On March 4, 2023, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was inked between India and Mexico on research, technology and innovation collaborations.
- It was signed in the presence of Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Dr Jitendra Singh, Ministry of Science and Technology; Marcelo Ebrard, Mexico’s Minister of Foreign Affairs; and High-Level Delegations from both the sides at the India Science Centre, Lodhi Road in New Delhi, Delhi.
Focus Areas of MoU:
The focus will be on several key technology areas like Aerospace, Electronics Instrumentation & Strategic Sectors; Civil, Infrastructure & Engineering; Ecology, Environment Earth & Ocean Sciences and Water; Mining, Minerals, Metals & Materials; Chemicals (including leather) and Petrochemicals; Energy (Conventional & Non-Conventional) and Energy Devices; Agri, Nutrition & Biotech and Healthcare.
What is in the MoU?
i.Through this MoU, India’s Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Mexican Agencies can provide their effective inputs to the global society with Research and Innovation Partnerships for technology development, upscaling of each other’s Intellectual Property for commercialization, and Research Infrastructure Development & Sharing.
ii.There will be capacity building, training and participation in Knowledge dissemination activities, and a special focus on Technology and Industry collaboration.
i.India with the CSIR and sister Organizations will provide tangible results in the three priority areas of Water, Lithium and Vaccines flagged by the Mexican side.
ii.To identify specific collaborative proposals, topical interaction meetings between scientists from CSIR and institutions in Mexico are planned focusing on Health, Energy, Aerospace and Environmental protection aspects.
Recent Related News:
i.In January 2023, Mexico’s Renta Tu Casa Project conferred with Bronze Award at the UN-Habitat’s World Habitat Awards 2023.
ii.A Memorandum of Cooperation in the field of Information Technology between India and Egypt was exchanged by Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, Ministry of Communication; MeitY, GoI, and Dr. Amr Ahmed Samih Talaat, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Egypt.
President- Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador
Capital– Mexico City
Currency– Mexican Peso