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The ISCA India consortium serves as a portal for any Indian academic or industrial group interested in expanding their activities to Ireland, and provides a coordinated national approach to promote Ireland´s scientific and technological reputation in India. The programme aims to develop research and educational links between the two countries in all areas of mutual interest that lie within the remit of SFI, and to provide opportunities for the exchange of ideas and the development of joint innovative proposals. The envisaged outcomes include:

  • increased impact of Irish and Indian research through synergy of scale and engagement of complementary expertise
  • increased access to non-exchequer funds for both countries from international (EU-Horizon 2020) and private sources
  • increased entry of high-skilled Indian students and scientists in Irish R&D
  • the promotion of Ireland as a desirable place for education, research and technology
  • increased communication and improved relationships between the two countries

Trinity College Dublin is leading the ISCA India Consortium under the direction of Professor Vincent Cahill and Professor Mani Ramaswami. The other Irish institutions involved are Cork Institute of Technology, Dublin City University, Dublin Institute of Technology, NUI Galway, Waterford Institute of Technology and University College Cork.

For more information, please contact Aisling Hume at or visit