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Indo-Norwegian Cooperation Programme (INCP)

The Indo-Norwegian Cooperation Programme in Higher Education and Research (INCP) aims at enhancing higher education links between India and Norway. The programme is based on the India-Norway MoU on cooperation in higher education, which was signed on 14. February, 2014, and on the Agreement on Academic Cooperation between the University Grants Commission (UGC) India and the Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SIU).

HiB is currently involved in this INCP project:

Advanced Nano materials for Clean Energy Applications - A Joint collaborative project between Bergen University College, Norway and Coimbatore Institute of Technology, India

2015 – 2018

Among the clean energy resources, solar energy is the best choice to meet the projected electrical energy demand, but the current cost of solar technologies and their intermittent nature make them hardly competitive on an energy market still dominated by cheap fossil fuels. Both Norway and India have been active in high quality research on solar cell technology, and this project will help motivate students to create new efficient and cost-effective technologies for future clean energy applications.

The partnership consists of three higher education institutions.


The main objective of this joint project is to strengthen and expand the existing research collaboration between the partner institutions resulting in close ties in educational activities and increase in student and staff mobility within the field of nanomaterials for clean energy applications.

Project activities

  • Increased mobility of master students, Ph.D., research fellows and academic staff.
  • Increased joint supervision of Master and Ph.D., students.
  • Develop and teach a joint research-based course “Computer modeling for nanomaterials”
  • Exchange of knowledge within nanomaterial research for clean energy applications.

More information: http://www.cit-hib-incp2014.com/index.html