Some of the potential areas of the collaboration include life sciences (including biotechnology, agriculture and biomedical sciences); energy research; water technologies; as well as technology and applications.
New Delhi/India – The Indian Government has approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between India and Indonesia on Scientific and Technological Cooperation. The MOU was signed by Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Minister for Science, Technology and Earth Sciences and Mohamad Nasir, Minister for Research, Technology and Higher Education, Indonesia. Signing of the MOU will open a new chapter in bilateral relations as both sides will now leverage complementary strengths spurred by a significant convergence of mutual interests in science and technology.
Information and communication technology; marine science & technology; life sciences (including biotechnology, agriculture and biomedical sciences); energy research; water technologies; disaster management; space sciences, technology and applications; geospatial information and applied chemistry were identified as potential areas for immediate collaboration.
The objective of the MOU is to promote cooperation in the fields of science and technology between India and Indonesia on the basis of equality and mutual benefit. The stake-holders will include researchers from scientific organisations, academia, R&D laboratories and companies from India and Indonesia.