New Delhi: India looks forward to the European Union for granting it a special status to partner in scientific research and development when leaders meet for the first ever India-EU science ministerial here on Wednesday.
The special status, already granted to China and the US, will enable scientists from India access funds for research under EU programmes. The scientists will also get a share in the intellectual property rights of research done by them under such projects. “We are hoping to get a special status like China and the US for enhancing cooperation in bilateral research programmes with the EU,” a source in the science and technology ministry told PTI.
Germany’s education and research minister Annette Schavan, European commissioner for science and research Janez Potocnik, minister for science and technology and earth sciences Kapil Sibal, and representatives from 27 EU member nations will participate in the summit. PTI