TDB-CEFIPRA-Bpifrance Programme


Technology Development Board (TDB), a statutory body of the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India and Bpifrance, a public investment bank, France have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to carry out activities related to the exchanging of best practices and the setting up of coordinated measures to foster technological exchanges and innovation, collaborations between companies, organizations and institutions of France and India.


Under this MoU, TDB and Bpifrance, France launched a joint Call for proposal (s) for Indian & French Companies/ Industries/ SMEs. On behalf of TDB, this joint call is implemented by the Indo French Centre for the Promotion of Advanced Research (IFCPAR/CEFIPRA). The targeted areas (with sub-areas in focus, but not limited to) for this call are:

  • Aeronautics
  • Automotive
  • Biotechnology with special emphasis to health biotechnology

"Proposal submission is open during the entire duration of MoU till 10th April, 2021 with quarterly cut off dates on 31st March, 30th June, 30th September, and 31st December every year."

Call for TDB-CEFIPRA-Bpifrance Programme (Last date for next quarterly submission: 31 December, 2017)(Click here to download)

Application Format (Click here to download)

Eligibility and Guidelines (Click here to download)