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Netherlands to be partner country for 25th Technology Summit 2019

Netherlands to be partner country for 25th Technology Summit 2019

New Delhi, Oct 30 (UNI) The Netherlands will be the Partner Country 25th Technology Summit to be organised in 2019, Dr Harsh Vardhan announced here on Tuesday.

Speaking at the curtain raiser event to announce the Silver Jubilee edition of Technology Summit -2019, the Minister highlighted the successful bilateral research cooperation between India and Netherlands in sectors such as affordable medical devices, urban water systems, big data and Internet of Things (IoT).

He further stressed that there is great scope to explore a closer partnership between the two countries to leverage emerging digital technologies. He also emphasised on enhancing security in digital applications with a view to increase transparency and trust for societal benefits.

Dr Harsh Vardhan also proposed to take the 25th Technology Summit -2019, to the next level, by inviting global participation during the next year Summit and making it truly a global event.

The Netherlands ambassador Marten Van Den Berg said that the visit of their Prime Minister to India in May this year has marked the start of collaboration for 10 years of Science, Technology and Innovation collaboration between the two countries.

“By combining the best entrepreneurial and scientific minds in public private partnerships focused on affordable and scalable solutions India and the Netherlands are addressing unmet needs and opening new collaborative avenues together in areas such as water, health, agriculture, high tech systems and IT”, Mr Berg said.

Department of Science and Technology Secretary Prof Ashutosh Sharma said that this is an important year in which we are celebrating 10th year of our research partnership with the Netherlands.

He welcomed co-creation of knowledge jointly with Dutch institutions in the fields of water, health, cyber physical system. He cautioned that soon antibiotics may lose their impact and we are already addressing this challenge by working on Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR) for future to solve this.

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