The Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF), established under an agreement between the Governments of India and the United States of America in March 2000, is an autonomous, not for profit society that promotes and catalyzes Indo-US bilateral collaborations in science, technology, engineering and biomedical research through substantive interaction among government, academia and industry. As a grant making organization, the principle objective of IUSSTF is to provide opportunities, to exchange ideas, information, skills and technologies, and to collaborate on scientific and technological endeavor of mutual interest that can translate the power of science for the benefit of mankind at large.
Objectives of IUSSTF:
Catalyst to facilitate seed and promote US-India bilateral collaboration in science, technology, engineering and biomedical research through substantive interaction among academia, R&D laboratories, industry and government.
- Support exciting and enabling science and technology program portfolio that paves way for sustainable interactions and potential collaborations through networking.
- Promote and strengthen strategic partnership in science and technology under various intergovernmental initiatives and declarations.
- Create awareness through exchange and dissemination of information and opportunities toward promoting bilateral scientific and technological cooperation.
- Encourage public-private partnership and technopreneurship to foster elements of innovation and enterprise through knowledge networking between academia and industry.
- Capitalize on the scientific and technological synergy on issues of common concern leading to long-term partnership based on shared values.
- Explore new frontiers by nurturing contacts between young and mid-career scientists to develop mutual trust, leadership and fraternity in research and development.
“The Forum makes a valuable contribution to strengthening the bilateral US-India relationship by exploring and identifying fruitful areas of cooperation through sponsoring workshops, scientist exchanges and meetings. “
Fact Sheet, US Department of State
Washington DC, 18 July 2005