India is fast transforming in terms of proactive government policy and incentives to the private sector and entrepreneurs in Research and Innovations, with a target of achieving Gross Expenditure in R&D (GERD) of 2% of India's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 2017.
Indian industry and entrepreneurs are looking for opportunities for global partnerships to develop (with government funding support) affordable products and services to serve the wide base of economic pyramid in India and other markets. This is the time for the world's most innovative companies to build partnerships with Indian industry, entrepreneurs, institutions and government to leverage this opportunity for mutual benefits.
The 2nd Global Innovation & Technology Alliance Platform is one of the concurrent conferences at the Knowledgexpo. This platform is a flagship initiative in forging opportunities and partnerships to develop (with government funding support) affordable products and services to serve the wide base of economic pyramid in India and other markets. The 2013 edition of Global Innovation & Technology Alliance Platform witnessed participation of technology leaders from Canada, Finland, Israel, Japan, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan and the UK along with 400+ B2B meetings with Indian industry.
The Knowledgexpo is not a trade show – it's a 3600 Experience for all - covering exhibitions, discussions, deliberations, networking, events, meetings (B2B, G2G, B2G) , summits, talks, lectures, seminars, contests, presenting an exclusive opportunity to partner India's US$ 5 trillion* future economy. It will be a comprehensive convergence of all the key elements and actors of knowledge – creators, providers, supporters, and users (industry, government, institutions, entrepreneurs) – on one platform and will provide multifarious opportunities to all the stakeholders.
*By 2020, India's GDP is estimated to be US$ 5 trillion, with 1.2 billion consumers, 241 million one-man enterprises, 1.3 million entrepreneurs, 700 universities.
The objectives of the GITA platform are:
· To showcase India as the growing hub for industrial R&D as the biggest platform to forge alliances on science, innovation and technology (STI)
· To expand the scope of existing bilateral industrial R&D programmes with Canada, Israel, UK, Spain, Finland and initiate new projects with other potential countries
· Set the stage for B2B technology partnerships between Indian industry and global technology providers to develop new and affordable products and services with government funding support
· Facilitate discussions for procurement of new technology products and solutions
· Advocate policy recommendations on key elements like IPR and regulatory environment in technology
· Exhibition display on innovative technologies
· Renewable Energy
· Water Management
· Pharma & Healthcare
· Green Manufacturing
· Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
· Homeland Security
· Agriculture and Food Processing
Key participants in the platform will include
· Senior officials from Central and state government
· Global and Indian industry people and entrepreneurs
· Scientists and researchers
· Thought leaders and subject matter experts
· Grassroot innovators
· Funding agencies – both government and private sector including venture capital and angel funds
· Policy makers and regulators
Themes of discussions will encompass
· Government-supported industrial R&D programmes (bilateral and multilateral)
· Technology transfer – business to business (B2B) and government to business (G2B)
· Intellectual property rights (IPR) in global science, technology and innovation (STI) partnerships
· Industry–academia collaborations and
· Capacity building in science, technology and innovation (STI).
Key outcomes expected
· Signing of expressions of interest by Indian and partner country organizations as an intent to work together on technology collaboration. This collaboration can be in the form of technology transfer, joint venture, joint R&D projects, market access and other areas of interest.
· Signing of bilateral / multilateral agreements, programmes of cooperation and announcement of key initiatives between both the countries.