I can’t make it, but keep me in the loop!* Tomorrow is the kind of day you’ll want to remember. You should spend it with other members of this team. You’re out there working hard, now get ready to have some fun.
RSVP to the results watch party in New York today:
Welcome to the March Edition of the UK Science and Innovation Network in India’s Newsletter. In this month’s newsletter you can read on how Lifi can make a big change for India. We would also like to highlight the Antimicrobial Resistance workshop on Hospital Design and Infection control being held in Mumbai.
One of the UK’s brightest (quite literally) and revolutionary technological developments isLight Fidelity or LiFi. Invented by Professor Harald Haas, LiFi has the power to change how we access and transmit data in offices and home around the world. You can read more about Sunil Kumar’s (SIN advisor, Bangalore) visit to Prof. Haas’s lab in the University of Edinburgh last year. One of the many highlights was his demo of an LED carrying gigabytes of data and a solar panel which could not only generate power but also receive data.
In December, we supported a visit of UK advanced manufacturing experts to Pune and Bengaluru in India. This included Ben Kitcher, who represented the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) and the University of Sheffield. Ben wrote an excellent blog(originally on the University of Sheffield website) capturing why this sort of visit is so important in furthering UK-India collaborations in the area of high value manufacturing. Read more…
British Deputy High Commission Chandigarh organised a workshop on UK Research Funding Opportunities and Gen UK Programmeon 16th February in Dehradun. The objective of this workshop was to increase the visibility of UK excellence in Education, build new partnerships based on mutual interest and increase the number of quality applications from Indian research organisations and universities to UK funding sources including Newton-Bhabha funding. The workshop provided a common platform for different stakeholders including UK university, Indian universities, funding bodies of UK and Uttarakhand State Council for Science and Technology.
Kavita Vijh (Newton Fund Strategic Programme Manager (India)) delivered the Newton-Bhabha programme presentation which focused on Research and Innovation for Growth and Prosperity. Please look out for her blog next month with more information on this workshop.
Jo Johnson, UK Minister of State for Universities and Science, officially announced the expansion of the Newton Fund. It was announced in December 2015 that the Newton Fund will be extended to 2021.
* The Newton Fund will be doubled from £75 million per year currently to £150 million per year by 2021.
* This means total UK Government investment of £735 million in the Newton Fund since its launch in 2014.
Chevening Scholarship Programmes
The Chevening Gurukul Fellowship Programme for Leadership and Excellence is the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s flagship fellowship scheme for India and it is aimed at mid-career and high-flying young professionals from diverse backgrounds with a strong and demonstrable leadership potential.
Every year twelve selected Gurukul Fellows are offered an intensive, all expenses paid, twelve-week residential course atKing’s College London.
Programme commences September 2016,Applications are open from 21 Dec 2015 – 7 Mar 2016
For a full list of funding opportunities, please check out our monthly summary
Our SINners have been very busy with business planning and staff changes. The new financial year looks promising with new project activities and events which only means we will bring you more interesting blogs to read! Thank you for your continued interest in our work.