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India, Germany agree to work together on AI start-ups in health 

Union Science and Technology Minister Dr Jitendra Singh held bilateral talks with German Minister for Education & Research Bettina Stark-Watzinger in Berlin 

India and Germany have agreed to work together with a focus on Artificial Intelligence (AI) StartUps as well as AI research and its application in Sustainability and Health care. This was stated by Dr Jitendra Singh, Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences after his “bilateral” talks with German Minister for Education & Research, Bettina Stark-Watzinger. 

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Both the ministers agreed that there are a lot of scopes to work together in Artificial Intelligence for which experts on the two sides have already met. An Indo-German call for proposals for this would be raised soon inviting proposals from researchers and industry.

Both India and Germany have expressed satisfaction with the ongoing Science & Technology Cooperation between the two countries which is one of the strategic pillars of our bilateral relationship. Academia, research institutions and industries of both countries have strong bonding and are playing the role of catalysts in our strategic research and development partnerships.

On the third day of his official engagement in Berlin, Dr Jitendra Singh mentioned that both the countries are now working in frontier areas of science and technology, including electric mobility, cyber-physical system, quantum technologies, future manufacturing, green hydrogen fuel, deep ocean research and proposed to develop cooperation in these areas. Two countries have already started mapping each other’s strengths in areas like the application of Artificial Intelligence in Sustainability and Healthcare.

Both the Ministers expressed satisfaction on the recently concluded MoU between the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India and German Research Foundation (DFG) to support the International Research Training Groups (IRTG) programme would further boost the cooperation towards capacity building targeting the training of Indian and German students for pursuing the PhD programme. The maiden call for inviting proposals under this programme from Indian and German research groups is already on.

 

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