In 2010, the President of the Indian Republic declared the next ten years the “Decade of Innovation”. India has a long history of advanced science and research. One of the things which are currently being studied intensely is finding vaccines against malaria and tuberculosis.

“Together, we plan to develop new vaccines and help move them from the laboratory through complex testing, approval and manufacture, to local health centers where they can benefit individuals with the greatest need” - Rafi Ahmed, PhD, director of the Emory Vaccine Center
In 2008, the Emory Vaccine Center and the International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) joined forces and launched a new vaccine research center in New Delhi.  The ICGEB-Emory Vaccine Center's goal is to research viruses develop vaccines against viruses such as HIV, malaria, tuberculosis and test the vaccines. The partnership brings new opportunities and more efficiency to the field of research.

Danish-Indian collaboration programme
In the autumn of 2012, the Danish National Research Foundation launches a new Danish-Indian collaboration programme to promote and stimulate collaboration between elite research environments in Denmark and India. In the research arena, as in many other areas, India is a country experiencing rapid growth and thus is a country which can offer very interesting collaborators from a wide range of research fields. The DNRF expects to spend up to US$ 10 million in total on this initiative over a number of years. Grants from the DNRF are to cover the Danish-side activities of the collaboration. DNRF is yet to announce a date for distributing the call for proposals to its Centers of Excellence and a deadline for the proposals.
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