Harsh Vardhan addressing at the inauguration of the India-Italy Technology Summit, in New Delhi on October 29, 2018
The 24th India-Italy Technology Summit was jointly inaugurated by India’s Minister for Science & Technology Harsh Vardhan and Italian Deputy Minister for Economic Development, Michele Geraci, in New Delhi on Monday.
Inaugurating the Summit, Harsh Vardhan said, “The Technology Summit offers an invaluable platform to forge knowledge partnerships between the two countries.”
Among the deliverables of the Summit, he mentioned follow-up action between Indian and Italian organizations, timely convergence of dialogues in focus sectors, identifying potential projects for India-Italy bilateral R&D collaboration, and identifying bilateral technology development initiatives to establish demonstration projects in a time-bound manner.
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Delivering the keynote address, Michele Geraci said that hundreds of representatives from over 50 Italian companies had come to India for the Technology Summit.
Both the countries are going through big challenges which are crucial for them to solve. While Italy is looking at ways to ensure long-term growth, India is already on a high-growth curve. This offers great opportunity for the two countries to increase their bilateral trade.
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