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8th India Sweden Innovation Day 2021: Two nations meet to celebrate the power of climate-positive technology in the pursuit of a green transition
Published October 13, 2021
It calls for measures to accelerate the green transition through innovation and digitalisation, which strengthens confidence, security and economic growth between two countries.
• The theme for the eighth India Sweden Innovation Day is “Accelerating India Sweden’s Green Transition.
• The event will be held on October 26, 2021.
• Industry experts will hold sessions addressing various global issues, including “How to Recover the Pandemic Economy”.
• Shri Dr. Jitendra Singh, Hon’s Minister of Science and Technology, Government of India, will be one of the key speakers from India.
• The event will be run from a live studio with digital broadcast for audiences in Sweden and India
• Registrations for the event are open: https://india-sweden-innovation-day-2021.confetti.events/signup
New Delhi: India and Sweden will celebrate the 8th Innovation Day on October 26 at 08: 00-16: 30 (Swedish time) and 11: 30-20: 00 (Indian time). The online event with the theme “Accelerating India Sweden’s Green Transition” is hosted by India Unlimited in collaboration with the Indian Embassy in Sweden, the Sweden-India Business Council and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
The full-day event will be divided into nine parts to discuss various aspects of climate change and possible solutions for a green transition. The sessions will include an exchange of ideas on the implementation of digital technology and artificial intelligence to implement climate-friendly solutions. The power of technology could not be overestimated to combat the pandemic and resume several operations to reach a certain normality. Utilizing it further in a creative way will increase growth and development in all countries, giving them the much-needed help to recover during the post-pandemic era. Therefore, the forum will lead discussions to analyze various aspects of technology related to the two nations, including Sweden-India Tech Startup Ecosystems, Joint Investments in Technology, Healthcare, Energy, Transportation, Industry 4.0, Technology Parks, Sweden-India Future Trends and the extent of artificial intelligence.
Robin Sukhia, President, Sweden – India Business Council, highlighted the ongoing developments in this area and said: “Being part of Sweden-India Innovation Day is an excellent way to keep track of various collaborations that stakeholders including companies, organizations and academia have between our countries. This day shows us what the future has to offer and gives a better understanding of what is possible based on hardcore collaborations. We are pleased to support this initiative and will continue to provide advice and connect startups and large companies in AI, digitalization, fintech, road safety, music, defense, slag generation, cleantech and more. The connection between Sweden and India has never before been stronger. The ongoing activities have created several opportunities that have led both nations to growth and success! ”
The governments of both countries have been remarkably supportive of the event and have also worked together to help each other achieve well-being and economic growth through environmentally friendly strategies. Both governments will also talk about the impact and efforts of private actors to accelerate technology and combat the challenges posed by the pandemic.
In the evening before the Cop-26 and comments on bilateral relations between India and Sweden, Tanmaya Lal, India’s ambassador to Sweden and Latvia saysAs the world begins to overcome the pandemic and seriously resumes the fight against global warming, it is important to accelerate an inclusive green transition. This requires innovative solutions for cleaner technology, circular economy, smart grids, healthtech, AI and digitization more than ever. India Sweden Innovation Day brings together some leading stakeholders to make this happen. ‘
The event will hold sessions on various aspects of a climate change plan, including investments in technology, technology parks, Sweden-India Future Trends and opportunities to create and co-create AI infrastructure to promote innovation and support Industry 4.0’s vision and mission.
Sanjoo Malhotra, CEO of India Unlimited, said, “The eighth innovation day will be a platform for sharing the joint initiatives that India and Sweden intend to take for sustainable development and designing action plans to protect the environment. It will be a live virtual event, where think tanks, government officials and industry experts from two of the fastest growing economies will share their insights on accelerated digitization and climate-positive technologies and public-private partnerships. Climate change is a major threat to the world, and it is time to transform our approach to these challenges and turn them into opportunities by formulating strategic policies and building partnerships on green technology, energy and sustainable industry and transport. ”
The event will begin with a welcoming message from Tanmaya Lal, Hon Ambassador to India in Sweden and Latvia. The inaugural speech will be given by Dr. Jitendra Singh, Hon Minister for Science and Technology, Government of India and Ibrahim Baylan, Hon Minister for Business, Industry and Innovation, Government of Sweden, Dr. Renu Swarup Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, Darja Isaksson, Director General, Vinnova; Sweden’s innovation agency. Other prominent speakers at the event are Sanjoo Malhotra CEO, India Unlimited; Robin Sukhia VD, Sweden-India Business Council; TV Narendran President, Confederation of Indian Industry; Amit Chadha VD & VD, L&T Technology Services; Robert Andren, Director General, Swedish Energy Agency; Martin Lundstedt CEO, Volvo Group.
Other speakers who will hold the event include Klas Molin Hon Sweden’s Ambassador to India ;; Sasan Shaba, Head of International Cooperation; Dr Sapna Poti Director Strategic Alliances, Office of the Chief Scientific Adviser, Government of India; Per-Arne Wikström, Science and Innovation Advisor; Erik Åstedt, Head of Innovation Partnership, Ministry of Trade and Industry and Innovation Sweden. Jeevan Prakash G, Vice President & VD / MD – Nordics & Benelux, L&T Technology Services. Ludvig Lindström, Senior Business Developer, Swedish Energy Agency; Annika Nilsson, Senior Business Developer, Swedish Energy Agency; Nicolas Fouassier, project manager, Pamoja Cleantech; Felix Sippel, project manager, Pamoja Cleantech; Cecilia Oskarsson, Trade Commissioner in Sweden to India, Business Sweden; Venkatagiri KS, Chief Adviser, Confederation of Indian Industry; Hitesh Kumbhat CFO Sweden, Kalpataru Power.
Innovation Day will strengthen relations between the two countries and will provide new opportunities for the public and private sectors to increase the prosperity of nations. It is expected that it will help both countries to develop new and common strategic goals in terms of environmental policy, the role of startups in economic development and the adoption of technology.