India Sweden Innovation Day

With the advent of the 4th Industrial Revolution & Globalization 4.0, we stand on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, consume and relate to one another. The unprecedented pace of technological change means that our systems of health, transportation, safety, communication, production, distribution, and energy – just to name a few – will be completely transformed.

Managing that change can create business new opportunities between India and Sweden. A synergy between these two nations on Government, Industrial, Academic, Cities and Start-Up fronts will lead to a new flavour of innovation and entrepreneurship to build domestic competitiveness. With advances in robotics and artificial intelligence in the context of aging societies like Sweden and growing societies like India, we will have to move from a narrative of production and consumption toward one of sharing, caring creating a more inclusive equitable approach.

Can India and Sweden work even closer together to solve some of the greater issues affecting all humanity. How can the Start-Up Revolution in India and Sweden contribute here? How will the Sweden India partnership using resilient and sustainable Technology, Energy and Innovation based solutions contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and Climate Change Goals?

On the 9th of September as part of Stockholm Tech Week, we will have a focus on the creative force of Industrial/ Government changemakers, start-ups and solutionaries. Two delegations will come from India: Confederation of Indian Industry Tech Delegation and Start Up Tech Delegation with Invest Stockholm/ Sweden India Business Council. The finalists of the Smart City Innovation Hackathon held on 4th and 5th of September shall also present their final pitch.

Program Outline

08:30 am Registrations and Coffee

08.45-09.30 Inauguration

  • Welcome Address by Ambassador Monika Kapil Mohta
  • Address by Indian Chief Guest
  • Address by Swedish Chief Guest
  • Address by Leader of Confederation of Indian Industry delegation
  • Robin Sukhia, Secretary General & President Sweden-India Business Council

09.30-10.40 India Sweden Innovation Partnership

Panel 1: 09.30 – 09.50 Operationalizing the India Sweden Innovation Partnership from Government/ Policy

Synergies the resources and capabilities of Swedish and Indian governments, industries and the universities to sustain innovation and help create an economic value through India as a potential market. Universities are home to the brightest minds and Industries are where the ideas from the brightest minds can be out into actions, with the support of governments through official channel.

Panel 2: 09.50 – 10.20 How to operationalize from Industry perspective

Leading pharmaceutical and tech giants will provide an industrial perspective and will enlighten us with knowledge and their valuable technological expertise. India is a market with unprecedented potential for growth and this would enable many companies from Sweden to look at India as a market opportunity. The solutions will appeal to most stakeholders involved including the government and academic institutions and how they will set base for further operations in India.

Panel 3: 10.20 – 10.40 How to operationalize from Academy perspective

Building upon the industrial perspectives, we will also have academicians, students from Sweden and India with holistic views that will touch various topics like economic stability, role of education and society in helping combine the resources in achieving common goals. The solutions that emerge might be abstract in nature and may require fine tuning from the industries and aid from the government.

10.40-10.50 Coffee leg stretch

10.50-11.30 Future Transport

Automotive giants, analyze the possibilities of having a cleaner and sustainable and safer transportation solutions, given India’s diversity and need for efficient transportation systems. The resultant solutions should ease the load on current system, stay sustainable and affordable.

11.30 – 12.00 Med Tech and Healthcare

The Indian MedTech market is very dynamic and the main key factors behind this are healthcare expenditures, technology development, aging population and chronic diseases.  Moving from curing disease to preventing diseases with the help of more contemporary developments like IOT and Nanotechnology Medical devices are said to play a key factor in the delivery of quality of health care to the masses. Majority of the devices are imported; the legislation plays a key role in levelling the field between the foreign and domestic manufacturers.

12.00 – 12.35 Aviation & Defence

Industry 4.0 in the aviation industry

Smart systems in aviation & defence especially, Future proof avionics design solutions, Vricon 3D mapping technologies & Remote Towers

12.35 -13.20 Networking Lunch

13.20 – 14.00 Women in Tech

Women in Tech is an ecosystem with multiple industry leaders as partners, with a purpose pf empowering and increasing women’s presence in technology industry. This involves supporting the current crop of women working in tech and drafting measures that encourage more women to join tech field.

14.00 -14.40 Digitization & A.I.

The various industries and government have witnessed many applications of AI in recent years, which mainly consist of digital assistance, target advertisements, Cyber security, use of artificial intelligence in healthcare, governance, administration, policy making and exploring further possibilities of a safer and easier life. These will provide the necessary major boost to the digital transformation for both India and Sweden. Addressing the common myths and understanding why Digitalization and A.I. are the way forward.

14.40 -15.20 Start -Ups: Finance & FinTech

The finance technological sector is young and is growing at rapid pace which is mainly fueled by large market base, an increasing start-up landscape and friendly governmental policies and regulations.  The emerging trend in the blockchain movement, cryptocurrency and implementation of cloud computing.  Fintech has played an impactful role in both the Financial and banking sectors and has redefined the ways many companies and firms conduct transactions on a daily basis. The various collaborations of traditional banks with Fintech companies which will lead to new forms of Big data with respect to personalized finance and analytics.

15.20-15.30 Tea leg stretch

15.30-15.45 Smart City & Smart Village Hackathon Final Three Teams Pitch. Starts with A short video, Pitches and a short Q&A.

15.45 – 16.10 Start-Ups: Energy Accelerator Program

The India Sweden Innovations’ Accelerator focuses on innovation-based collaborations on renewable energy and energy efficiency, between India and Sweden. The objective is to build much needed bridges towards joint innovation, research, development, and deployment, which answer to shared needs and are of mutual benefit, as well to respond to the needs of growing demands in an energy constrained world that is also facing climate related challenges.

16.10-16-40 Start-Ups: FoodTech & AgTech

Sweden and India have different climatic conditions however they both share a long history when it comes to agriculture. 16th century during the time of Gustaf Vasa, Sweden’s agricultural flourish began, and Sweden became a cereal exporting country. India’s tryst with agriculture dates to Indus Valley Civilization and has continued till present day. Agriculture is India’s economy driver. The two nations have key players in cooperative giants like Lantmännen and Amul. Knowledge and technology exchange between the nations in the agriculture field, given the history and experience that comes from it, will reap benefits for the future generations.

16.40-16.45 Smart City Smart Village Hackathon Results and Prize.

16.45-17.45 SIBC Dialogue The first-choice network for growing business between Sweden and India. More Info to Come.


**Seats are Limited hence preference will be given to individuals/ organizations in Business, Start-ups, Government, Research, Academia, Media, Civil Society.


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