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UK govt launches 3-million pound innovation challenge fund in India

New Delhi, August 17

The UK authorities has launched a 3-million pound innovation problem fund in India to assist scientists in academia and {industry} to deal with probably the most acute world challenges similar to COVID-19 and the menace to the atmosphere.

In an announcement, the British Excessive Fee stated the initiative constructed on the Indian and British Prime Ministers’ dedication to carry collectively one of the best minds from each international locations below the UK-India Tech Partnership to ship high-skilled jobs and financial development in addition to to collaborate on a few of the world’s greatest challenges.

“The UK authorities has launched a 3-million pound innovation problem fund in India to assist scientists in academia and {industry} to deal with probably the most acute world challenges like COVID-19 and the menace to the atmosphere,” it stated.

The fund invitations tech innovators with connections to the AI-Information cluster in Karnataka and the Future Mobility cluster in Maharashtra to submit analysis and improvement proposals for tackling COVID-19 or which promote a greener planet.

At the very least 12 grants as much as 2,50,000 kilos are anticipated to be awarded.

“Candidates are required to submit bids as an academia-industry consortium, ideally with a world member. The deadline for submitting two-page idea notes is August 31 and additional particulars can be found on the web site,” the assertion stated.

“The UK and India have a powerful historical past of analysis and innovation. Each COVID-19 and local weather change reveal that probably the most pressing challenges are world. By no means has there been a larger want for academia, enterprise and authorities to speed up innovation, and for nations to collaborate to avoid wasting lives and construct a greater future,” stated Excessive Commissioner to India Sir Philip Barton.

Karen McLuskie, head, UK-India Tech Partnership, British Excessive Fee, stated this fund aimed to get behind the innovation heroes, whether or not they had been working to battle the virus or the even larger looming world menace: local weather change.

“We’re proud to work with India, as twin world leaders within the improvement and adoption of rising tech for the advantage of all,” McLuskie stated. PTI

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