Joint Call for project proposals under Indo-Danish research and innovation cooperation

Designation/Position- Joint Call for project proposals

Indo-Danish research and innovation cooperation invites application for Joint Call for project proposals from eligible and interested candidates

About- Innovation Fund Denmark (IFD), and Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India, announces this joint call for submission of project proposal in “Green fuels including green hydrogen”. This is in pursuance to the agreement of May 22, 2018, between the Government of the Republic of India and the Government of Denmark on cooperation in the fields of Science, Technology and Innovation, the Green Strategic Partnership between India and Denmark and the detailed 5-year Action Plan (2021-2026).

Research/Job Area- 

Projects can contribute to e.g.: –

  • Renewables based green hydrogen production, storage and utilization
  • Electrolysers and fuel cells
  • Innovations on improving efficiency, boosting production capacity and finding robust, cheaper alternatives to the rare materials used in current electrolysers/fuel cells 
  • Support for the establishment of Gigawatt- scale electrolyser test centre.
  • Manufacturing of electrolyser /fuel cell components such as membranes, stack integrators, suppliers of supporting technology and system integrators
  • Standardising and automating production processes
  • Distribution network for H2 transport using polymers/converting current gas distribution
  • Underground H2 storage facility
  • Decarbonisation of hard-to-abate industries like refineries, steel, Ammonia etc.,
  • Photoelectrochemical systems for hydrogen production
  • The integration of Power-to-X-systems to the energy system (e.g. sector coupling)”

Note: Please note that the call is not exclusive to these topics and is open to any other research addressing problems related to green fuels including green hydrogen. 

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Location- India, Denmark



Proposals must attempt to fully disclose the research ideas and approaches. It is important that proposals are well crafted and provide substantive description of the research plan for a fair review of the scientific/technical plans and approaches. Proprietary or confidential information must be clearly indicated in the proposal. Proposals must not be duplicative or substantially similar to any previous project or proposal submission.  

The project leading to the development of a device/prototype/process with Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) 5 and above and having potential for commercialization will be eligible for financial support. Basic R&D proposal leading to only research publications will not be supported under this call. The implementation or commercialization plan should be clearly spelled out with achievable milestones, timelines, justifiable budget requirement and engagement with prospective technology transfer partners or technology transfer facilitating bodies.

It is mandatory to include an industry-partner in the project to apply for this call.

The applications must include a statement on how the proposed collaboration brings added valued for both countries.  

Job/Position Description- 

The target of this India – Denmark call is to enhance value creation through research and innovation for the development of new technologies, solutions, services and business models related to the following topics:

Green fuels including green hydrogen

Green fuels for transport and industry (Power-to-X, etc.). Solutions to convert electricity from renewable energy into products that can be used to reduce emissions from parts of the transport and industrial sectors where there are no cost-effective alternatives to fossil energy. 

The successful projects will be jointly funded by India and Denmark. For Danish counterpart, funding will be disbursed by IFD and similarly for Indian counterpart by DST.

The Danish side (Innovation Fund Denmark – IFD) will allocate a total of 20 million DKK and the Indian side (DST) will allocate a total of 200 million INR to support 3-5 joint research and innovation projects.

The duration of the projects is expected to be up to 3 years for both sides. 

Significant co-financing as well as the participation of relevant public partners and/or private enterprises other than the main applicants is encouraged.  

How to Apply- 

The Danish and Indian applicants will develop one joint Project plan and the plan will be sent to both IFD (Denmark) and DST (India) using the forms of each organization, respectively. It should be ensured that application with identical title has been submitted from both counterparts. 

Project proposal must include the name of one Principal Investigator (PI) each in India and Denmark. On the Indian side it is advised to include one Co-PI in the proposal. The applications must include a statement on how the proposed collaboration brings added valued for both countries.  

The Project Proposal could be submitted for financial support through ONLINE MODE ONLY by Scientists/ Engineers/ Technologists working in Universities and other Academic institutions; R&D institutions/ laboratories having adequate infrastructure and facilities to carry out R&D work. The PI(s) should have relevant experience as evident from previous prototype commercialization or development or practical experience in the chosen area/topic with field knowledge. 

On the Indian side, the Project Proposal could be submitted in the enclosed format through ONLINE MODE ONLY ( NO HARD COPY of the project proposal should be submitted.

Please ensure that following documents have been completed and uploaded along with the proposal.

i. Certificate from the investigator (in the enclosed format);

ii. Endorsement from Head of the institution on Letter Head (in the enclosed format).

iii. A signed certificate for the Conflict of Interest (in the enclosed format) iv.   Bio data of PI/Co-PI

Applications received without above documents with incomplete information will not be entertained. Soft copy in pdf format is also to be emailed to  and on or before 02nd June, 2022 (05:30pm).

Last Date for Apply– 02 June 2022

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