Department of Science & Technology (DST) – Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
INDIA - CANADA Technology Summit 2017
14th - 15th November 2017
Department of Science and Technology, Government of India (DST) in association with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) organized the INDIA-CANADA Technology Summit at The Lalit Hotel, New Delhi on 14th & 15th November, 2017.
Students of MBA and Mechanical Engineering Department of Dronacharya Group of Institutions, Greater Noida attended the Summit on 14th & 15th November 2017.
The summit was inaugurated by Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences Dr. Harsh Vardhan and Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Mr. Navdeep Singh Bains.
The dignitaries in the opening session included
Secretary DST, Prof. Ashutosh Sharma;
Canada’s Deputy Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Mr. John Knubley;
President CII, Ms. Shobana Kamineni;
Chairman of Technology Summit Mr. Vikram Kirloskar;
Director General of CII, Mr. Chandrajit Banerjee; and
Adviser, International Cooperation, DST Dr. Arabinda Mitra.
In his inaugural address Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that “as partners in the 21st century knowledge economy, this Technology Summit reinforces our common belief in the power of science and technology in contributing to the present and future strategic Indo-Canadian partnership”. A new call for joint projects under the Indo-Canadian Industrial R&D programme was also announced on this occasion. Industry led joint R&D projects that have significant potential for commercialization leading to product or process development in the areas of advanced manufacturing, clean technologies, smart cities and food and agro technologies will be supported by DST from India and the National Research Council of Canada.
The two Ministers also announced a new mobility based student internship program that will foster research and industrial linkages by promoting cross-border cooperation under support of the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) of DST and MITACS of Canada. The new phase of India Canada - IMPACTS program between DST and NSERC, Canada was announced to promote multidisciplinary research partnerships aimed to deliver practical solutions through application of science and technology.
The themes for the Technology Summit highlighted a broad range of research and innovations areas where India and Canada have common interests. These cover, Advanced Manufacturing, Intelligent Transport Systems, Aviation, and Infrastructure, Artificial Intelligence, Data Sciences, Agricultural Technology, Clean Energy & Clean Technologies. A particular focus of the Summit is highlighting the role of women in science and business as well as promoting the start - up and incubator communities in India and Canada. The Canadian and Indian companies for the Tech Summit include world class innovators and technologies that have potential to forge new knowledge-market-economy connect at bilateral level. Sixty smart technologies were also showcased as a part of the exhibition.