Vibrant Gujarat Summit Goes Beyond an Investment Magnet to Assume a 'Knowledge Sharing Platform'

Business Wire | Mumbai | November 11, 2016 16:33 IST

Vibrant Gujarat Summit Goes Beyond an Investment Magnet to Assume a 'Knowledge Sharing Platform'

Business Wire India
As Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit has seen a transformation from an investment exercise to India’s largest growth propelling event, the State Government has put significant impetus on inclusive and sustainable growth.

Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2017 has taken a step ahead assuming far greater relevance in terms of foreign intelligence being exchanged. Taking the story forward, opportunities lying in student exchange and skill development and training-research between some of the world’s esteemed universities and Gujarat, have been highlighted. As the Government of Gujarat is keen on opening specialized universities in the field of Mines studies, Maritime studies and Agro processing & Farming to name a few, knowledge sharing is one of the key areas of collaboration for VGGS 2017.

To bring expertise and the best technology in some of these areas, Government of Gujarat delegations that visited various countries explored collaboration opportunities with specialized universities. For example, Wageningen University of The Netherlands, one of the best universities in the world, specializing in food and agro processing was approached to bring in their expertise to the Indian farming ecosystem. Furthermore, an academic collaboration in the field of startups and robotics with Tel Aviv University of Israel was discussed and deliberated upon, during the visit of the Government of Gujarat delegation to the university. The delegation that travelled to Russia visited St. Petersburg Mines University which was established in 1773 and has notable alumni like Hon’ble President Mr. Vladimir Putin. The University which specializes in Mining studies, Mine safety and related technologies already has a partnership with University of Delhi for scientific publications, research internships, participation in conferences and seminars. The Rector of St. Petersburg Mines University extended invitation to the Government of Gujarat to send specialists to study their facility and their technology before setting up a mining university in Gujarat.

The delegation that travelled to Australia also met with some of the top educational institutions and Australia’s key education body, TAFE Directors Australia (TDA). TDA is the national body incorporated to represent Australia’s 58 government-owned Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutes and university TAFE divisions, and the Australia-Pacific Technical College (APTC).

Additionally, Gujarat University Vice Chancellor M.N. Patel travelled along with some of these delegation to explore such partnerships in setting up specialized universities in Gujarat.

About Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit

The Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, which started in 2003 to rekindle the pace of investments in the state, has since established itself as the most important business events in the country. Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit is an example of the visionary approach of the Government of Gujarat towards inclusive and sustainable development by ensuring policy coherence and effective investment promotion. Far from the regional investment fair that characterized the first Summit in 2003, the biennial Summit has today become a unique forum for ideation, knowledge sharing, networking, explore business opportunities, sign cooperation agreements and partnerships, while setting the policy agenda to meet some of the current national challenges.

Having successfully organized seven constructive summits, Government of Gujarat, as part of its journey towards sustainable long-term growth and inclusive development is organizing the 8th edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit from the 10th to 13th of January 2017 at Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar. The Summit will bring together Heads of States and Governments, Ministers, executives from the corporate world, senior policy makers, heads of international institutions and academia from around the world to further the cause of development and promote cooperation.
 

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