Issue 85

Hello! Orange
Welcome to the May Edition of the UK Science and Innovation Network in India’s Newsletter. In this month’s newsletter you can read about the AMR Infection Control and Prevention workshop held in Mumbai. Learn more about the the Tech Rocketship Awardswhich were launched by Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. We also cover the challenges faced in  bridging the barriers between researchers and policy makers in the area of climate research.

SIN Spotlight

Dr Teresa Inkster,  Lead Infection Control Doctor with Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, in Glasgow, recently visited Mumbai to explore UK-India collaborations in the importance of design in hospitals to improve infection control and prevention.

Top Storiestopstories

Linking Climate Research to Policy: A Regional Dialogue
The UK Department for International Development (DFID) brought together a group of over 70 climate experts from South Asia and beyond in early April under the  CRISSA Programme (Climate Research and Information Services in South Asia) to discuss the barriers existing between researchers and policy makers in this critical area and how to bridge them – bringing science just a little bit closer to all the action! Read more…
Tech Rocketship Awards 2016-2017
The Tech Rocketship Awards 2016-2017 were launched by the Royal couple during their visit to Mumbai in April. The UK Trade and Investment Team in India (UKTI) are on the lookout for entrepreneurs under-40 who are looking to go global via the UK.  TEN winners with the best ideas will win a trip to London and pitch to investors for funding and explore what the UK has to offer. There will be regional events before the selection of the winner. For all the latest deadlines, events, follow @ukti_India on twitter , LinkedIn updates and look out for hashtag#Tech Rocketships.
To find out more and submit your entry, Click here 

The Science and Innovation Network along with the University of Johannesburg and Royal Society of Chemistry organised a conference (late-2015) in Johannesburg bringing together scientists, directors of research institutes, industry, government officials and research funders from UK, India and Africa.  The objective of this conference was to gain and share insights into issues related to water (landscape level, quality and supply), innovations around monitoring, treating drinking water and waste water treatment approaches in UK, India, South Africa and other countries in Africa. Read the full report here…

Want to keep up to date with all the opportunities funded through the UK’s Newton Fund? Follow this page on gov.uk!
Researcher Link Workshop Grants |Closing date : 27 June 2016
The call for Researcher Link Workshop Grants under Newton Bhabha Fund for 2016 is now open  The workshops are jointly funded by British Council and Royal Society of Chemistry. For more details and eligibility criteria, please visit  here…
Under the Researcher Links scheme offered within the Newton Fund from the British Council, Dr David Jenkins (Plymouth University, UK)  and Dr Vasanthakumari (BS Abdur Rahman University, Chennai, India) will be holding a workshop on Water for Life in Chennai, India on 8-10 August 2016.  Early Career Researchers from the UK or India are now invited to apply to attend this workshop. All travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the Newton Researcher Links programme.
For more details, please visit here…
For a full list of funding opportunities, please check out our monthly summary. 

Indo UK Workshop on Clean Water through Advanced and Affordable Materials
8-10 Aug’16

 

SIN India Team News
Our SINners have been very busy with planning and welcoming new members of the team.  The year will see exciting new activities and events that we will capture through our blogs!

Thanks for reading!

Sarah, Murtaza, Swati, Rita,Kavita,Sunil,Vijay,Tamil , Uma and Arika
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