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Canada to be the partner country for the 2017 Technology Summit in New Delhi

Canada to be the partner country for the 2017 Technology Summit in New Delhi
October 19
10:53 2017

New Delhi, Oct 18 Canada will be the partner country at the 23rd iteration of the Tech Summit, India’s largest knowledge and technology conference and exhibition from 14 – 15 November, 2017 in New Delhi. The Summit is organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Indian Department of Science and Technology (DST).

The India-Canada Tech Summit will highlight a broad range of research and innovations areas where India and Canada are world leaders. The themes in four sectors are: Advanced Manufacturing which includes advances in aerospace, Automotive and Robotics, Transportation which includes Intelligent Transport Systems, Aviation, and Infrastructure, Artificial Intelligence highlighting ICT, Data Sciences, Life Sciences, and Agricultural Technology, and Energy which covers Clean Technologies and Extractive 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.

Harsh Vardhan, India’s Minister of Science and Technology, said: “We are pleased to welcome Canada as the partner country at the 2017 Tech Summit. Our two countries enjoy an active and multifaceted science, technology and innovation partnership and the Tech Summit will showcase the strength and future potential of the relationship.”

High Commissioner for Canada to India, Mr. Nadir Patel, said: “The path to continued economic growth for Canada is through innovation. Globalization and technology are reshaping how the world lives and works and Canada and India are ideal partners who can benefit from each other’s ideas. The Canadian companies coming to India for the India-Canada Tech Summit include world class innovators and technologies that, when partnered with innovative Indian companies, research, and technologies will improve lives and drive growth.”

Mr. Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General of the Confederation of Indian Industry, said: “As India’s premier industry association, we started the technology-journey in the early nineties, led by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam and are consistently working towards increasing Indian industry’s R&D spends. In this year’s Summit, Indian and Canadian companies will get an opportunity to explore technology partnerships to be globally competitive.”

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