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ROUNDTABLE: FOSTERING INDO-U.S. INNOVATION
Tuesday, December 03, 2019
10:00 am - 1:30 pm New Delhi, India
The U.S.-India Business Council and the Consumer Unity and Trust Society (CUTS) International will host a conversation on the policy innovation needed to drive the U.S.-India partnership forward, with a focus on energy, technology and defense and aerospace.
For India, innovation and entrepreneurship remain critical for increasing productivity, jobs, economic growth and development. U.S. interests lie in the market potential and talent pool that India can provide to innovation-centric companies. Both governments have invested in developing bilateral initiatives to encourage the innovation that drives economic growth, establishing G-to-G initiatives like the Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF), the United States-India Science & Technology Endowment Fund (USISTEF) and Defence Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI).
Still, critical gaps remain between the United States and India, including:
- The transfer, absorption and incubation of innovation in industry and academia;
- Adapting dual-use technologies acquired through defense collaboration to industry applications;
- Creating a balanced regulatory framework for innovation across sectors to ensure higher productivity and quality job creation
- Developing a roadmap for responsible use and regulation of artificial intelligence (AI)
To address these issues, CUTS International is hosting a series of roundtable discussions in both the United States and India, designed to enhance mutual understanding about the role of innovation in strategic sectors and the impediments to action from policy and regulatory perspective. These roundtables are open to representatives from industry, academia and civil society.
This event is open to USIBC members and affiliates by invitation. For more information about participating in the event, please contact Sandip Samaddar.