UK Research and Innovation India (formerly RCUK India), based at the British High Commission in New Delhi, plays a key role in enhancing the UK-India relationship in research and innovation. Since 2008, when the office was established, the UK together with the Government of India and third parties have together invested over £300 million in co-funded research and innovation programmes comprising over 200 individual projects, involving over 175 different UK and Indian research institutions and more than 100 industry partners.
Through these collaborative programmes, UK Research and Innovation enables a strong, strategic and mutually beneficial partnership with India. Our joint portfolio with India - one of the world’s fastest growing large economies and a major research power - drives shared prosperity, extends the frontiers of human knowledge and a strong partnership addressing shared global development goals. Collaborative projects cover an array of themes, including, energy, environment, food security, health, next generation IT networks, social sciences, and humanities.