Both India and Denmark have agreed to begin joint research and development on environmentally friendly fuels, such as green hydrogen. An emphasis was placed on bilateral cooperation in mission-driven research and innovation. The two prime ministers agreed on an action plan for a green strategic partnership for 2020-2025.
- India and Denmark have agreed to start joint research and development on green fuels, including green hydrogen.
- Strategic priorities for India and Denmark were debated at the India-Denmark Joint Committee.
- Developing bilateral collaboration on mission-driven R&D, innovation, and technology development was a top priority for the committee.
- The two parties agreed to organize 3-4 webinars for partnership development.
India and Denmark have agreed to initiate joint research and development on green fuels, including green hydrogen, as part of the already adopted Green Strategic Partnership- Action Plan 2020-2025.
As part of the already-adopted Green Strategic Partnership-Action Plan 2020-2025, India and Denmark have agreed to begin joint research and development on green fuels, including green hydrogen, an official statement said on Wednesday.
The India-Denmark Joint Committee on Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) met virtually on January 14 to discuss STI national strategic priorities and developments, with a focus on green solutions for future investments in green R&D, technology, and innovation, according to a statement from the Science and Technology Ministry.
The committee’s agenda was the development of bilateral cooperation in mission-driven research, innovation and technology development in areas such as climate change and the green transition as agreed upon by the two Prime ministers while adopting the Green Strategic Partnership Action Plan 2020–2025.
Three to four webinars for partnership development have been agreed upon, emphasizing green hydrogen call-for-proposals and the promotion of those calls for proposals.
An update on current projects in energy research, water, cyber-physical systems, bioresources and secondary agriculture was also provided by the Joint Committee.
Both S.K. Varshney, Adviser and Head of International Cooperation in the Department for Science and Technology’s International Cooperation, and the Danish Agency for Higher Education and Science’s Dr. Stine Jorgensen were co-chairs of the meeting.
Embassy representatives from both countries made remarks in front of the Joint Committee: Pooja Kapur, the Indian ambassador to Denmark; and Freddy Svane, the Danish ambassador to New Delhi.
According to the press release, the Indian Department of Science and Technology, the Department of Biotechnology, the Ministry of Earth Sciences, and the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research all took part in the discussions.
India & Denmark agreed to initiate joint research and development on green fuels including green hydrogen, during the Joint S&T Committee meeting on 14th January 2022: India statement pic.twitter.com/rqKwOSvv8P— Sidhant Sibal (@sidhant) January 19, 2022