Global Innovation Alliances (GIA) members countries of UK, Australia, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, Netherlands among others noted that India cannot be ignored for biopharmaceuticals as clinical trials and vaccine take centre-stage.
Stating that India is being considered for clinical trials and manufacture of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) and for vaccine trials, besides healthcare in general and regulatory, said GIA members.
At the run up to the Bengaluru Tech Summit 2020 which will be held virtually for the first time from November 19 to 21, 2020. Karnataka government has embarked on developing Global Innovation Alliances with innovation hubs of the world, through which there are on going engagements with over 20 countries on a regular basis. The engagements range from G2G meetings and MoUs, to active projects for skilling, R&D and start-up cooperation. Partner countries like Australia, France, Germany, Israel, Netherlands , Switzerland and UK, among others, will play a key role in showcasing advancements made in technology and how future ready their innovations are through the GIA sessions platform.
The three day event will also have a dedicated track for GIA sessions for facilitating international partnerships. Countries will host technology sessions for ecosystem connects, exchange of ideas and people, and deliberations on policy environment.
Minister level delegations from key GIA partner countries are expected throughout the three-day Summit. Annika Saarikko, Minister of Science and Culture, Finland; Karen Andrews, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, Australia; Tariq Ahmad, Minister for South Asia and the Commonwealth, UK; Prof. Andreas Pinkwart, Minister of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy of the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany who will be addressing the virtual gathering.
The 23rd edition of Bengaluru Tech Summit will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, d more than 40,000 visitors. It will also witness international technology experts who will be part of panel discussions and also participate as keynote speakers across all the tracks.
This year, Karnataka is expected to sign over 7 MoUs with GIA partner institutions for cooperation in startups, research & development and skilling, out of which 7 will be signed at Bengaluru Tech Summit. The MoU will also chart deliverables regarding mentorship connects and mutual industry facilitation. Department of Electronics IT Bt and S&T and the Department of Commerce and Industry have jointly decided to sign an MoU with Indiana Economic Development to work on projects in electric vehicles and medical devices/healthcare. The MoU will be signed for a period of 5 years.
They are now working at global level, through exchange of people and ideas, so that Karnataka may consistently maintain its lead position in innovation, science and technology.