Science and Technology
Ph: +91-11-24363748
Email: shailja(at)

DBT is one of the leading government funding agencies for biotechnology in India, providing extra mural funds to all organisations/universities/institutions/industry across the country for research, development and innovation in biotechnology.

Tekes is the main public funding organisation for research and development and innovation in Finland.

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