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India - Advanced materials overview

Country profile

  • In 2019 according to the Scimago Journal and Country Rank, India is ranked 3rd out of 166 countries for the research of material sciences and advancements. 

Policies and Initiatives

Governance structure

Matters related to Advanced Materials can be legislated by both the central government and the state governments in India. The Ministry of Science and Technology is the apex executive body responsible for policies and initiatives related to advanced materials in India. The ministry operates under three main departments: 

  • Department of Science & Technology (DST)
  • Department of Biotechnology (DBT)
  • Department of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR) / Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)
Advanced materials offer an exciting frontier of research & development for both Australia and India

Australia - Advanced materials overview

Country profile

  • In 2019 according to the Scimago Journal and Country Rank, Australia is ranked 12th  out of 166 countries for the research of material sciences and advancements. 

Policies and initiatives

Governance structure

Matters related to Advanced Materials can be legislated by both the federal government and the state governments in Australia. The Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources is the apex executive body to make policies and initiatives regarding Advanced Materials. 

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Bilateral frameworks for cooperation between India and Australia

  • The Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF) is Australia’s largest bilateral research fund with any country.  Established in 2006, the fund supports scientists in India and Australia to collaborate on leading-edge research in pertinent fields of science.
  • The Comprehensive Strategic Partnership 2020: In June 2020, Australia and India agreed on a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. The first commitment is to enhancing Science, Technology and Research collaboration.
  • Australia and India are involved in the Advanced Materials Congress, a flagship conference of the International Association of Advanced Materials. Sydney and New Delhi have both hosted previous conferences for the Advanced Materials Congress.
  • The Australian Research Council (ARC) is one of the Australian government's main agencies for competitively allocating research funding to academics and researchers at Australian universities. The ARC funds research and researchers under the National Competitive Grants Program (NCGP). ARC Centres of Excellence, funded for a limited period, are collaborations established among Australian and international universities and other institutions to support research in a variety of fields.

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