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EU tour to Pune – A glimpse of R&D base in India

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Pune, also known as the Oxford of the East, is the educational and research hub of Western India. The European Union (EU) Delegation to India organised a regional tour to Pune from 16-18 February 2015. We (new SINner Karanpreet and veteran Vishakha) represented the British High Commission and participated in the stimulating deliberations over the three day visit. The delegation included science attaches from embassies of Hungary, Switzerland, France and Netherlands, … Read more »EU tour to Pune – A glimpse of R&D base in India

Bright idea to transform web access

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I had assumed that a simple tiny light emitting diode (LED) can be used only for illumination. But I was zapped when I visited Prof Harald Haas’s lab at the University of Edinburgh last month. I got a glimpse of tomorrow’s future – LEDs transmitting data! A LED equipped with signal processing technology was streaming a high-definition video to a computer which was about 20 feet away. Or in simple … Read more »Bright idea to transform web access

Looking forward … S&IN India 2015

Last month I wrote a blog about the exciting events the SIN India team have been involved in. The regional SIN IMEA conference in Mumbai was an excellent venue for all ‘SINners’ to get orientated with the various collaborations and projects SIN is kicking off with this year! Although its early days, the SIN events calendar is already shaping up to be a very busy time! This year’s Bangalore India … Read more »Looking forward … S&IN India 2015

Business models and routes to market

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Guest blog by Dr  Shailendra Vyakarnam is the Director of Centre for Entrepreneurship Learning, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge The Indian biotech sector is set to grow. This has been clearly stated by the Dept. of Biotechnology and numerous agencies. Resources are being allocated for this purpose and the evidence of this can be seen when you visit the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP) on the campus of the National … Read more »Business models and routes to market

Food systems – UK, India – from field to plate

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The intricate world of supply chains of several foods from field to plate and the relationships between food, health and environment gets all the more fascinating if one does a comparative analysis of two countries’ food systems. This is what we attempted to do during the final quarter of the previous year with two scoping visits, one to UK in November and the other one in India in the following … Read more »Food systems – UK, India – from field to plate

UK-India workshop on affordable assisted living technologies for elderly

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Readers of my previous blog might recall that I had mentioned about a follow-up activity that I was working on to bring together UK and Indian experts interested in assisted living technologies (ALTs) for the elderly. I’m pleased to say that we did run a successful event at IISc Bangalore on 19 November. This was a first of its kind workshop that we had ever put together; so it did leave behind … Read more »UK-India workshop on affordable assisted living technologies for elderly

Looking back at 2014

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With another very busy year drawing to a close, I’ve been reflecting on what we’ve achieved and what’s still to do. I can’t do full justice here to all that the team have delivered in the last 12 months but I wanted to share a few highlights with you. I’d also welcome your feedback on this blog as an insight to our work and the opportunities for partnerships between UK … Read more »Looking back at 2014

Giving wings to talent: Opportunities for doctoral students in the UK to visit India

Historically, India has always been a major exporter of international students, but these days the country is also becoming an attractive destination for overseas study. As one of the five swiftly developing BRICS countries (along with Brazil, Russia and China) India has begun to emerge as an advanced centre for modern commerce, research and innovation. This economic growth has helped drive an incredible expansion in Indian higher education during the … Read more »Giving wings to talent: Opportunities for doctoral students in the UK to visit India

New collaboration in affordable healthcare supported by SIN

We’re always delighted to hear when researchers we’ve worked with have been able to get a new collaboration going. Recently, researchers at the Indian Institute for Science and the University of Oxford inaugurated an exciting new project together on affordable prosthetics. This project was particularly close to our hearts as it had been initiated by Professor Sanjay Biswas, who is sorely missed by all involved. We asked Dr Mark Thompson to … Read more »New collaboration in affordable healthcare supported by SIN

UK India Science and Innovation Council 2014 delivered and Newton Bhabha Fund formally launched!

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The UK’s Minister for Universities, Science and Cities, Greg Clark was in Delhi earlier in November for two and a half days to take stock of UK India collaborations in all three areas in his portfolio – Education, Science and Cities! He landed in Delhi with a delegation of 30 distinguished dignitaries from the arena of education, science and innovation. These included FCO’s Chief Scientific Adviser, Prof Robin Grimes, Chief … Read more »UK India Science and Innovation Council 2014 delivered and Newton Bhabha Fund formally launched!