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At the 8th Governing body meeting of the India-Israel Industrial R&D and Technological Innovation Fund(I4F), India and Israel approved three joint R&D projects and deliberated on widening the scope of the I4F programme.
What are three joint projects approved under the I4F Programme
The three projects are:
‘Centrally Monitored IoT Nanosensors for Molecular Diagnostics in Healthcare and Screening Applications’
‘NoMoreMos- a mosquito control biological solution’ and
‘IoT enabled satellite communication for real-time collection of agriculture and environment data across India’
What is India-Israel Industrial R&D and Technological Innovation Fund(I4F)?
I4F is a cooperation between the Department of Science and Technology (DST), the Government of India, and the Israel Innovation Authority, the Government of Israel.
Aim: To promote, facilitate and support joint industrial R&D projects between companies from India and Israel, which would address the challenges in the agreed ‘Focus Sectors’ and lead to successful commercialization and benefit for both countries.
Focus Sectors: The programme is open to applied R&D projects in all areas. But it will prioritize the areas of Agriculture, Energy, Healthcare, Information & Communication Technologies (ICT) and Water.
Implementing Agency: Global Innovation & Technology Alliance (GITA) is appointed to implement the I4F program in India, while Israel Innovation Authority is the implementing agency in Israel.
Source: This post is based on the article ‘Experts from India and Israel suggested expanding scope of India-Israel Industrial R&D & Technological Innovation Fund(I4F)’ published in PIB on 20th January 2022.