UK and India sign research agreement to work on AI, decarbonisation and sustainability

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Governments agree to support collaboration on AI, sustainability and decarbonisation

A new agreement between the UK and Indian governments aims to support research collaboration between the two countries. The arrangement includes plans for university partnerships, and joint research programmes covering a wide range of areas including AI, sustainability and decarbonisation.

The agreement was signed following a meeting between UK science minister George Freeman and his Indian counterpart Jitendra Singh. It is the latest in a series of bilateral agreements signed by the UK government to bolster research collaboration over the last two years – during which time the country’s participation in the world’s largest research multinational research fund, Horizon Europe, has been on hold.