India will host the 24th edition of Technology Summit with Italy as the partner country. The two-day Technology Summit will be inaugurated on 29th October, 2018 by the Union Minister for Science& Technology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan and Prof. Michele Geraci, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Economic Development, Italy. Valedictory session of the summit will be addressed by the Prime Ministers of India & Italy.
This is the first time that Italy has been selected as partner country for this prestigious event. Italian Prime Minister will be leading a 200-strong delegation for the Summit comprising business leaders, scientists, heads of research and scientific organisations and technocrats.
The Technology Summit is envisaged to serve as a wide-ranging knowledge-business partnership platform. Companies, institutions and government agencies from India and Partner Country (Italy)will endeavor to forge technology transfers / joint ventures / R&D partnership with an aim to increase bilateral trade & investments. The Summit will also facilitate a comprehensive convergence of key elements of knowledge economy (science, technology & innovation; research & development; and higher education) of India and Italy.
Aerospace, Cleantech, Cultural Heritage, Education, Healthcare, ICT and Renewables are the seven focus sectors for this year’s summit.
There will be 11 Conference sessions, 10 Tech Talks, 500+ B2B meetings, 10 Business Presentations, Digital exposition during the Summit. Key scientists, academics and Industry leaders from both countries will be addressing the Technology Summit.
It is envisaged that the Technology Summit will help in strengthening, expanding and deepening India-Italy relationship in multiple ways. It will also strengthen the collaborations between industries and universities of both countries and would lead to scaling-up of the existing bilateral industrial R&D programs.