Collaboration Kick-starter Program (CKP)


Collaboration Kick-starter Program (CKP) is a 2-year funding program of JICA with a goal of enhancing research collaboration between IIT Hyderabad (IITH) and Japan. CKP aims to facilitate and accelerate active collaboration between IITH and Japanese academia and industry, through providing two kinds of intermediate research funds, Academic Research Collaboration (ARC) and Academia Industrial Collaboration (AIC), to promising collaborative research projects for the purpose of 1) supporting quick launching of collaboration and R&D in the start-up phase, 2) supporting IITH researchers to apply for research grants of other funding schemes for large-scale and long-term R&D, and 3) promoting students’ research interactions with Japanese academia and industrial collaborators.

Selected Projects

Indian PI
Japanese PI
Research Topic
Year of Selection
Dr. Pinaki Prasad BHATTACHARJEE, Dept. of Materials Science and Metallurgical EngineeringDr. Nobuhiro Tsuji, Professor, Dept . Of Materials Science and Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University [LINK]Challenging the Strength-Ductility Paradox in Materials: Cryo-Mechanical Processing of Nano-Lamellar Eutectic High Entropy AlloysNTNSFY2016
Dr. Tarun Kanti PANDA, Dept. of ChemistryDr. Kazushi Mashima, Professor, Dept. of Materials Engineering Science, Division of Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University [LINK]
Development of 100% Atom Economical Catalytic Transformations by Electropositive Metal CatalystsEEFY2016
Dr. G Prabu Sankar, Dept. of ChemistryDr. Osamu Tsutumi, Professor, Dept. of Applied Chemistry, College of Life Sciences, Ritumeikan University [LINK]
Gold-N-Heterocyclic Carbenes: Tuning from Blue to White EmissionNTNSFY2017
Dr. Abhinav Kumar, Dept. of Electrical EngineeringDr. Rie Shigetomi Yamaguchi, Associate Professor, Social ICT Research Center, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology [LINK]Privacy preserving framework for location based servicesNGCTFY2017
Dr. Sushmee Badhulika, Dept. of Electrical EngineeringDr. Shigeyasu Uno, Professor, Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, College of Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University [LINK]Nanomaterials based low cost, flexible and smart sensors for multifunctional sensing applications in healthcareEEFY2017
Dr. Srijith P. K., Dept. of Computer Science and EngineeringDr. Emtiyaz Khan, Team Leader at the RIKEN center for Advanced Intelligence Project (AIP) [LINK]Advancing deep learning with Bayesian modelling and faster inference algorithmsNGCTFY2017
Dr. Debraji Bhattacharyya, Dept. of Civil EngineeringDr. Satoshi Soda, Professor, Department of Environmental Systems Engineering, College of Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University [LINK]Developing a cost-effective biological decentralized domestic wastewater treatment system using bacteria and microalgae for residential communitiesSDFY2017