The Sixth EU Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development served two main strategic objectives: Strengthening the scientific and technological bases of industry and encourage its international competitiveness while promoting research activities in support of other EU policies.

Indian participation in Framework Programme 6 projects saw more than 100 research institutions in more than 80 projects funded for the period 2002-2006.

The following thematic areas of FP6 observed active participation of Indian organizations comprising of researchers, institutions, universities, large companies and SMEs:

  • Information Society Technologies
  • Life Sciences, Genomics and Biotechnology for Health
  • Nanotechnology and Nanosciences, knowledge-based multifunctional materials and new production processes and devices
  • Sustainable Development, Global change and Ecosystems
  • Food Quality and Safety
  • Citizens and Governance in a Knowledge -Based Society
  • Policy Support & Anticipating Scientific & Technological Needs
  • Horizontal Research Activities Involving SMES
  • International Cooperation Activities
  • Research Infrastructure
  • Marie Curie Actions

List of Projects with Indian Organisations participating under FP6

Information Society Technologies | Life Sciences, Genomics and Biotechnology for Health | Nanotechnology and Nanosciences, knowledge-based multifunctional materials and new production processes and devices | Sustainable Development, Global change and Ecosystems | Food Quality and Safety | Citizens and Governance in a Knowledge - Based Society | Policy Support & Anticipating Scientific & Technological Needs | Horizontal Research Activities Involving SMES | International Cooperation Activities | Research Infrastructure

Thematic Area: Information Society Technologies

Sl No Project Acronym Project Title Indian Institute Participating Challenge area Project Abstract
1

ESANGATHAN

Collaborating working environment for ageing workforce Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd, India. Tech Mahindra Ltd IST-2005-2.5.11 e-Inclusion Abstract
2 EU-India Cooperation between EU and India on esafety Association of Intelligent Transport Systems India (AITS), India   Abstract
3 E2R II End to End Reconfigurability  (E2R) II Tata Consultancy Services IST-2002-2.3.1.4 Mobile and wireless systems beyond 3G Abstract
4 FLOSSWORLD Free Libre and Open Source Software-Worldwide Impact Study Centre for Development and
Advanced Computing.
IST-2004-2.3.6.2 To prepare for future international co-operation in IST Abstract
5 FASSBINDER Future action on software and services based on market analysis of market evolution, effects of international factors and return on European research investment. Indian Institute of Science IST-2005-2.5.5 Software and Services Abstract
6 IMPORTNET Intelligent modular open source Platform for intercultural and cross-domain SME Networks Flame-Tao Knoware Private Limited IST-2005-2.5.8 ICT for Networked Businesses Abstract
7 INCITE Indian networks co-operation in IST with Europe C-DAC-Pune
IISc
ITSMA
IIIT-B
IST-2004-2.3.6.2 To prepare for future international co-operation in IST Abstract
8 INDIA MENTOR
Mentoring Indian IT organisations in the participation in the ICT programme of FP7 ITSMA
IIIT-B
CDAC -Pune
RMG
IST-2005-2.6.4 Accompanying actions in support of participation in Community ICT research Abstract
9 LEKTOR Legal knowledge transfer accelerator for SME clusters and digital business ecosystems. ITSMA IST-2005-2.5.8 ICT for Networked Businesses Abstract
10 MAGNET My personal adaptive global net Tata sons Limited   Abstract
11 MONSOON Monitoring And Addressing Synergies And Opportunities Between Europeans And Indians     Abstract
12 OPAALS Open philosophies for associative autopoetic digital ecosystems. Indian Institute of technology Kanpur IST-2005-2.5.8 ICT for Networked Businesses Abstract
13 SELF Science, education and learning in freedom Tata Institute of Fundamental Research IST-2005-2.5.5 Software and Services
14 WINSOC Wireless sensor Networks with self organisations capabilities for critical and emergency applications Antrix Corporation Limited, India. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, India IST-2005-2.5.12 ICT for Environmental Risk Management
15 GAINS-ASIA Greenhouse Gas and Air pollution Interactions and Synergies The Energy and Resources Institute POLICIES-3.4 Forecasting and developing innovative policies for sustainability in the medium and long term
16 NitroEurope IP The Nitrogen cycle and its influence on the European Greenhouse gas balance The Energy and Resources Institute  
17 SUS.DIV Sustainable Development in a Diverse World Centre for Development Alternatives CITIZENS-2002-7.1.2 Cultural dialogue and the European society
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Thematic Area: Life Sciences, Genomics and Biotechnology for Health

Sl No Project Acronym Project Title Indian Institute Participating Challenge area Project Abstract
1 Malaria Age Exposure Age of exposure and immunity to malaria in infants International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology. LSH-2004-2.3.0-5 Neonatal immunity
2 InterAct An examination of the interaction of the lifestyle and genetic factors on incidence of type 2 diabetes Diabetes Research Centre
M.V Hospital for diabetes.
LSHM-CT-2006-037197
3 SCIZAP Community –and health facility –based intervention with zinc as adjuvant therapy for pneumonia to enhance child health and nutrition Society for Applied Studies –All India Institute of Medical Sciences.  
4 ASSIST Comprehensive approaches to understand streptococcal diseases and their sequelae to develop innovative strategies for diagnosis, therapy, prevention and control Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education Research
Christian Medical College. All India Institute of Medical Sciences
 
5 FASTEST-TB Development and Clinical E valuation of Fast Tests for Tuberculosis and diagnosis. Tuberculosis Research Centre. LSHP-CT-2005-037912
6 KALANET Efficacy, acceptability and cost-effectiveness long lasting insecticidal nets in the prevention of Kala-azar. Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical sciences INCO-2003-A1.3 Knowledge and technologies to improve control of neglected communicable diseases
7 INCOME Evaluation and Improvement of integrated livestock disease control measures through distribution of molecular diagnostic tools, evaluation of disease situation, training and capacity building in Asia.    
8 GENBENFIT Genomics and Benefit sharing with developing countries – From Biodiversity to Human Genomics. Research and Information system for Developing countries.  
9 NM4TB New medicines for TB AstraZeneca,    Bangalore LSH-2004-2.3.0-4 Development of new drugs for the treatment of tuberculosis
10 SAFE Special non-invasive advances in foetal and neonatal evaluation network All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India. LSH-2002-1.2.2-1 Non-invasive diagnostics and diagnostic procedures
11 SEDSU Strategies in the Evolution and Development of sign use    
12 SIGMAL Targeting malaria
transmission through interference with signalling in Plasmodium falciparum gametocy to genesis.
International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, India. LIFESCIHEALTH-2.3.0 Developing new promising candidate vaccines and therapies
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Thematic Area: Nanotechnology and Nanosciences, knowledge-based multifunctional materials and new production processes and devices (NMP)

Sl No Project Acronym Project Title Indian Institute Participating Challenge area Project Abstract
1 EuroIndiaNet Bridging the gap between Europe and India’s Nanotechnology knowledge bases towards an understanding of Innovative support structures, training programmes and policies. IIT-Mumbai. IISc –University of Pune, University of Delhi South Campus. INCO-2002-E Multilateral coordination of national RTD policies and activities
2 ShipDismantl Cost effective and environmentally sound dismantling of obsolete vessels. IIT-Mumbai SUSTDEV-2002-3.2.2.2.5 Strategies and processes for clean maintenance, dismantling and recycling of vehicles and vessels
3 FCTEDI Fuel Cell Testing and Dissemination Central Electrochemical Research Institute  
4 POLYTECT Polyfunctional Technical textiles against Natural Hazards IIT-Chennai  

Thematic Area: Sustainable Development, Global change and Ecosystems

Sl No Project Acronym Project Title Indian Institute Participating Challenge area Project Abstract
1 IMMIDIAB Genetic suspectability for type 2 diabetes and obesity among immigrants in Europe –prevention and treatment.     Abstract
2 ADAM Adaptation and Migration Strategies:
Supporting European climate policy
The Energy and Resources Institute SUSTDEV-2004-3.I.3.1 Adaptation and mitigation strategies Abstract
3 COMPETE Competence Platform on Energy Crop and Agro forestry Systems for Arid and Semi-arid Ecosystems -Africa Centre for Sustainable Technologies. The Energy and Resources Institute   Abstract
4 NEU-CO2-III Continuation of the International Network non-energy use and CO2 emissions (NEO-CO2),Phase III The Energy and Resources Institute SUSTDEV-2002-3.IV.1.a Research on mechanisms of desertification and soil quality Abstract
5 CASES Cost Assessment for Sustainable Energy Systems IIM-Ahmedabad    
6 ASSESS-HKH Development of an Assessment system to Evaluate the Ecological status of rivers in the Hindu-kush Himalayan Region Alternate Hydro Energy Centre INCO-A.2 Rational use of natural resources Abstract
7 PASARELAS Discovery Modelling Mediation Deliberation: Interface tools for Multi-stakeholder Knowledge partnership for the Sustainable Management for the Marine Resources and Coastal Zones. Society for Research & Initiatives for sustainable technologies & institutions INCO-2002-A2.2 Reconciling multiple demands on costal zones Abstract
8 EUCAARI European Integrated Projects on Aerosol Cloud Climate and Air Quality Interactions. The Energy and Resource Institute.   Abstract
9 GLOCHAMORE Global Change in Mountain Regions: An Integrated Assessment of Causes and Consequences. Jawaharlal Nehru University SUSTDEV-2002-3-SSA.1.1 Actions such as the European Network for Research in Global Change (ENRICH) Abstract
10 GRAND

GRAND GOOS Regional Alliances Network Development

 

Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services. SUSTDEV-2002-3-SSA.1.3 European contribution to international observation systems Abstract
11 MICRODIS Integrated Health, Social and Economic Impacts of Extreme Events: Evidence Methods and Tools  Jadavpur University. University of Delhi. National Institute of Disaster Management . Voluntary Health Association of India.   Abstract
12 KASSA Knowledge Assessment and Sharing on Sustainable Agriculture Centre for Advancement of Sustainable Agriculture.   Abstract
13 LUPIS Land Use Policies and Sustainable Development in Developing Countries. Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment  
14 QUANTIFY Quantifying the Climate Impact of Global and European Transport System. Central Institute of Road Transport SUSTDEV-2004-3.I.5.b Aviation and surface transport impacts
15 STRIVER Strategy and Methodology for improved IWRM – An Integrated interdisciplinary assessment in four Twinning River Basins in Europe and Asia. Institute for Social and Economic Change for Promoting Participative Ecosystem Management.  
16 T@W Sustainable Energy
Technology at work on the Market generated by the EU Emission Trade scheme and the linked CDM and JI markets.
The Energy and Resource Institute.  
17 TOCSIN Technology- oriented Cooperation and Strategies in India and China: Reinforcing the EU dialogue with Developing Countries on Climate Changes Mitigation.  Indian Institute of Management –Ahmedabad.  
18 BRAHMATWINN Twinning European and South Asian river basins to enhance capacity and implement adaptive integrated water resources management approaches. Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. SUSTDEV-3 Global change and ecosystems
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Thematic Area: Food Quality and Safety

Sl No Project Acronym Project Title Indian Institute Participating Challenge area Project Abstract
1 AQUAGRIS Environmental Management Reform for Sustainable Farming,Fisheries and Aquaculture DST
National Institute of Oceanography
Pancham aquaculture Farms Ltd.
Suganthi Devadason
Marine Research Institute
FP6-2005-FOOD-4-B
2 FOSRIN Food security through ricebean research in India and Nepal Himachal Pradesh
Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya
Gramin Vikas Trust
Assam Agricultural University
INCO-2003-A3.2 Bio-diverse, bio-safe and value added crops
3 ICTTD Integrated Consortium on Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases Indian Veterinary Institute INCO-2002-A3.1 Health of livestock populations
4 MYCOGLOBE Integration of Mycotoxin and Toxigenic Fungi Research for Food Sfety and Global System International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics  
5 AQUAMAX Sustainable Aquafeeds to Maximise the Health Benefits of Farmed Fish for Consumers Indian Council of Agricultural Research FOOD-2004-T5.4.7.1 Impact of aquaculture feeds of different origins on human food quality, safety and health
6 TECHNEAU Technology enabled universal access to safe water Indian Institute of Delhi SUSTDEV-2004-3.II.3.2.3 Technologies and systems for drinking water production and distribution
7 Euro Prevall The Prevalance, Cost and Basis of Food Allergy across Europe. Asthama Allergy Associates (AAA) India FOOD-2003-T2.2 Epidemiology of food allergy

Thematic Area: Citizens and Governance in a Knowledge -Based Society

Sl No Project Acronym Project Title Indian Institute Participating Challenge area Project Abstract
1 RICAFE2 Regional Comparitive Advantage and Knowledge Based Entrepreneurship India School of Business CITIZENS-2004-1.2.1 Emerging dynamic growth regions and their role in a global economy
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Thematic Area: Policy Support & Anticipating Scientific & Technological Needs

Sl No Project Acronym Project Title Indian Institute Participating Challenge area Project Abstract
1 ANTINOMOS A Knowledge Network for solving real –life water problems in developing countries; Bridging contrasts Centre for Science and Environment
IIM-Ahmedabad
Reforms Support & Project Management Unit, Department of Water Supply and Sanitation , State Government Maharastra
SUSTDEV-3 Global change and ecosystems
2 HENVINET Health & Environment Network Integral University  
3 HEPVIC Health & Policy Making in Vietnam, India and China:key determinants and their inter-relationships. Indian Institute of Management- Ahmedabad. INCO-2003-A1.2 Healthcare systems and management

Thematic Area: Horizontal Research Activities Involving SMES

Sl No Project Acronym Project Title Indian Institute Participating Challenge area Project Abstract
1 MEDIATRANS New Technologies for the media field Opportunities for small and medium sized Companies.
Stimulating Transnational RTD cooperation between SME’s and research actors in Europe and India in the media sector by identifying FET needs in SMEs
M.S. Ramaiah School of Advanced Studies.  

Cross Cutting Activity: International Cooperation Activities

Sl No Project Acronym Project Title Indian Institute Participating Challenge area Project Abstract
1 AOUDA Action to observe and undersatand different approaches in Euro Indian research programmes Indian Institute of Science
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
 
2 TBTIMPACTS Assessing  Impacts of TBT on Multiple Coastal Uses The Energy and Research Institute
Western Regional Centre
National Institute of Oceanography Marine corrosion and materials research division
National Institute of Ocean Technology
National Ship Design and Reseaech Centre
INCO-2002-A2.2 Reconciling multiple demands on costal zones
3 BIOSAFOR Biosaline Agroforestry: remediation of saline wastelands through production of renewable energy, biomaterials and fodder Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, India  
4 DIM-SUM Innovative Decision Making for Sustainable water Management in Developing Countries Pune Institute of Engineering and Technology, India
Afarm – Upper Bhima water Partnership,India
Development through Resource Organisation and Planning , India
INCO-2002-C.1.3 Renewable energy and hybrid systems
5 MAI-TAI Managing water scarcity:Intelligent Tools and Cooperative strategies Development through Resource Organisation and Planning
Centre for Science and Environment
Indian Institute of Management- Ahmedabad
INCO Specific measures in support of international co-operation
6 BAMLINK Molecular, Environmental and Nutritional Evaluation of Bambara Groundnut(Vigna subterranean L.Verdec) for food production in Semiarid Africa & India National Research Centre for Groundnut
University of Agricultural Sciences
Central Arid Research Institute
Regional Research Station,Bikaner
INCO-2003-A3.2 Bio-diverse, bio-safe and value added crops
7 SIMBA Strengthening road transport research cooperation between Europe and emerging International markets. Society of Indian Automobiles Manufacturers SUSTDEV-2005-3.4.1.4.3 Research domains

Structuring ERA: Research Infrastructure

Sl No Project Acronym Project Title Indian Institute Participating Challenge area Project Abstract
1 BELIEF Bringing Europe’s Electronic Infrastructures to expanding frontiers- BELIEF ERNET INFRASTR-6 Accompanying Measures for promoting a more co-ordinated approach to research infrastructures in Europe
2 EuIndiaGrid Joining European and Indian Grids for e-science network community Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
National Centre for Biological Sciences
Indian Education and Research Network (ERNET)
University of Pune
Saha Instituts of Nuclear Physics
CDAC
Bhabha Atomic research Centre.
 
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