Research and innovation collaboration between the UK and India – one of the world’s fastest growing economies and a major research power – drives shared prosperity and advances joint development goals. At UKRI India, we play a key role in enhancing this partnership.
Since our New Delhi office opened in 2008, the UK and Indian governments, and third parties, have together invested over £300 million in co-funded research and innovation programmes.
This investment has brought about more than 250 individual projects, involving over 100 industry partners and 175 UK and Indian research institutions.
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UKRI India works closely with UK partners including the British Council, UK Science and Innovation Network, India, Department for International Trade and Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. Together, we ensure a coordinated UK effort in influencing and collaborating with Indian partners.
Engaging with India
UKRI India is actively engaged with all the key government departments and agencies that fund research and innovation in India.
These include the:
- Department of Atomic Energy (DAE)
- Department of Biotechnology (DBT)
- Department of Science and Technology (DST)
- Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)
- Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR)
- Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
- Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR)
- Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES).
Find funding opportunities
If you’re a researcher or business in the UK or India, you can search the Funding finder for international opportunities. These include:
- schemes to support international research collaborations
- innovation support for businesses working with overseas partners
- exchanges and networking schemes for doctoral students and researchers.
You can also find out about how UKRI supports international research and innovation collaborations.
Get travel information
GOV.UK has the latest information for researchers and innovators who travel between India and the UK.
You can also find out more about getting a visa to work on research in the UK.
We can help with information and advice to support research and innovation collaborations. If you are a researcher or business that wants to find out more, you can contact us.
British High Commission
New Delhi 110021