Indigo Policy: Call for Experts on Indian STI Policy and Cooperation


Submissions until the 22nd of February 2015

In the framework of the INDIGO POLICY project, the coordinator Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI GmbH) is looking for an STI expert to be implemented in the analysis workpackage. This WP deals with critically assessing the STI cooperation between Europe and India.

 The expert is tasked to execute:
  • An impact analysis report of EU-India STI cooperation projects (including ex-post analysis of already completed projects) from the Indian side through:
    • Face-to-Face interviews with Indian participants from 10 selected EU-India projects (FP7 and bilateral), complemented by telephone interviews.
    • Qualitatively comparing the cooperation with India to cooperation with other countries (such as USA, Canada, Japan, China, etc).
    • Impact should be assessed in terms of spin-offs, international knowledge transfer, education transfer, innovation links, behavioural additionality etc.

  • Gap analysis report on EU-India STI cooperation programmes, viewed from the Indian side:
    • Interviews with Indian funding organisations cooperating with Europe.
    • Comparing multilateral programmes such as the EC framework programme with bilateral and unilateral programmes.
    • Including a comparative perspective on cooperation of Indian funding organisations with other countries (such as USA, Canada, Japan, China etc).
    • Good practice examples of cooperation, as seen from the Indian side.

  • Report on current STI policy situation in India:
    • Indicating the changes made by the new government and budget lines.
    • Possible impacts on STI cooperation with Europe

More information / Apply:
  • The outcome of this subcontract will be three reports (policy briefs with detailed annexes), to be completed before 15th September 2015.
  • The amount of the subcontract will not exceed €15,000.00, to be paid upon completion of the reports.
  • The offers for this tender must be submitted by 22.2.2015 in electronic format to Mr. Ivan Zupan (Research associate at the Centre for Social Innovation), at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please carefully read the Terms of Reference here, which include additional information on the tasks to be performed as well as the selection and contracting procedures.

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