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25th DST–CII Technology Summit 2019–The Kingdom of Netherlands to be the Partner Country
Oct 31, 2018

The Confederation of Indian Industry with the Department of Science & Technology today held the Curtain Raiser to announce the Silver Jubilee edition of Technology Summit 2019. The Kingdom of Netherlands will be the partner country.

H.E. Marten van den Berg, Ambassador to India, Kingdom of Netherlands shared that the visit of their Honorable Prime Minister Mr Mark Rutte to India in May this year has marked the start of collaboration for 10 years of Science, Technology & Innovation collaboration between India & Netherlands. He said by combining the best entrepreneurial and scientific minds in public private partnerships focused on affordable and scalable solutions, India and the Netherlands are addressing unmet needs and opening new collaborative avenues together in areas such as water, health, agriculture, high tech systems and IT.

Professor Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary Department of Science & Technology said that this is an important year in which we are celebrating 10th year of our research partnership with the Netherlands.He welcomed co-creation of knowledge jointly with Dutch institutions in the fields of Water, health, cyber physical system etc. He cautioned that soon antibiotics may loose their impact and we are already addressing this challenge by working on Anti Microbial Resistance (AMR).

Dr Harsh Vardhan, Honorable Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Government of India said that the successful bilateral research cooperation between India's Department of Science and Technology, Department of Biotechnology and Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology with the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency- the organizations have planned to structure their cooperation in sectors such as affordable medical devices, urban water systems, big data and Internet of Things (IoT).

Honorable Minister said that between the two countries there is great scope to explore a closer partnership to leverage emerging digital technologies and to increase transparency and trust for societal benefits and to enhance security in digital applications across sectors of mutual focus.

Dr. Harsh Vardhan also proposed to take the 25th Technology Summit-2019, to the next level, by inviting global participation during the next year summit and making it the biggest and most successful summit ever.

30 October 2018

New Delhi

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