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The Indo-Europen Science and Innovation partnership conference

Some 200 European and Indian stakeholders from the public and private sectors will gather in Brussels on 31 May – 1 June 2012 to discuss common challenges, priority areas and instruments for enhanced Europe-India cooperation in research and innovation. Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, the European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science and Shri Vilasrao Deshmukh, the Indian Minister of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences will address the conference, which will also provide an occasion for showcasing existing opportunities and good practices in Europe-India cooperation.

Following the EU-India Joint Declaration on Research and Innovation Cooperation in February 2012, this Conference will be the first step in moving up a gear to build an Indo-European research and innovation partnership, with larger scale, scope and impact; a focus on common challenges and enhanced synergies.

Plenary sessions will focus on:

Overall context of Europe-India research and innovation relations and the vision for building the Europe-India Partnership for research and innovation.
The path from "research to innovation to business" with mobilisation of industrial partners in EU–India cooperation.

Tool box for Europe-India research and innovation cooperation: Among the variety of existing schemes and cooperation patterns it is important to identify what works best in the Europe-India context.

Concurrent thematic sessions will identify priorities for future cooperation and make recommendations on concrete actions in the following areas:

  •     Environment/water
  •     Bio-economy
  •     Energy
  •     Health
  •     ICT

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