International collaborations in biotechnology are an important vehicle for expanding the knowledge base and developing of expertise which would leverage the growth of research and development in the country. There is a renewed interest in collaboration with India amongst the developed countries. Good progress has been made following the MoU which were signed with Denmark and Finland and joint projects have been funded. Joint projects have also been funded with The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council BBSRC, UK. In new collaborations the Department signed two memoranda with Agriculture and Agri-Food, Canada and the National Research Centre Canada respectively. The ongoing bilateral agreements and collaborations have also been significant, with joint projects being funded with Germany, Norway and USA. Bilateral interactions have been initiated with Sweden, Ukraine and EU. The multilateral collaboration including co-operation amongst SAARC countries were pursued.
Source: National Portal Content Management Team, Reviewed on: 09-02-2011