2017 UNSW-India Research Roadshow


**APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED - Applicants will be notified of the outcome in September**


UNSW is making a series of targeted and highly strategic investments in developing transformative partnerships in India. India represents a major priority as part of the Global Impact pillar of the 2025 Strategy and developing high-impact collaborations with academic, industry and government partners will be key to our success.

As part of UNSW’s India Strategy, we will hold an inaugural Research Roadshow the week of 20-24 November 2017. The Roadshow is a joint initiative of the Divisions of External Relations, Research and Enterprise and we have identified the following high-level objectives:

  • To enable UNSW researchers to travel to India to make new connections and/or strengthen existing relationships;
  • To showcase UNSW’s capabilities, especially in the following research areas: smart cities, energy, water, climate, health and social enterprise sectors to prospective Indian partners.
  • To initiate and nurture strategic industry partnerships that will lead to knowledge exchange outcomes.

Expected outcomes will be the identification or consolidation of opportunities that will lead to future collaborative research partnerships with academic, industry and government partners.

Places are strictly limited, and participants will be selected on merit of their application. To apply to participate in the Roadshow, please submit this application form by 31 August 2017.

Guidelines and Application Instructions

  • The purpose of the Roadshow is to enable UNSW researchers to travel to India to make new connections and/or strengthen existing relationships which will lead to collaborative research partnerships in the future.
  • Participants will attend workshops with matched researchers and potential industry collaborators at key institutions in India including the Council for Scientific & Industrial Research, the Research & Innovation Circle of Hyderabad, The Energy and Resources Institute, the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and The Tata Group. 
  • All UNSW salaried academic staff are welcome to apply to attend the 2017 roadshow. Early Career Researchers (max 7 years post-PhD) are also strongly encouraged to apply, as one of the aims of the Roadshow is to provide ECRs with a springboard to establish strong international partnerships at an early stage in their careers.
  • The India Research Roadshow is funded by the Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor International and will be jointly led by the Pro Vice-Chancellor International, Pro Vice-Chancellor Research and the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering



UNSW will provide a travel stipend of up to $1,500 for return flights and will cover the costs of local transport and accommodation.



  • Smart Cities (examples are: architecture, urban development & planning, transport, infrastructure, communication technology, internet of things)
  • Energy, Water and Climate (examples are: devices, storage, energy systems, renewable energy, water and waste water management, membranes, coastal and estuarine management, aquatic ecosystems and biodiversity, oceanography, atmospheric science, carbon cycle, climate impacts)
  • Health and Biomedical Sciences (examples are: cardiovascular, respiratory, public health, biomedical devices)
  • Social Enterprise (translational focus on taking UNSW research discoveries and generating social impact in human and environmental well-being through partnerships with NGOs, entrepreneurs and industry partners with an emphasis on corporate social responsibility)



UNSW researchers must be salaried academic staff of UNSW.



Notification: September 2017

Roadshow: 20-24 November, 2017



  • Applications are now closed.



Please direct any questions to: internationalresearch@unsw.edu.au