INDIGO Young Scientist Competition – Bioeconomy

Young Scientist Competition 2016 now open for applications!

The young scientist competition of the year is an initiative of the FP7 projects: INNO INDIGO and INDIGO POLICY. It was initiated in 2014 with the aim of giving young researchers from India and Europe a suitable podium to promote their research projects and ideas for cooperation (between India and Europe). The competition is open for Indian and European PhD students and early career researchers.

This year the competition looks for research ideas/projects which support EU and/or India in the fields of bio-economy, biotechnoloy and bio-based energy.

The submission of expression of interest is open until 1 July 2016 at

All finalists will be invited to present their project idea at the EU-India STI Cooperation Days 2016, Goa, India, and run for the title of the winner,  who will be awarded a fully covered trip to a scientific conference of their choice in Europe or in India. Their travel, accommodation and registration costs will be covered.

More information about the competition

About the EU-India STI Cooperation Days:

The 7th edition of the EU-India STI Cooperation Days will focus on Bioeconomy and take place on 21-22 September 2016 at the National Institute of Oceanography in Goa, India.

Organised by the FP7 Indigo Policy and Inno Indigo projects, the EU-India STI Cooperation days will bring together researchers, SMEs and policy makers to discuss the latest policy, research and innovation developments in the field of bioeconomy and offer extended networking opportunities.

Special features will include:

– Showcase of excellent EU-Indian projects in biotechnology

– Valorisation workshop: from the lab to the market

– Young Scientist Competition

– Networking Cafè

– Open House with European and Indian funding agencies and embassies

– Open Space session: defining research priorities for the future