The agreement establishes a formal framework for cooperation to promote, develop and facilitate science and technology activities. VU the ongoing scientific and technological cooperation between India and Canada; Cooperation in the field of scientific and technological research will strengthen the implementation of cooperation activities in areas of common interest and the application of the results of this cooperation to economic and social benefits. Cooperation activities may adopt forms of reciprocal participation by Indian research institutes and European research institutes in research, technological development and demonstration projects under the other programme. CONSIDERING that, under the framework agreement on trade and economic cooperation between the European Communities and Canada, signed in 1976, active cooperation and exchange of active information took place in a number of scientific or technological fields; The EU and India are at the forefront of human development and innovation. For India, meeting the basic needs of its people, including through thrifty innovation, and positioning itself in high-tech markets are two objectives. These two areas offer both sides opportunities for cooperation between the EU and India. Increased exchanges between students, researchers and professionals would benefit both parties. India and the EU have a common interest in the mutual mobility of talent. The agreement entered into force on October 14, 2002 for an initial five-year period.
It has been renewed three times, the last time in 2020 for an additional five years. The agreement does not affect the rights and obligations of a party arising from other international instruments in which it participates. The 1994 Cooperation Agreement, which for the first time led to relations beyond trade and economic cooperation, is the basis for broader political cooperation between the EU and India. India and the European Union have strong cooperation in research and innovation under this “agreement” and has continued to grow over the years. Over the past five years, the level of co-investment in India-EU research technology development projects has been strengthened to address societal challenges, such as affordable health care, water, energy, food and food, resulting in several technologies, patent development, lucrative use, and joint research publications. , the exchange of research institutions and the exchange of scientists and students from both sides. Article 4 Scope of Cooperation Cooperation under this agreement may include all research, technological development and demonstration activities, known as `RDT`, which are included in the first activity of the framework programme covered by Article 164 of the Treaty establishing the European Community, as well as all similar TDR activities carried out in India in the corresponding scientific and technological fields.