12 November 2014

09:00 - 12:30 am



The Opening Conference will gather high-level speakers and provide participants with background information on EU-India collaboration - general and with specific focus on Energy - to set the scene for further fruitful discussion during the different sessions/workshops of the event. The Opening Conference is divided into two sessions: 

-  9:20 – 10:55: Latest developments in India-EU STI cooperation

This session will aim at introducing the overall context and latest developments of Europe-India research and innovation relations at the policy, programme and project level.

-  11:20 – 12:30: EU-Indian common challenges and potential cooperation priorities in the field of Energy

Within the framework of the EU-India Strategic Research & Innovation Agenda, this session will aim at introducing common challenges and potential future modalities of cooperation between Europe and India in the field of Energy.



9:00 - 9:20

Welcoming speech

Nagesh Iyer, Director, CSIR Structural Engineering Research Centre

Cesare Onestini, Minister and Deputy Head of the Delegation of the European Union to India

 9:20 - 10:55 

Latest developments in India-EU STI Cooperation 

Moderator: Purnima Rupal, Project Leader of INDIGO projects, CSIR

9:20 - 9:50

Update on the Indo-European Partnership on R&I

Arvind Kumar, Principal Scientific Officer, International Cooperation Division Department of Science and Technology, Indian Ministry of Science and Technology

Denis DamboisFirst Counsellor - Head of Science & Technology, Delegation of the European Union to India

9:50 – 10:05 

Presentation of H2020 and future opportunities for India-EU cooperation  

Vivek Dham, Advisor - Research & Innovation, Delegation of the European Union to India

10:05 – 10:20

INNO INDIGO and INDIGO POLICY: Looking back on a successful year of activities

Hans Westphal, INNO INDIGO Managing Coordinator, DLR

Florian Gruber, INDIGO POLICY Coordinator, ZSI

10:20 – 10:40


Poul V. Jensen, EBTC Director

EURAXESS Links India

Ainhitze Bizkarralegorra Bravo, EURAXESS Links India Country representative

10:40 – 10:55  Questions and open discussion 
10:55 – 11:20 Coffee break 


11:20 - 12:30 


 EU-Indian common challenges and potential cooperation priorities in the field of Energy 

Moderator: Dominique Aymer de la Chevalerie, Director, CNRS Office in India

11:20 – 11:40  

Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy Challenge in Horizon 2020 and opportunities for international cooperation

Piotr Swiatek, Horizon 2020 German National Contact Point for Energy, Research Center Jülich 

11:40 – 12:00

The Energy sector in India: what India has to offer for international cooperation in the field of energy research?

Girish Sethi, Director, Industrial Energy Efficiency Division, TERI

12:00 – 12:15

INDIGO POLICY: Results of analytical support to the GSO Thematic Group on Energy 

Florian Gruber, Kaisa Granqvist, INDIGO POLICY, ZSI

12:15 – 12:30  Questions and open discussion






closed since 9 Oct 2015
Registration 1 Jun – 9 Oct
Meeting Selection 15 Sep – 13 Oct
Event 15 Oct – 16 Oct
Language English
Costs Free of charge
Venue Roma Eventi - Fontana di Trevi Piazza della Pilotta, 4 - 00187 Roma - Italy
Bilateral Meetings
Participants 157
Meetings 105
Austria 5
Belgium 4
Czech Republic 1
Denmark 1
Estonia 1
Finland 9
France 5
Germany 8
Greece 1
India 62
Ireland 1
Italy 129
Netherlands 3
Norway 2
Others 2
Portugal 7
Spain 2
Sweden 1
United Kingdom 2
Total 246
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