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India-Sweden Innovation Meet

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Relevance

  • GS 2: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.

 

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Context

  • Recently, 8th India-Sweden Innovation Day meet was held on the theme ‘Accelerating India Sweden Green Transition’.

 

International Energy Agency

 

Key points

  • India and Sweden cooperation in Energy Sector will go a long way in achieving the ultimate goal of fossil fuel free economy.
  • Cooperation in the energy sector was identified as an important area during the visit of our Prime Minister to Stockholm in April 2018, as India is looking for technology solutions for clean energy.
  • The meeting has identified several important themes for S&T cooperation such as Smart Cities, Clean Technologies, Digitalization including Internet of Things, Machine Learning, Circular economy etc.
  • A new joint call was taken on Circular economy including the themes such as Health Science and Waste to Wealth by the Department of Science and Technology, Department of Biotechnology and Swedish Vinnova during 2021-2022.
  • ICMR India and Swedish FORTE have also agreed to launch the new call in 2021-2022 on broad themes viz., Public health, prevention, and health promotion Organization and provision of care for the elderly.
  • In addition, The Department of Bio Technology is already engaged with Swedish Partners on Incubator Connect, Digital Health Care and Global Bio India programmes, enhancing the partnerships in the field of Bio Technology
  • The Science and Technology cooperation between two countries forms the important component of the bilateral cooperation, which was initiated through the Indo-Swiss Inter-Governmental Agreement signed at Stockholm on 9th December 2005.
  • This agreement has provisions for cooperation through. It includes exchange of scientists, graduate students, research workers, technologists, other specialists and scholars among others.

 

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