Events during Nobel Memorial Week will continue until December 15
IIT Delhi and Business Sweden sign MoU to strengthen cooperation in the area of clean air and green energy
The Swedish Embassy, the Swedish Consulate General in Mumbai and other Team Sweden members, including Swedish companies operating in India, are virtually hosting the 14th edition of Sweden India Nobel Memorial Week (SINMW). Although the actual week is from 6-10 December 2021, events under the Nobel Umbrella have already started in November and will continue until 15 December.
This is the second year that the event takes place practically due to the pandemic.
The highlights of Sweden India Nobel Memorial Week 2021 (SINMW2021) are:
After the astonishing success of the launch last year, She STEM is back in a slightly new avatar for the Instagram generation. She STEM is a joint initiative between the Swedish Embassy in India and the Atal Innovation Mission, which emphasizes the importance of STEM education for young girls and women. For 2021, She STEM was launched with an Insta reels challenge for 13-17 year old students who were invited to apply their creative side to scientific solutions for a competition that asks them to “fast forward to 2040”. Students were expected to come up with Insta rolls on how to make this world a better place to live as a STEM leader (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics).
A jury will select the winners. The award ceremony will take place together with a panel discussion among leading female voices on leading STEM and sustainability on 6 December 2021 at 2.30 pm.
The online event is open to everyone. Interested candidates can register at https://t.co/hpJo32bDEH
MoU with IIT Delhi, IIT Madras and IIT Bombay
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi and Business Sweden – The Swedish Trade and Investment Council has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen cooperation in the field of clean air and green energy. The Memorandum of Understanding aims to promote collaboration at the university level by linking IIT Delhi with leading research universities and institutes in Sweden, especially during future research and innovation calls between India and Sweden. The Memorandum of Understanding involves the exchange of skills between India and Sweden through discussion forums and faculty exchanges.
In an effort to co-create innovative and sustainable clean water solutions, Business Sweden India and the Swedish Energy Agency have also signed a letter of intent with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras and the International Center for Clean Water (ICCW).
Similarly, another Memorandum of Understanding will be signed next week with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay for collaboration in the field of smart grids and e-mobility. With these agreements, these institutes have academic and research partners for the ecosystem Sustainability by Sweden and showroom in India, which is a joint initiative of the Swedish Energy Agency and Team Sweden.
These collaborations are important milestones in creating a strong ecosystem of Swedish and Indian units that will continuously work to build a climate-neutral future for both countries.
The Nobel Prize Teachers’ Meeting
As part of Sweden India Nobel Memorial Week 2021, the Swedish Consulate General in Mumbai will organize a “Nobel Prize Teacher Summit” on December 7, 2021 in collaboration with a local partner Idobro Impact Solutions. ‘Nobel Prize Teacher Summit’ is an international teachers’ conference of the Nobel Prize Museum with the support of the Swedish Institute. The theme of this year’s Summit is “In the River of Facts” to provide teachers with teaching strategies for navigating knowledge between scientific facts, personal values and conspiracy theories. The Nobel teachers’ material will be distributed physically and digitally with the teachers present. Teachers are expected to use this material in their classrooms to spread knowledge about the Nobel Prize, the summit and the purpose of the theme among children. So start conversations on the ground about disinformation and share ways to curb it before it ends up harming communities.
Innovation lecture series on sustainable development goals
Sweden Alumni Network India, Bengaluru Chapter – in collaboration with a local partner Acharya Institute – organizes the Innovation Lecture Series alongside SINMW2021.
SANI (Sweden Alumni Network India) award night
The Swedish Institute Alumni Network comprises more than 15,000 talented individuals from over 140 countries. These are people who have studied or researched at a Swedish university, have participated in one of the Swedish Institute’s leadership programs or participated in Sida’s (Swedish Development Cooperation) International educational programs. This year, Sweden Alumni Network India (all its branches in Bengaluru, Kerala, Maharashtra and Goa, New Delhi, Mumbai and Tamil Nadu) is awarded the title of Alumni Network of the Year 2021.
Ambassador Klas Molin said: “We are pleased to present the 14th edition of Sweden India Nobel Memorial Week, one of the embassy’s true flagship events. It pays tribute to Alfred Nobel and his deep legacy in science, research, innovation and art.. Here in India is a reminder of the long-term commitment of Sweden and Swedish companies, our sponsors. “
“Our countries have very strong bilateral ties in so many sectors, with a strong focus on innovation and sustainability, which together with gender equality are the underlying themes for this year’s Nobel Memorial Week. With the covid protocols in mind, we have tried to cure a small number “Safe events for this year. Looking ahead to 2022, we hope to be able to come back with at least one hybrid Sweden India Nobel Memorial Week,” he added.
Last updated on December 4, 2021