Norway and India Research Cooperation - A vital and diverse partnership

India's remarkable growth and development makes the country an important partner, also for research cooperation. What has been the essence of Norway and India's research cooperation so far? And where are we heading in the future?

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The research cooperation between Norway and India has been going on for several years. The cooperative activities has since 2010 been boosted by the Programme for Research Cooperation with India at the Research Council of Norway (RCN). The conference will highlight results from the research projects and explore future possibilities.

The conference reaches out to researchers and research institutions as well as policy makers, NGOs, companies, government representatives and research funding agencies. The event will be open for the media.



10:00 Welcome

10:25 Showcases I – Research in India, results and the bilateral cooperation

Host of the session: Dan Banik, Professor, Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM), UiO


11:45 Lunch and Meet & Mingle (with posters)

13:00 Showcases II – Short presentations by research projects

Host of the session: Dan Banik, Professor, Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM), UiO

  • 'How to make farmed tiger shrimps less vulnerable to diseases'
    by Ingrid Olesen, Research Director, Nofima  
  • 'Rural development in India'
    by Magnus Hatlebakk, Senior Researcher, CMI
  • 'Improved use and reduced risks in regulated river basins'
    by Tor Haakon Bakken, Research Manager, SINTEF
  • 'Memories of INGRID'
    by Arne Melchior, Senior Researcher, NUPI
  • 'Testing solar modules based on Elkem Solar Silicon (ESS) in Hyderabad, India'
    by Jan Ove Odden, Elkem Solar
  • 'Exploring changing Antarctica with India'
    by Kenichi Matsuoka, Senior research scientist, The Norwegian Polar Institute
  • 'Born in the twilight of antibiotics'
    by Fernanda Cristina Petersen, Professor, Department of Oral Biology, UiO & Kirsti Haaland, MD PhD Consultant, Oslo University Hospital

14:00 Meet & Mingle (with posters)

14:30 The way forward for research and innovation collaboration between India and Norway

Host of the session: Sidsel Roalkvam, Director, Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM), UiO


  • 'Designing cooler Asian cities: Four headaches and Four opportunities'
    by Chris Butters, Gaia Architects and Researcher, SUM, UiO
  • 'A sustainable future for the Indo-Norwegian R & I cooperation'
    by Merethe Sandberg Moe, Programme coordinator Research cooperation with India, RCN
Panel discussion


16:00 Final Words

by Svein Bæra, Senior Research Adviser, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Reception (tapas and wine) – end by 18:30

Published Sep. 21, 2017 10:48 AM - Last modified Mar. 13, 2018 3:06 PM