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27 November 08:00 - 17:00Will be broadcast from a Live Studio @ Epicenter Stockholm

India Sweden Innovation Day

The event is only available through a live streaming:
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The 7th India Sweden Innovation Day is brought to you by India Unlimited in association with Embassy of India in Sweden, Sweden-India Business Council (SIBC), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Start-Up India. We will also host the 3rd India Strategic Forum in partnership with Swedish Institute of International Affairs (U.I.) and SIBC as the Inaugural session in the afternoon during the India Sweden Innovation Day. Covid 19 has been the single great disrupter in recent history. What will it take for India and Sweden to navigate this crisis and how do we work together for creating a sustainable future for both our countries? Our answer is a call to action across five stages, leading from the crisis of today to the next normal that will emerge post Covid-19: Determination, Reform, Innovation, Resilience, Reimagination across all fronts. 

While there are concerns about the impact disruptive technologies will have on the lives of individuals and societies, there is little doubt that the decade ahead will be dominated by innovation. India is expected to still continue to be leading high growth country despite Covid-19. India will need to find Innovative technological solutions that have an impact on the large population to help solve issues connected with creating sustainable life enabled by technology that benefits all citizens and also creates jobs. 

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 Technology connected with Circular Economy create positive impact, better health, better quality of life and positive change for the millions in India and the planet?  How will the Sweden India partnership in Technology based solutions in the 4th Industrial Revolution & Globalization 4.0 contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals? 

Innovation Day will run from a Live Studio with Digital Broadcast for audiences in India and Sweden. 
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08:00-16:30 (CET), 12:30-21:00 (IST)

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Schedule

Welcome & Introduction to the Expert Panel for the Day

Jenny Gustafsson Investment Manager, SAAB Ventures
Anil Raj Co-founder and Chairman OMC Power and Senior Executive Advisor, Sweden-India Business Council
Paul Westin
 Senior Business Developer, International Markets, Swedish Energy Agency

Moderator:
Sanjoo Malhotra Chief Executive Director, India Unlimited

10min

Start Up Pitch Energy

Sweden: Spowdi
India
: Aloe India Pvt Ltd

5min

India-Sweden Energy Partnership - Panel discussion

We will look at the development in the area of Smart Grids and The India Sweden Innovations’ Accelerator which 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.

Speakers:

G. Ganesh Das, Chief Executive Officer, Clean Energy International Incubation Centre, An Initiative of TataTrusts and Government of India
K. S. Venkatagiri
, Executive Director, CII-Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre
Ludvig Lindström
, Senior Business Developer, Swedish Energy Agency
Henrik Johansson
, CEO Spowdi 
Olov Hemström
, Global Head of Ecosystems Smart Energy and Smart Transportation, Business Sweden

Moderator:
Arati Davis
, Vice President, Sweden-India Business Council

30min

One on One Interview

Robert Andren, Director General Swedish Energy Agency in conversation with Håkan Kingstedt Chairman Sweden-India Business Council

10min

Inauguration

India and Sweden’s post-Covid growth strategy and role of innovation in the New Normal.

Speakers:
Marcus Wallenberg, Chairman SEB and Co-Chair India Sweden Business Leaders´ Roundtable
Anita Shukla, Charge d'Affairs Embassy of India
Nitin Jairam Gadkari Hon Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Minister of Shipping and the Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of India
Ibrahim Baylan Hon Minister for Business, Industry and Innovation, Government of Sweden.
Håkan Kingstedt, Chairman Sweden-India Business Council
Introduction & Presenter: Sanjoo Malhotra, CEO India Unlimited

40min

Sweden India Transport Innovation & Safety Partnership (SITIS)

Opening Remarks by Nitin Jairam Gadkari Hon Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Minister of Shipping and the Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of India
Opening Remarks by Ibrahim Baylan Hon Minister for Business, Industry and Innovation, Government of Sweden

10min

One on One Interview

Kamal Bali President and MD Volvo Group India, in conversation with Arati Davis Vice President Sweden-India Business Council. 

10min

Panel: Sweden India Transport Innovation & Safety Partnership (SITIS)

Automotive giants, analyze the possibilities of having a cleaner, sustainable and safer transportation solutions. The resultant solutions should make India roads and transport systems safer, ease the load on current system, stay sustainable and affordable.

Jan Thörnqvist
, Deputy head of Public Safety and Security Traffic Management, Business Area Industrial Products and Services, SAAB
Cecilia Sunnevang
, Vice President Research, Autoliv
Jonas Jansson
, Research DirectorTraffic and Road Users, VTI
Magnus Granström
, Director SAFER, Traffic and Vehicle Safety Center, Chalmers University
Magnus Frodigh
, Vice President and Head of Ericsson Research
Sudipto Mukherjee
, Dean Faculty and Ford Chair Professor, IIT Delhi

Moderators:
Sohanjeet Randhawa, 
Director Sustainability Affairs & Group Communication Volvo Group
Arati Davis Vice President Sweden-India Business Council

30min

Start Up Pitch Transportation

India: TUMMOC (Transhelp Technologies Pvt Ltd)

3min

Expert Panel

Jenny Gustafsson Investment Manager, SAAB Ventures
Anil Raj Co-founder and Chairman OMC Power and Senior Executive Advisor, Sweden-India Business Council
Paul Westin Senior Business Developer, International Markets, Swedish Energy Agency

Moderator:
Sanjoo Malhotra 
Chief Executive Director India Unlimited

6min

Sweden India Innovation Partnership

The governments of Sweden and India have agreed to deepen collaboration in the field of innovation through a strategic innovation partnership. The innovation partnership is based on a mutual commitment to drive prosperity and address global challenges such as climate change and sustainable development through innovation. The partnership is based on the principles of co-creation, co-development and co-funding, towards mutual benefits, making full use of our complementary strengths. Existing bilateral agreements in areas such as science and technology, sustainable urban development, biotechnology, energy, environment, space, and health and life science support the development of concrete innovation collaboration in the partnership.

Panel: 
Malin Petersen Vinnova Programme Manager, Country Manager India
Kalaivani Ganesan, Scientist ‘E’, Department of Biotechnology
Louise Staffas, Formas, Senior ResearchOfficer, member of Intsam Group
Chadaram Sivaji, Department of Science and Technology
Martin Lidén Senior Advisor External Relations, Ph.D. Swedish Intellectual Property Office
Anil Agrawal, Joint Secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT)
Ludvig Lindström, Senior Business Developer, Swedish Energy Agency
Sanjai Kumar Scientist 'D', Department of Science & Technology

Session co-moderators:
Erik Åstedt Innovation partnership manager, Ministry of Enterprise
Fanny von Heland Science and Innovation Counsellor, Embassy of Sweden

49min

Start up Pitch Civil Security

Sweden: Herosight
India
: Lockene Pvt Ltd

4min

One on One Interview

Micael Johansson, President & CEO SAAB, Co-chair of Defence in the India Sweden Business Leaders' Roundtable in conversation with Cecilia Oldne, Vice President Sweden-India Business Council

10min

Panel: Civil Security

Civil Security is everything to protect people and keep them safe. From crime fighting, counter terrorism, coordinating resources, fire management, deployable hospitals, airports, traffic management  to enable public with information on personal safety. Here we will be looking at ideas, solutions and innovation between India and Sweden.

Peter Engberg, Vice President, Head of Traffic Management, Business Area Industrial Products and Services, SAAB
Raman Vaidyanathan
, CTO - Strategic Solutions, IOT & Embedded Systems, Tech Mahindra
Daniel Kindstrand
, CEO & Founder, Herosight
Anders Lindström
, Deployable Hospitals
Tushar Chhabra
, CEO & Co-Founder CRON

Moderator:
Cecilia Oldne
, Vice President Sweden-India Business Council

30min

Expert Panel

Jenny Gustafsson, Investment Manager, SAAB Ventures
Anil Raj, Co-founder and Chairman OMC Power and Senior Executive Advisor, Sweden-India Business Council
Paul Westin Senior Business Developer, International Markets, Swedish Energy Agency

Moderator:
Sanjoo Malhotra
, Chief Executive Director India Unlimited

10min

BigTHINX – Digital Fashion Show

A digital Fashion Show from the New York Fashion Week by award winning Indo-European AI startup, Bigthinx - a top global fashion-tech company.

15min

Start Up Pitch Climate Change / SDG Goals

Sweden: Platypus
India: Centre for Applied Research and People Engagement

4min

Strategic Forum India: 5 years after the Paris Agreement: Actions taken and challenges ahead in the global climate crisis

The global climate crisis is unfolding in parallel with the pandemic. Demands for climate action persist in India, Europe, and Sweden. In what ways do Sweden and India cooperate in the global climate crisis? How can India and Sweden pursue joint leadership on climate action? In this third edition of Strategic Forum India at the Sweden-India Innovation Day presents a high-level ministerial dialogue between H.E Shri Prakash Javadekar Minister for Environment, Forest, and Climate Change of India and H.E Isabella Lövin, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Environment and Climate of Sweden addresses a pressing global challenge of mutual interest. 

Speakers:
Prakash Javadekar
, Hon Minister for Environment, Forest, and Climate Change of India
Isabella Lövin
, Deputy Prime Minister and Hon Minister for
Environment and Climate of Sweden

Moderator: 
Henrik Chetan Aspengren
, Research Fellow, UI and Coordinator of South Asia Initiative (SAI)

Expert Panel:
Niklas Bremberg
, Senior Research Fellow, UI
Arunabha Ghosh
, CEO, CEEW
Moderator:
Arati Davis
, Vice President, Sweden-India Business Council 

40min

Start up Pitch

India: Bodhami Pvt Ltd

2min

India Sweden Business Leaders' Roundtable on Skilling

Sarbajit Deb, EVP - Europe, Larsen & Toubro group of companies
Peje Emilsson, Founder and Chairman Kunskapsskolan Education, Co-Chair for Skilling in the India Sweden Business Leaders' Roundtable
Vandana Bhatnagar
, Chief Program Officer, National Skill Development Corporation
Joel Hellermark
, Founder & CEO, Sana Labs

Moderator:
Carl Johan Westring
, President EF Education First, Member of India Sweden Business Leaders' Roundtable

40min

CEO One on One Interview Healthcare

Leif Johansson, Chairman Astra Zeneca, Member of the India Sweden Business Leaders' Roundtable, in conversation with Shampa Bari, Director Innovation Ecosystem at Ericsson ONE & Board Member Sweden-India Business Council

10min

Start up Pitch Healthcare

Sweden: Amferia
India: Niramai Health Analytix Pvt Ltd

4min

Panel: India Sweden Health & Life Science Collaboration

Infection prevention and how the Covid pandemic has become a catalyst for innovation in healthcare.

Panelists: 
Cecilia Edström, CEO Bactiguard
Pavan Asalapuram, Founder EMPE Diagnostics
Niclas Jacobson, Head of International Affairs, Swedish Ministry of Health & Social Affairs
Amrit Hinduja, Senior Project Manager, Business Sweden

Moderator:
Maria Helling, CEO Swecare Foundation

30min

Expert Panel

Jenny Gustafsson, Investment Manager, SAAB Ventures
Anil Raj, Co-founder and Chairman OMC Power and Senior Executive Advisor, Sweden-India Business Council
Paul Westin Senior Business Developer, International Markets, Swedish Energy Agency

Moderator: 
Sanjoo Malhotra
, Chief Executive Director, India Unlimited

5min

Future of Safe Travel

Björn Ekengren, CEO Emirates Sweden in conversation with Jagriti Chandra, Principal Correspondent at The Hindu

10min

Start up Pitch Tech

Sweden: Brandie
India: Planys Technologies 

4min

One on One Interview

C. P. Gurnani, CEO of Tech Mahindra, Co-chair of digitization of India Sweden Business Leaders' Roundtable in conversation with Cecilia Oldne, Vice President Sweden-India Business Council

10min

Panel: Sweden India Tech Community (SITEC)

Panelists:
Malini Agarwal, Co-Founder and Creative Director, MissMalini Entertainment
Ramarko Sengupta, Senior Editor YourStory Media
Elin Torstensson, Regional Manager APAC at Storytel
Jenny Gustafsson, Investment Manager SAAB Ventures
Mette Svensson, COO, Swedish Incubators & Science Parks
Umakant Soni
, Co-founder and CEO, ARTPARK & Co-founder AI Foundry, Sweden-India Business Council’s Senior AI Advisor

Moderator: 
Cecilia Oldne, Vice President Sweden-India Business Council

50min

Final Comments - Expert Panel to close the day

Jenny Gustafsson, Investment Manager, SAAB Ventures
Anil Raj, Co-founder and Chairman OMC Power and Senior Executive Advisor, Sweden-India Business Council
Paul Westin Senior Business Developer, International Markets, Swedish Energy Agency

Moderator: 
Sanjoo Malhotra
Chief Executive Director India Unlimited

10min

Organized by

India Unlimited sanjoo@indiaunlimited.se

India Unlimited was founded in 2013 to promote cross-cultural ties between India and Sweden. In the last seven years the organization has hosted a number of events in Stockholm and Gothenburg showcasing the diversity of Indian cultural, economic and social life. In association with the Indian Embassy in Stockholm, India Unlimited has been a part of events including the visit from the former Indian President, H.E. Shri Pranab Mukherjee  and the Swedish Royal family; an exhibition of works by Rabindranath Tagore and Satyajit Ray; business seminars in collaboration with CII and Sweden India Business Council  on subjects ranging from gender and diversity to energy, transportation, smart cities, space, innovation and infrastructure under the Make In India promotion; fashion shows by Vogue India, Tarun Tahiliani and NIFT students; design exhibitions: Pecha Kucha tiger photo exhibition: a film festival with speakers including Aparna Sen, Shonali Bose and Ketan Mehta; an Innovation Hackathon across universities in Sweden; and the day-long festivals – Namaste Stockholm and Namaste Gothenburg in collaboration with Incredible India, that drew thousands to come together and discover the variety and multiculturalism of India. We were the proud partner and organizer of Stockholm Culture Festival Theme India in 2017, which was attended by 650000 Stockholmers presenting Zakir Hussain, Papa CJ, Bollywood Musical, Yoga, Indian cuisine and much much more.