Media are invited to attend the Canada-India Innovation Summit at Carleton University. With Carleton’s strengths in innovation, its research expertise and relationships with India, and India’s growing influence as a trade and industry driver, this summit will help to cultivate strategic opportunities in biotechnology, sustainable energy and digital media for parties in both countries.
Speakers will include:
- Dr. Rajagopala Chidambaram, Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India
- Dr. Roseann O’Reilly Runte, President of Carleton University
- Krish Krishnamoorthy, Advisor to the President and CEO of SNC-Lavalin
- John Manley, President and Chief Executive of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives
- Sir Terry Matthews, Chairman of Mitel
- Dr. Daggubati Purandeswari, Minister of State for Human Resource Development India
- Sam Pitroda, Chairman of the National Innovation Council of India
June 20-21, 2011
Welcoming remarks at 9:00 a.m. on June 20 from Dr. Runte and Shri S.M. Gavai, High Commissioner of India.
Azrieli Pavillion Theatre 302, Carleton University
Journalists are invited to park in P1 and leave their media passes on the dashboard.
More details about the Canada-India Innovation Summit and a full agenda are available here: http://www.carleton.ca/canadaindiainnovationsummit.
The Innovation Summit will be preceded by the Canada-India Education Summit on June 17-18, which will address the basic issues of international credit transfer, degree recognition, co-direction of graduate students, the facilitation of joint research projects, degrees and exchange programs between Canada and India.
Canada and India share a strong commitment to education, the environment, health and science. Both view technology as a means to solve problems and to advance economic development. Celebrating these common goals and the mutual desire to build trade partnerships and scientific and cultural links, Carleton University has established, in collaboration with the India High Commission and community members, the Canada-India Centre for Excellence in Science, Technology, Trade and Policy. The centre, to be located in the university’s new River Building that is opening later this year, is bringing together key members of the academic, business and public policy communities in both countries to provide cutting-edge research, analysis, training and exchanges. Last fall, the university hosted Canadian business leaders for roundtable discussions with two top India ministers and has hosted other India government delegations.
For more information:
613-520-2600, ext. 1391