JOINT MNRE-CDTI CALL FOR PROPOSALS UNDER THE INDO-SPANISH PROGRAMME FOR TECHNOLOGICAL CO-OPERATION IN THE FIELD OF RENEWABLE ENERGY.
Joint Programme for Co-operation signed by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy of India - MNRE - and the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology - CDTI -, Spain on November 23rd, 2011. The objective of the joint Indo-Spanish programme is to promote and fund market - driven research and technology development as well as to encourage partnerships and business-Ied R&D&I collaborative projects in the field of renewable energy. The Parties agreed to launch joint Calls for Proposals.
The joint call for proposals aims to launch ambitious joint projects of a high international standard between Indian and Spanish organisations. Potential projects will be funded by MNRE in India and CDTI in Spain.
This second Call for proposals is a call open to collaborative R&D projects in the various areas of renewable energy with emphasis on solar (photovoltaics and solar thermal) and energy storage systems (electric as well as thermal for various operating temperature ranges). It would also include solar thermal-biomass technology for poly- generation, hybridization with other RE technologies, wind energy, alternate fuels (viz. Bio-fuels and hydrogen), and smart grids based on RE technologies.
TYPE OF PROPOSALS
Industry-driven and market-oriented R&D projects. Joint technological co-operation projects between researchers and companies in India and companies in Spain consisting in the development or substantial improvement of new products, processes or services.
Duration of projects from 1 year up to 3 years.
- Launch of Call for Proposals: 15th May 2013
- Deadline for Submission of completed applications: 30th September 2013
- Funding Decisions: before 31st January 2014
WHO CAN APPLY?
Minimum eligibility criteria, at least one qualified partner from India and one qualified partner from Spain (1+1).
From the Spanish side the project must necessarily be led by a company. Collaboration with other Spanish R&D entities (research institutes, academic institutions, technology centres) is permitted as subcontractors.
The Indian side of the consortium can either be led by a company or a research institution.