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Sweden Indian Nobel Memorial Week to start from Oct.1

Updated: Sep 29, 2016 11:14 IST

New Delhi [India], Sept.29 (ANI): The Embassy of Sweden will be celebrating the tenth edition of The Sweden India Nobel Memorial Week 2016 betweenOctober 1 -7, 2016.

The annual high-profile event showcases the sustainability and innovations of Sweden and Swedish companies with an aim to further enhance the knowledge of Sweden in India.

The Sweden India Nobel Memorial Week 2016 comprises a number of events ranging from seminars and panel discussions among well-known Indian and Swedish decision makers from government and business as well as academia, to competitions for student and cultural performances.

These events take place across Indore, Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Guwahati and New Delhi.

The highlight of the tenth edition of the Week is the visit of the Mr.Ibrahim Baylan, Minister for Policy Coordination and Energy, and Mr. Erik Brandsma, Director General of Swedish Energy Agency.Other exciting programs of the week are The Nobel Wall in Delhi, Noida and Chennai, The Swedish Film Festival in Chennai and Nobel Memorial Reception.

Sweden's Ambassador Harald Sandberg said, "The Nobel Week is a great platform to strengthen cooperation and deepen relations between both the countries. India and Sweden do share common basic values and interests, and at the same time, we see a great potential to take inspiration from each other and expand our cooperation across a range of sectors. India is a great example of unity in diversity and Sweden collaborates with India under the India's "Smart Cities" initiative. Many Swedish companies specializing in the sustainable urban development sector have been working in India for many years."

The Sweden India Nobel Memorial Week is held in memory of Swedish innovator and philanthropist Alfred Nobel to celebrate Indian Nobel laureates and is organized in cooperation with leading Swedish companies in India. The theme for the tenth edition of the Week is Swedish contributions -- "Sweden Makes in India", including sustainability and innovation. Our endeavour is to use this platform to focus on innovations and sustainable development, which is the trademark of Swedish companies."

There are around 160 Swedish companies operating in the country employing 160,000 people directly.

Swedish companies supporting the Sweden India Nobel Memorial Week 2016 are Embassy of Sweden, ABB, Altas Copco, Ericsson, IKEA, SAAB, Scania, SEB, Tetra Pak, Volvo Cars and Volvo Group and the SME partners Blueair, Camfil and CleanMotion. The Embassy also partners with KLM / Air France for the Nobel week.

The Sweden India Nobel Memorial Week is a high-profile, multi-city, multi-activity annual event organized by the Embassy of Sweden in India in cooperation with several Swedish companies. The Week is instituted in memory of Swedish innovator, entrepreneur and philanthropist Alfred Nobel. It also celebrates the contribution of Indian Nobel Laureates as well.

The theme for the tenth edition of The Sweden- India Nobel Memorial Week takes place across Indore, Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Mumbai, Bhubaneswar, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Guwahati and New Delhi between August 10-October 7, 2016. (ANI)