About the Summit

Background

The Global R&D Summit is an annual flagship event of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology. The summit is focused on the emerging areas of science and technology developments around the world and aims to put them in the Indian context to create synergies for all stakeholders within the ecosystem.

Each year, the summit builds a thematic track around which it brings together various stakeholders, world-renowned speakers and an eclectic mix of audience to deliberate, engage and network together. On the sidelines of the main summit, an Expo is also hosted to showcase some of the major achievements and innovations of leading R&D-focused organizations.

The catalyzing role that science and technology plays in nation building is indisputable. Nations that have nurtured S&T based ecosystems have thrived both economically and socially, irrespective of their geographical size and demography. The world has evolved into an inter-connected community, and the significance of a robust S&T/R&D ecosystem that propels technological products/services as solutions to the common man’s need is immense. A timely weather forecast can not only save lives but also increase yield. An off-grid clean energy solution not only creates a healthier lifestyle for the rural population but also adds to a nation’s output by increasing productivity and quality of life.

Various governments across the globe have started focusing on policy measures conducive to a robust S&T/R&D ecosystem. The private sector has also come forth in playing a catalyzing role by bringing marketable technology based products/services that are affordable and accessible.

It is in this context that the Global R&D Summit aims to bring together global players from across the ecosystem, on one platform to discuss areas of policy interventions and market dynamics that can drive the S&T/R&D agenda of academics, government as well as the private sector.