EUINEC FP7 Training – Focus on ICT and Energy - Dayananda Sagar Institutions - 2 February 2010

The main aim of this training Programme was to create awareness about Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). EIRC was responsible in brining about 75 delegates from both industry and academia to participate in the training event. The EUINEC training programme consisted of morning session and afternoon session. The morning session began with the inaugural function and then moved to the general session wherein experts from Europe and India explained on the FP7 Programme (eligibility criteria, funding schemes etc); Participation rules (opportunities); Project proposal development (tips on FP7 proposal development, basic rules etc); Partner Search (how to get involved, Indian experience in European FP7 projects in both ICT and Energy areas etc). The afternoon session focused on the IPR issues (how to protect intellectual property rights), financial issues in FP7, FP7 project management (financial reporting, technical reporting). In the afternoon session experts also mentioned about the currently open ICT and energy call for proposals and deadlines. The training programme gave participants hands on approach on the procedures of research proposal development, from call identification to proposal submission, including financial issues and how to cooperate for European funding. The training programme was concluded by the conducting FP7 quiz and collecting feedback forms from all the delegates in order to assess the success of the event.

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GVK Biosciences partners ResearchPoint Global

GVK Biosciences, the Hyderabad-based contract research firm, has announced that it has partnered with ResearchPoint Global, the US-based clinical organisation. Manni Kantipudi, President, GVK Biosciences, said, “This partnership enables GVK Bio to participate in global trials while focusing on local investigators, recruitment and leveraging lower local costs.”

Together, the two companies which are full service contract research organisations (CROs) will offer access to medical writing, clinical data management and biostatistics, as well as quicker patient recruitment. The partnership gives RPG an entry into the Indian market which offers the advantages of well-established regulations and qualified medical personnel.

Matt Walker, Executive Vice-President (Marketing and Business Development), RPG, said, “RPG is strategically expanding our global footprint with qualified, like-minded CROs who have extensive drug development experience across a broad range of therapeutic area.”

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EU and India launch biotechnology and health NPP

The New INDIGO Networking Pilot Programme has launched a Call for Proposals for networking projects in the area of Biotechnology and Health!

Funding is available for mobility and workshops in three topics:

  • Biomarkers and diagnostics
  • Bioinformatics for health
  • Structural biology for health

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Bangalore Bio 2010 – TBA, Bangalore- 2 Jun to 4 Jun 2010

Bangalore Bio 2010 will bring together the top leaders of the biotech world on a common platform. It will give an excellent opportunity to discuss on the latest issues. It will provide a superb platform to display latest technologies, products, research as well as services. It is a suitable place for outsourcing, collaborations and to create business relations. The targeted visitors at Bangalore Bio 2010 are those related to: Industry and Corporate, Trade Commissions, International, Business Representatives, Scientific Fraternity, Regulators and Policy Makers, Academia and Students.

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India & South Asia Com 2010 – Mumbai, 11 May to 12 May 2010

India & South Asia Com 2010 is one of the leading events dedicated for the telecommunications industry in South Asia. The event with new dual focus on mobile & broadband will provide a networking platform for the communications service provider and vendor communities. The 12th annual India & South AsiaCom 2010 will gather more than 500 decision makers from India and South Asia. Featuring a multi-streamed strategic congress and a 30 stand networking exhibition, the event will attract high-caliber audience from amongst the mobile, fixed and satellite operator, vendor and wider telecoms value chain. It will be a fine opportunity for the attendees to network with their peers, gain knowledge of the latest technologies and do business with leading companies in a comfortable environment.

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Convergence India - Pragati Maidan, New Delhi - 23 March to 25 March 2010

CONVERGENCE INDIA 2010 is the India’s largest and most influential Information and Communication Technology (ICT) event in the region. It is an ideal platform which brings various industry professionals together under one roof. Creators and implementers of new technologies can form profitable partnerships and alliances through this place. This 18th edition of Convergence India is the only forum in India to showcase the convergence of telecommunications, voice and data networks, fixed and mobile networks, internet, computing, delivery of content, satellite communications, television and entertainment applications, etc. This three-day event provides an international platform for doing business and brings the ICT fraternity together. It plays a vital role in bringing the world’s leading companies to India which is the base for business negotiations for the ICT industry.

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World Renewable Energy Technology Congress & Expo 2010 – Le Meridian, New Delhi- 18 March – 20 March 2010

World Renewable Energy Technology Congress & Expo 2010 is the leading and most significant event dedicated to all major scientific and technical aspects of renewable energy and its environmental concerns, in India. The congress, with the theme “Global Technology Cooperation for Renewable Energy,” will forward a worldwide forum gathering industry corporate leaders, technology providers, R&D leaders, senior govt. executives and concerned investors and institutions together with reputed experts from India and overseas to share their experience regarding energy security and sustainable environment and eco-friendly development. WRETC 2010 Exhibition will showcase latest green technologies, products and services from about 70 international renewable energy companies and 50 national renewable energy sector companies. World Renewable Energy Technology Congress & Expo 2010 will provide the attendees with a great opportunity to exchange thoughts, network, and make business contacts and partnership in one of the rapidly rising and most potential renewable energy market in the world.

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1st International Conference on Transforming Healthcare with IT – Mumbai, 8 March to 10 March 2010

This innovative first of its kind conference will have series of comprehensive discussions and panels to review the adoption of Healthcare Information Technology and industry best practices for enhanced operational efficiencies and patient care. The Apollo Hospitals Group along with its consortium partners CISCO, IBM and TCS is the organizer of the Conference. The conference will be held from at the Intercontinental Eros, New Delhi. Talking about the Conference ‘Transforming Healthcare with IT- 2010’, Ms. Sangita Reddy, Executive Director Apollo Hospital Group & Advisor, Organizing Committee said, “Across the globe, healthcare providers and policy makers are grappling with a deep and diverse set of challenges to provide world- class healthcare delivery. Healthcare delivery is a complex business and requires extremely close engagement amongst all stakeholders within the ecosystem. This conference will address the healthcare jigsaw and re-examine how technology can be applied in innovative ways to facilitate communication in a highly collaborative and mobile environment like healthcare”. “Transforming Healthcare with IT- 2010”will bring together Policy Makers, Healthcare Providers and Technologists from across the globe, combining the synergies of Healthcare IT and Mobile technology to bring about a more ‘Connected Healthcare Ecosystem’.

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HITEX Pharma Show 2010 – Hitex Exhibition Centre, Hyderabad, 5 March to 7 March 2010

HITEX Pharma Show 2010 is the premier pharmaceutical expo - being organized by Hyderabad International Trade Expositions Ltd - in India. HITEX Pharma Expo intends to afford a common platform for drug & chemical equipment manufactures, biotechnology servicing companies, and pharma machinery & tool manufactures. The show will feature all the innovative and most recent technologies influencing the global manufacturing. India International Pharma Show, assembling the best of global and local technology and manufacturing, will provide Indian manufacturers with the opportunity to communicate with local customers and global buyers, and enabling international players to access to the south Indian market. HITEX Pharma Show gathers the entire pharma and biotech industry to launch, showcase, market & promote products and services to their target visitors.

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Workshop on Sustainable Transport Solutions for India – Opportunities for European Clean Technologies - 26th & 27th November 2009, Bangalore

The sector transport is one of the most relevant fields for a rapidly growing economy and at the same time is a sector in which EU businesses and researchers have a strong potential. We invite you to the above mentioned workshop in which European transport and logistics solutions will be presented. With rapidly increasing urbanization and tremendous increase in vehicular population, an integrated sustainable transport policy is a much needed requirement in India. With its high growth economy, the country is urgently in need of clean technologies, especially in the transport sector, that can help effectively meet the climate change challenges it faces. The establishment of a European Business and Technology Centre responds to the need in India and at the same time offers an opportunity for European businesses and researchers.

Please register at the earliest. Participation is free.

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EU-INDIA S&T Cooperation Days - 4-6 November 2009, New Delhi

The EU-India S&T Cooperation Days is a 3-day Event to promote and as well as enhance EU-India Scientific Cooperation. The EU-India Scientific Cooperation offers great opportunity to get involved in European projects, to discover the funding opportunities, learn the rules of participation and to contribute to the definition of future research topics of mutual interest for the EU and India. The event focuses on the following themes Food, Agriculture, Fisheries and Biotechnology & Health.

The EU-India S&T Cooperation Days offer:

Informing - highlighting the opportunities for cooperation available for European and Indian researchers - (FP7 Info Day).

Networking - providing an opportunity for stakeholders from the EU and India to initiate cooperation in diverse fields of research, and to identify areas of common interest for future collaboration (Networking and Partnering Events)

Research policy analysis and development - via interactive roundtable discussions to compare respective EU and India research agendas, potentials and needs and to identify possible main lines of mutual interest in view of further collaboration (Round Tables).

Training - encouraging and facilitating participation in EU research, including practical sessions on 7th Framework Programme

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