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Indo-German Science & Technology Centre

Indo-German Science & Technology Centre (IGSTC) was established by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Germany to foster innovation through Indo-German R&D networking including industrial research partnership in PPP mode.

IGSTC aims to bring together the scientific talent in both the countries to work together and resolve immediate as well as future technological challenges. In this respect, the Centre intends to catalyse innovation centric R&D projects by synergising the strength of research institutions and industries from India and Germany.  


Mission and Vision

  • Advance industrial research partnership with mutuality of interest and respect
  • Create platform for cross fertilisation of ideas
  • Develop knowledge networks for industrial sectors to enhance competitiveness
  • Establish joint knowledge pools to address global challenges
  • Serve as a nerve centre to promote Indo-German technology partnership

IGSTC - Second Phase


IGSTC is well recognized as a successful model and flagship initiative of Indo-German R&D partnership. The Centre has entered into its Second Phase with the Joint Declaration signed on 5th October 2015 between India’s Ministry of Science and Technology and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany granting it an extension to 2022 and beyond. It also provides for doubling of its bilateral funding to 8 million Euros (around 60 Crore Rupees) per year. On 2nd February 2016, Indian Prime Minister who chaired the Cabinet Meeting was apprised of the signing of the joint declaration at ministerial level.

This enhanced funding will empower IGSTC to further strengthen and fortify research and technology collaboration of industrial relevance through cooperation between laboratories, academia and industries of both the countries.

IGSTC Brochure

Annual Report



IGSTC Extension to 2022 and Beyond