The R&D Club

French companies are more and more interested in setting up their Innovation Centers in India, but they often have to deal with several issues ranging from cultural differences to intellectual property and feel the need to gather and discuss on R&D and innovation issues. Keeping this in view, the Science Department, together with the Economic Department of the French Embassy in Delhi, initiated the “Club R&D India” in 2012 with its first meeting in June, held at the Résidence de France in Delhi. Over the years, the Club proved a useful platform to share concerns, advice and best practices over translational issues: human resources, intellectual property, establishing public-private partnerships with Indians institutions, funding opportunities of the French-Indian research, methods of collaboration with Indian research institutes, taxes, etc.

The club meetings occur three to four times a year and include topics illustrated either by members’ presenting their success and failures stories, or by guests from Indian research institutions, government, companies as per the area of interest. They share their experiences, good practices, issues, pieces of advice, or success stories.

47 French companies are now part of the R&D Club.

Check our dedicated tab on Club R&D here.

The R&D Club members at L’Oréal R&D Center, Mumbai (February 2015)

Are you interested in joining the R&D Club?

Any French enterprise based in India is eligible to become a member of the R&D Club.

Please send a request to with the name, profile and contact details of the Company, the R&D Center profile and address if there is one, and any additionnal information that might be relevant.