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Rapid advancements in technologies are transforming the world today and the way people work and interact. Modern technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT), etc. are rapidly evolving and have become a driving force in changing the working of several industries and their competitiveness. While these technologies have great potential in driving future growth and innovation, they also give rise to several concerns including their inclusive adoption, data privacy and security, among others. This track will deliberate on some of these emerging issues on the subject.
Session: Future Technologies - Key Imperatives for Growth
India has emerged as a leader in the race of future technologies, with a growing number of companies investing in technological innovations and new R&D. India is becoming known as a key destination for innovation and R&D and was ranked 40th in the Global Innovation Index (GII) in 2022. An inclusive innovation and R&D ecosystem, robust intellectual property (IP) system, Industry-academia collaboration, and global partnerships are critical imperatives, in this context, for furthering economic growth.
What is the role of the industry in fostering the adoption of future technologies that are changing the world? How can Industries leverage possible opportunities and new avenues through collaborations and partnerships for promoting sustainable development in the age of future technologies?
Session: An Inclusive Space Economy: Towards Sustainable Development
The Indian space sector is fast emerging as a sunshine sector and has strong potential for tremendous growth over coming times. India has achieved remarkable progress in the sector since the announcement of several reforms and opening up for participation by industry in June 2020. With the Indian Space Policy 2023 approved in April, India has further enhanced the Space ecosystem with increased participation from Indian industry and start-ups, usage of space technology for the common man, and technology innovation across the space value chain.
What necessary steps must be taken to ensure India’s journey towards building a strong and successful space ecosystem? In what ways can collaborations be strengthened across different stakeholders to ensure sustainable development of the sector?
Session: EVOLV: Empowering the Global Tech Entrepreneur
A robust startup ecosystem can aid in the creation of a positive cycle of innovation and growth, as successful startups reinvest their capital and knowledge into the ecosystem, providing new avenues for future entrepreneurs. Ultimately, startups have a unique opportunity to address some of the most important issues facing the globe by developing innovative solutions that can make a real difference. Additionally, Startups can contribute build a better future by leveraging new technology and business models. Addressing these global challenges requires collective action and cooperation among nations, organizations, and individuals, and the development of sustainable solutions that can address the root causes of these issues. It is in this context CII launched EVOLV, a platform to enable Global Innovation and Startup Ecosystems to work together to find solutions for some of the pressing problems of our time. EVOLV aspires to be the global facilitator for innovators and their startups by connecting them to investors, big enterprises, and government through a myriad of activities and engagements.