The Global Innovation and Technology Alliance Platform 2013, scheduled during 12-13 November 2013 in New Delhi, was a forum for Shaping business alliances in Science, Technology & Innovation in India. The forum was organized with the aim of bring together technology providers, industry, scientists, academicians, Government representatives etc., to discuss and deliberate over business issues and also to explore oppurtunities for Research and collaborations.
The event started with an exhibition display of some of the most innovative technologies from India and across the globe, and will be followed by Industry focussed sessions, Conference discussions, B2B meetings and other mediums to facilitate alliances.
Delegations from 9 countries (Canada, Finland, Israel, Japan, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom, Slovenia and Spain) attended to this event, that took place in the framework of the bilateral cooperation between Spain and India and it was organized by the Indian Ministry of Science and Technology and the Confederation of Indian Industries.
The Spanish participation was co-organized by the Centre for Industrial Technological Development (CDTI) and the Platform for Environmental Technologies (PLANET), the event was attended by fourteen Spanish companies and research centers belonging to various sectors of Water Technologies (including IMDEA water) and Information Technology and Communications (ICT).
So in this context, IMDEA Water had the opportunity to present the research activities that currently is developing. In addition, bilateral meetings were held with Indian entities in the water sector to explore potential research projects and provide solutions to water issues of interest to Indian companies and organizations.
In this context of cooperation, the ambassador of Spain in India, Gustavo de Arístegui, announced the first joint call between the CDTI and the Global Innovation and Technology Alliance (GITA) belonging to the Indian Department of Science and Technology (DST).