Research Collaboration Services

India has become a key contributor in global research & development and prides itself in having one of the largest technical manpower in the world, whereas Europe has a long tradition of excellence in research and innovation.

For a technology to reach impact, someone needs to think about scale-up, and someone needs to think about how to bring the idea into the marketplace.

EIRC will bring forward avenues that can accelerate transition of ideas to innovations and impact. We conduct research on venture formation, scale up, and understanding the marketplace as well as social needs.

EIRC is well connected to public and private research organisations in India. EIRC organises and participates in interactive meetings with Indian Industry, policy makers and researchers in the area of business and research partnerships in order to have a greater understanding, dialogue and cooperation between all stakeholders.

We provide assistance in finding potential partners for business and research between both the regions.

We also offer commercialization support for innovation projects in all stages of the development from a research result or idea to marketable product or service.

Register in Innovation Initiative Platform (IIP)

 Register in Innovation Initiative Platform (IIP)

If you are a researcher, SME or a start-up and want to showcase your idea or technology, Share your profile with us and we will help you find right partners, guide you to different funding options, and support you through to commercialization.

Access International Research Programmes

Euro India Research Centre part of EIRC Consulting is completely involved in enhancing research collaborations in science and technology sectors by promoting and showcasing funding opportunities available in Indian government programmes, international bilateral funding programmes, as well as European Commission’s funding programmes. EIRC has an extensive network of contacts and linkages with international science and technology agencies and funding bodies.  We network to identify opportunities for scientists and researchers in India to collaborate with some of the finest research teams in Europe and win funding for research projects. Here is a list of the programmes EIRC can currently help you access and participate in:

Horizon 2020 – the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020)

Horizon 2020, FP7’s successor, is the biggest financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe’s global competitiveness. Running from 2014 to 2020 with a targeted €70 billion budget, the EU’s new programme for research and innovation is part of the drive to create new growth and jobs in Europe. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market. Further information is available at Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is open to everyone, with a simple structure that reduces red tape and time so participants can focus on what is really important. This approach makes sure new projects get off the ground quickly – and achieve results faster.

H2020 is open to Indian participation. Indian entities, both research and industry, can partake and partner in projects. However, Indian participants will not be funded by the EC under H2020. They will have to seek funds from the Indian counterpart, that is relevant Indian ministries or bring in their own fund. There would however be some exceptional calls which could be specifically focused on India, and may have the option of funding for Indian entities. But this would be only for special, country focused calls.

The Participant Portal is the entry point for electronic administration of EU-funded research and innovation projects, and hosts the services for managing your proposals and projects throughout their lifecycle.

More information

COST – European cooperation in science and technology

This inter-governmental initiative is focused on the promotion and facilitation of networking.  It does not fund any research. There is a limited budget to cover travel to networking meetings and conferences. For more information, go to COST


EUREKA is a close-to-market R&D programme involving 37 European countries. Its principal objective is to strengthen the productivity and worldwide competitiveness of companies in Europe. For more information, go to Eureka

Bilateral Funding

Research cooperation between the EU and India started in the mid-1980s and the first EU-India Science and Technology (S&T) Agreement was signed in 2001 and extended in 2009. Science and Technology (S&T) was one such key area of bi-lateral cooperation.

India and the European Union (EU) are committed to an equal and dynamic dialogue on all areas of mutual interest and concern as major actors in their own regions, and as emerging global players on the world stage.

India is identifying mechanisms to support the co-funding of joint or coordinated calls for proposals with the European Union (EU).

This apart, bilateral cooperation exist between India and most of the EU member states:  Austria, Bulgaria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, France, Finland, Greece, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Switzerland Sweden, Slovenia, and UK/ England.

For more info on bilateral calls, refer to services section or contact us