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1 INDO-U.S. Science & Technology Forum Catalyzing over the years… Dr. Nishritha Bopana Science Officer

2 History of INDO - US S & T Cooperation 1950’sGreen Revolution with PL 480 Fund Establishment of Land Grant Colleges 1960’sEstablishment of IIT Kanpur Establishment of NCERT Nuclear Cooperation Agreement (Tarapur Power Plant) 1970’sNASA-ISRO-SITE 1980’sIndo- US S&T Sub Commission STI (Gandhi-Reagan S & T Initiative) USIF (US-India Fund) 1990’sIndo-US S&T Fellowship Program DST-NSF S&T Program NASA-NOAA/ ISRO-DST MoU DBT/ ICMR-NIH Health and Medical Science Programs INDO- U.S. SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY FORUM 2000INDO- U.S. SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY FORUM 2001High Technology Cooperation Group 2005Indo-US Strategic Partnership 2005Indo - US S & T Agreement / Joint S & T Commission 2006US-India Agricultural Knowledge Initiative 2008NASA-ISRO Agreement / MOES-NOAA Agreement 2009Indo-US Nuclear Agreement 2009 Indo-US Innovation Endowment Fund 2010 Indo-US Joint Clean Energy R&D Centre

3 INDO - US Strategic Partnership Green Partnership Energy Security, Climate Change, Energy Efficiency, Clean Energy Research & Deployment and Water Management Agriculture Cooperation Food Security, Research, Education, Commercial Linkages Education & Development Obama-Singh Knowledge Initiative in Education/ USIEF Health Sciences Disease Detection, Public Health & Health Services and Biomedical Research Global Security and Counter Terrorism Counter terrorism, Early Warning Systems, Disaster Mitigation & Response

4 INDO - US S & T Agreement (2005)  Bilateral agreement to initiate wide range of scientific and technical cooperation between the two countries  Establishes for the first time the IPR sharing protocols  Encourages Public - Private Partnership in R & D  Establish Joint Commission to coordinate, facilitate and review cooperative activities “The new Science and Technology Agreement will complement the activity of the Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum by facilitating follow-on technical collaborations.” - Fact Sheet U.S. Department of State July 18, 2005

5 Organizational Structure Co-Chair INDIA GB Executive Director INSTP IUSSTF Secretariat Administrative Mechanism  Autonomous  Bilateral  Non-Governmental  Not for profit society Funding Source  Annual Interest from US Endowment Fund with matching contribution from DST, Government of India  Freedom to secure private and other funding Co-Chair U.S.

6 Governing Body Indian Co-Chair T. Ramasami Secretary, Department of Science and Technology Govt. of India Indian Members Maharaj K. Bhan Secretary, Department of Biotechnology Samir Brahmachari Director-General, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research Sanjay G. Dhande Director, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur Murali Sastry Chief Scientist, Tata Chemicals Ltd R. Seshasayee MD, Ashok Leyland India Sheila Sangwan Addl. Secretary & Financial Advisor, DST US Co-Chair Norman P. Neureiter Adviser, American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS) US Members Michael Clegg Foreign Secretary, National Academy of Science Roderic Pettigrew Director National Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Engg Subra Suresh Director, The National Science Foundation Phyllis G. Yoshida Deputy Assistant Secretary US Department of Energy Ray O. Johnson Sr. VP and Chief Technology Officer Lockheed Martin Corp. Venkatesh Narayanamurti Director, Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs Harvard University

7 Objectives Create awareness through exchange and dissemination of information and opportunities in S & T cooperation CATALYST to facilitate, seed and promote US-India bilateral collaboration in science, technology, engineering and biomedical research through substantive interaction among government, academia and industry Capitalize and build on the scientific and technological synergy leading to long term partnership on shared values Support exciting program portfolio that lead to sustainable interactions and strengthens strategic partnerships Nurture contacts between young and mid career scientists to develop mutual trust, foster excellence and explore new frontiers Encourage public-private partnership to foster elements of innovation, application and enterprise

8 IUSSTF Program Portfolio

9 Program Portfolio of Indo-US S&T Forum Bilateral Workshop/ Symposia Public – Private Networked Centres Knowledge R & D Networked Centres Training / Advanced Schools Travel Grants Submission DeadlinesAward Announcements 15 FebruaryMay 15 JuneSeptember 15 OctoberJanuary

10 Partnership to Advance Clean Energy (PACE) Partners: Govt of India & US DOE Program coordinated by DBT & DST and administered through IUSSTF Objective: To facilitate joint R & D aimed towards deployment for clean energy technologies Priority Areas: Solar Energy Second generation biofuels Energy efficiency of buildings Funding: US $ 5 million each year for 5 years from GOI and DOE. The center will receive matching private funding Establishment of Indo- US Clean Energy Research & Development Center (JCERDC)

11 Snapshot of Indo-US S&T Forum Supported Activities Programmatic Activities Accomplished 2001-2010 Planned Activities 2011 Bilateral Workshops/ Round Tables 15817 Training Programs/ Advanced Schools 313 Joint Centers244 Support to International Events 92- Travel grants452 Events have led to interaction of over 9500 US and Indian scientists

12 Cutting Across Disciplines

13 Outcome of Workshop / Symposia Source: NISTADS Report 2007 65 % events have resulted into various outcomes

14 IUSSTF – Industry linkages

15 Training Programs  Science Technology and Innovation  Enrichment of Science Communication in Museums  Digital Visualization of Archaeological Sites  Weather Research & Forecasting Modeling  Integrated Water Resource Management  Computational Methods in Aeroelasticity  Electronic Structure in Computational Materials Theory  Microsoft Summer School on Cryptology  Systems and Networks  Lecture Series on Mathematical Chemistry  Monitoring and Assessment of Biodiversity  Flow cytometry and Signal Transduction  Complex Systems in Physical and Life Sciences  School on Immunology

16  R & D Knowledge Networked Center  R & D labs and academia partnership (2+2)  Network focal areas of thematic research  Provide opportunities for integrating research and education  Leverage existing infrastructure and funding  All partners to have stake  Public-Private Networked Center  Foster academia - R & D lab - industry partnership (2+2)  Promote pre-commercial R & D with application potential  Frontier areas and bottom of the pyramid technologies  Leverage existing infrastructure and funding  All partners to have stake  IUSSTF Funding (Period - 2 years)  Exchange travel support and hospitality  Database development and dissemination/ publication Indo – US Joint Center

17 Indo-US Knowledge R & D Networked Center  iGEON - India (Geological Information Networking)  University of Hyderabad  University of California, San Diego  Jammu University  University of Oklahoma  Penn State University  Pune University  Climate Change and Impact on Arabian Sea  National Institute of Oceanography, Goa  Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, Maine  Space Application Center, Ahmedabad  University of South California, LA  Old Dominion University, Norfolk

18 Indo-US Knowledge R & D Networked Center  Correlated Electrons in Materials  S.N. Bose National Center for Basic Sciences, Kolkata  University of Arizona, Tuscon  Mississippi State University, Drawer  Indian Association for Cultivation of Science, Kolkata  Theoretical Physics of Ultra-Cold Atoms  Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore  Georgetown University, Washington DC  Indian Association for the Cultivation of Sciences, Kolkata  Ohio State University, Columbus, OH  Accelerators & Detectors for High Energy Physics  University of Delhi, Delhi  Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Illinois  Bharat Electronics Ltd, Bangalore  Argonne National Laboratory, IL

19 Indo-US Knowledge R & D Networked Center  Nanoparticle Aerosol Science & Technology  Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay  Washington University, St. Louis  C-DAC, Pune  University of Iowa  University of Maryland, MD  Highway & Airport Pavement Engineering  Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur  Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), Massachusetts  Indian Institute of Technology, Madras  University of Texas, El-Paso, Texas  Intelligent Structural Health Monitoring  Indian Institute of Technology, Madras  Northwestern University, Evanston, IL  Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute, Kolkata  Michigan State University, MI

20 Indo-US Knowledge R & D Networked Center  Nanomedicine & Cellular Engineering  Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad  Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN  Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad  University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign  NIIST, Trivandrum  University of Notre Dame  Silk Protein Scaffolding  Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur  University of California, San Diego  Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay  Tufts University, Massachusetts  Burnham Institute of Medical Research, San Diego

21 Indo-US Public- Private Networked Center  Composites through Microwave Processing  Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur  Penn State University  Michigan Technological University  Pradeep Metals, Mumbai  Cell-Targeted Diagnostics and Therapy using Nano-materials  Amrita Centre for Nanosciences, Cochin  Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Cochin  Rice University, Houston, Texas  University of Connecticut, Storrs  Stanford University  Cellworks India Private Ltd, Bangalore

22 Indo-US Public- Private Networked Center  Biomaterials for Healthcare  Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur  University of Washington, Seattle  Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay  University of Texas, San Antonio  National Metallurgical Lab, Jamshedpur  Brown University, Providence, RI  Shaping Concepts LLC., USA

23 INDO - US Center for Research Excellence Center for Research Excellence on Fabrionics  Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur  University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign  Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur  Northwestern University, Evanston  University of California, Irvine  Bengal Engineering College, Shibpur  CMERI, Durgapur Center for Research Excellence on Advanced Materials Research  JNCASR, Bangalore  Northwestern University, IL  Argonne National Laboratory  Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

24 INDO - US Center for Research Excellence Center for Research Excellence on Nanobiotechnology  National Center for Biological Sciences, Bangalore  Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA  Stem Cell Institute, Bangalore  Harvard - MIT Division of HST, Cambridge, MA  Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore Center for Research Excellence on Nanomaterials for Energy  JNCASR, Bangalore  Purdue University  GE India Technology Centre, Bangalore

25 Exchange Programs  Student Visitation Program with APS  Visiting Professorship / Lectureship with APS  Visiting Professorship in Microbiology with ASM  MIT- IUSSTF Internship Program  Khorana Exchange Program with University of Wisconsin, Madison & DBT  UC-Berkeley - IIT Kharagpur Exchange Program  Cornell Univ - State Agri Univ IARD Exchange  Viterbi - India Internship Program

26 Research Internship in Science and Engineering Eligibility: Indian/ American Citizen Master and Ph.D. students enrolled in recognized institution Duration: 3-6 months Placements: Laboratories, universities and industries

27 Indo-US Research Fellowships Partners: SERC (DST) - IUSSTF Objective: Enable young Indian researchers to carry out research in frontier areas of S & T at premier institution in USA Fellowship includes Monthly stipend Return airfare Preparatory allowances Conference allowances Fellowship period 3 months to 12 months Submission Deadline: 31 December 2011

28 Stanford India Biodesign Fellowships Partners: DBT- IUSSTF- STANFORD Institutions: AIIMS- IIT Delhi- Stanford University Objective: Biomedical Device Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fellowship includes: Monthly stipend Return airfare Preparatory allowances Fellowship period: 12 months

29 3 rd Indo- American Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, 2010 Health Diagnostics & Disease Monitoring Technologies High Performance Computing Advanced Engineering Materials Clean Environment Technologies 4 th Indo-US Frontiers of Science Symposium, 2011 Algorithms & Big Data Sets/ Topological Order & Quantum Computation Biometric Materials Creative Brain Extinction- Causes & Consequences Hydrological Cycles of Glaciers Organic Synthesis & Drug Discovery Genetic Basis of Disease Frontiers Awards Flagship Events

30 Indo-US Engineering Education Conclave “Meeting Common Challenges: Strengthening Engineering Educational Institutions in India and the US” (10-11 January 2011) Educational and Research challenges in US and Indian engineering education institutions; Leading and managing engineering education institutions; and, Possible collaborative programs and activities. "For Universities of the 21st century to succeed, I believe they need to cooperate to launch a movement of sharing and partnering in stages for course content exchange, course content collaboration, course content co-innovation, knowledge co-creation, and collaborative learning connection.” - Minister Kapil Sibal speaking at the Indo-US Engineering Education Conclave

31 Programs in Partnership with Industry  DST- Lockheed Martin - FICCI - Univ of Texas, Austin- IUSSTF India Innovation Growth Program  Lockheed Martin - IUSSTF Academia Connect Program  IBM - IUSSTF Visiting Fellowship in Nanotechnology ▪ spintronics ▪ nanoelectronics ▪ nanophotonics ▪ materials and devices for energy conversion ▪ materials for memory devices  DST - INTEL - IUSSTF Technology Entrepreneurship Program - India Innovation Pioneers Challenge - Global Faculty Colloquium at University of California, Berkeley  HP Innovate - Recognize and reward engineering graduates with outstanding and creative ideas and expose them to best practices in US  Agilent Technologies Clean Air Challenge

32  Facilitate, seed & implement inter-governmental initiatives  Build programs with federal agencies - Create S & T networks for collaborative research  Link American universities with India - Research Internship for student exchange - Faculty fellowship and guest researchers program - Promote US partnerships in new institutions in India  Build academia - industry connect programs - Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Research Clusters - Internships  Promote Indo- US collaboration on engineering education IUSSTF Vision

33 INDIA INDIA ARABINDA MITRA Executive Director, IUSSTF Email: USA USA MICHAEL CHEETHAM Director, INSTP Email: INDO-US SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FORUM Fulbright House, 12 Hailey Road New Delhi 110 001, INDIA Phone: 91-11- 42691700 We at the IUSSTF value your interactions and partnerships

34 Thank you

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