Canada chosen as partner country for 2017 Technology Summit, New Delhi

ANI | Updated: Oct 18, 2017 18:32 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct. 18 (ANI): Canada will be the partner country at the 23rd iteration of the Tech Summit, India's largest knowledge and technology conference and exhibition to be held from November 14 to 15, 2017 in New Delhi. The Summit is organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Indian Department of Science and Technology (DST).

The India-Canada Tech Summit will highlight range of research and innovations areas where India and Canada are world leaders. The themes will be Advanced Manufacturing which includes advances in aerospace, Automotive and Robotics, Transportation which includes Intelligent Transport Systems, Aviation, and Infrastructure, Artificial Intelligence highlighting ICT, Data Sciences, Life Sciences, and Agricultural Technology, and Energy which covers Clean Technologies and Extractive Technologies.

A particular focus of the summit is highlighting the role of women in science and business as well as promoting the start-up and incubator communities in India and Canada.

"We are pleased to welcome Canada as the partner country at the 2017 Tech Summit. Our two countries enjoy an active and multifaceted science, technology and innovation partnership and the Tech Summit will showcase the strength and future potential of the relationship," said Dr Harsh Vardhan, India's Minister of Science and Technology

"The path to continued economic growth for Canada is through innovation. Globalization and technology are reshaping how the world lives and works and Canada and India are ideal partners who can benefit from each other's ideas. The Canadian companies coming to India for the India-Canada Tech Summit include world class innovators and technologies that, when partnered with innovative Indian companies, research, and technologies will improve lives and drive growth," added The High Commissioner for Canada to India, Nadir Patel. (ANI)