Research, Development & Innovation Club of French Companies in India
Created in 2012 on the initiative of the Service for Science and Technology of the French Embassy, the Club R&D gathers 51 members who may share their experiences and best practices, discuss difficulties and solutions and explore the opportunities of cooperation with Indian stakeholders in science & technology. Several topics of common interest are regularly debated as for instance the establishment of public-private partnership, the needs of skilled human resources, the intellectual property rules, the funding of Indo-French collaborative research, the tax system in India and many other shared concerns.
This Club also offers an opportunity to interact with the SST, as well as other services from the French Embassy (mainly the economic and business services), about the existing tools dedicated to the Indo-French cooperation in science and technology, including, training and mobility of students or skill and professional developments, and to explore any new ways of cooperation in research & innovation.
Three to four meetings are organized per year, either hosted by an Indian academic institution of excellence or by one of the Industry member.