PM Narendra Modi inaugurated a two-day India-Italy Tech Summit in the presence of Union Minister for Science and Technology Dr. Harsh Vardhan, on 30 October, in the national capital.
The conference is being organized by Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in collaboration with the Italian Government, focusing mainly on renewable energy, clean technology, information and communication technology, healthcare, aerospace, education and preservation of cultural heritage.
Dr. Vardhan weighed in on the benefits of joint initiatives like beamlines and synchrotron and the prospects of future collaborations keeping apace with the dynamic market and societal needs.
The follow-up the action, he hoped, would facilitate in identifying potential business leads and projects.
DST Secretary Dr. Ashutosh Sharma said that four decades of India-Italy cooperation in science and technology had acted as the pillar for industrial cooperation reaping significant achievements.
He added on to the conversation by saying how vast the pool of opportunities is from restoration and preservation of cultural heritage to developing Artificial Intelligence.
Italian Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Economic Development, Dr. Michele Geraci, said the country looked forward to collaborating with India and hoped that the summit would play a crucial role in planning out long-term goals for both the nations.