Indo-French Centre for the Promotion of Advanced Research (IFCPAR)/
Centre Franco-Indien pour la Promotion de la Recherche Avancée (CEFIPRA)

About the Programme

Industry-Academia Research & Development Programme (IARDP) of Indo-French Centre for Promotion of Advanced Research (CEFIPRA) was launched in 2002 to support collaborative research programme involving Industry & Academia of both the countries.

It has worked as an enabling platform for the industrial organizations in India & France to realize their potential in terms of product and process development. It has facilitated innovation, risk taking for Industries and also bringing the private industry, public institutions and the government under one roof to promote the research and innovation between India & France.

The projects supported under the programme have resulted in prominent outcomes in the form of some products which have already come to the market and some promising research leads seeing a ray of hope for commercialization.


To promote linkages between Industry*(SME/MSME/Big industry) and Academia of France and India by enhance the competitiveness of the Industrial partner and leveraging the research skills of Academia.


To promote the development of new processes or products or the improvement of existing processes or products, through industry centric proposal focusing its need for society benefit. It’s expected that the proposed ideas should have deliverables like demonstration of proof concept & prototype building up to Technology Readiness Level (TRL 4-5)

Thrust area

  • Renewable & Clean Energy
  • Smart Mobility
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Advanced Materials Manufacturing
  • Blue Economy
  • Agricultural Science and Technology
  • Sustainable Nutrition
  • Affordable Health Care
  • Technology for the SDGs
  • Waste Management & Circular Economy
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