Mumbai: India and Sweden chalked out the blueprint for linking innovation with aspirations at the High-Level Policy Dialogue on Innovation Policy, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf here on Monday.
Under this innovation policy both the countries will jointly implement projects in strategic areas such as sustainable energy”>sustainable energy and artificial intelligence (AI) among others.
“Chalking out the blueprint for linking innovation with aspirations PM@narendranodi and HM King Carl XVI Gustaf chaired the India-Sweden High-Level Policy Dialogue on Innovation Policy,” tweeted MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar.
“Both leaders emphasised the role of collaborative tech-innovation leadership of the two countries in meeting the challenges of the future,” he posted after the talks between the two sides.
Both leaders also discussed enhancing bilateral cooperation, and also in trade and investment, renewable energy, environment and climate change.
“Broadening the spectrum of bilateral cooperation PM @narendramodi held useful discussions with HM King Carl XVI Gustaf & HM Queen Silvia. The leaders affirmed the common desire of building greater convergences on bilateral, regional & global matters of mutual interest,” he said.
optimise formal bilateral collaboration mechanisms, increase synergies between policy areas and enable the exchange of experiences and best practice regarding innovation policies for the creation of vibrant joint innovation ecosystems agreed by both the nations under joint declaration.
“From future mobility to a circular economy, from digital Health to AI, Sweden & India will innovate together,” Swedish embassy said, with the hashtag #swedenindiainnovationpartnership.
The high-level dialogue will aim to jointly formulate and implement short and long-term projects in strategic areas such as, but not limited to, circular economy, digital health, artificial intelligence, sustainable energy”>sustainable energy, and future mobility.
It is the fourth high-level exchange between Sweden and India since 2015 when then-President Pranab Mukherjee was on a historic first State Visit to Sweden. In 2016, Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven visited India and in 2018 Prime Minister Modi visited Sweden.