ZOOM on the Office for Science and Technology of the Embassy of France in India
The Consulate General of France in Bombay houses one of the three offices for Science and Technology, the other two being located in Delhi and Bangalore.
Sandrine Maximilien, Civil and Urban Planning Engineer with a Ph.D. in Materials Science, is heading this sector in Bombay since September 2014. She assisted by Miss Kashmira Pavri.
The role of this office is to promote scientific and technological cooperation between the two countries through various programmes and activities launched by the IFCPAR platform (Indo-French Centre for the Promotion of Advanced Research), created in 1988 and run equally by the two countries, to finance thematic seminars, and encourage exchange of researchers.
The Office for Science and Technology Club also hosts the R & D Club consisting of French companies in India in order to help match the French companies to the Indian research institutions and implement suitable projects. Today with about fifty members, this Club meets four times a year, alternating the venue of the meetings between members of the Club and Indian research institutions. The meeting of 23rd February 2015 was hosted by the R & D Centre of L’Oréal in Mumbai. That of June 22 was held at the Indian Institute of Science, Education and Research in Pune, and was followed by the visit of the R & D Center of Faurecia.
For more information : http://frenchscienceindia.org