The collaboration will foster Science & Technology led innovations through Indo-German R&D networking

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and Letter of Intent (LoI) have been signed to foster Science and Technology led innovations through Indo-German R&D networking.

Tata Steel and Indo-German Science and Technology Centre (IGSTC), a bilateral body, signed a MoU in Monday for partnership in the globally relevant technology & innovation areas of climate change, emerging technologies in new materials, joint research & innovation for emerging technologies and technology development for scaling-up, the Ministry of Science & Technology said on Thursday.

Tata Steel intends to leverage this collaboration opportunity with IGSTC to establish a joint collaborative Research & Innovation (R&I) framework to facilitate new technology development, conduct thought leadership workshops, and support human capital development, the ministry added.

IGSTC has been established by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt of India, and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

A Letter of Intent (LoI) was also signed by IGSTC with BASF Chemicals India Pvt Ltd for scientific cooperation partnerships to foster Science and Technology led innovations and research partnerships in PPP mode, the ministry said.

Recognizing the mutual benefits obtainable from scientific cooperation, BASF will jointly support the IGSTC’s Industrial Fellowships under the categories of Ph.D. Industrial Fellowships and Post-Doctoral Fellowships to encourage and enable the capacity building of young Indian researchers by facilitating exposure at BASF facilities in Germany.

The MoU signing ceremony was conducted in a physical setup in the presence of Dr. Steffen Norbert Koch, Minister and Head of Economic Department, German Embassy, Kamesh Gupta, Chief – Graphene Business, InnoVenture and Innovation, Technology & New Materials Business, Tata Steel, and other directors & eminent scientists of IGSTC.