On 18th December, 2015, the EU funded EU-INDIA FI-MEDIA and India funded UNNAT BHARAT ABHIYAN initiative organised a joint workshop on the building of an EU-INDIA Cluster to Cluster (C2C) Partnership on ‘Smart Village Ecosystems’. The full day C2C workshop was held in the Senate Room at IIT Delhi.
The EU-India FI-MEDIA project is a project funded by the Delegation of the European Union to India, under a programme entitled ICI+, which is instrumental in the formation of mutually beneficial EU-India cluster to cluster (C2C) partnerships in a variety of Theme Lots, including Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), which is the focal point of the EU-India FI-MEDIA project.
The main purpose of the FI-MEDIA / UBA Cluster to Cluster (C2C) workshop was brainstorming from the perspectives of both EU and India to develop clarity on various research and innovation (R&I) challenges and potential solutions related to the development of ‘Smart Villages’, including Pilots.
The workshop program contained the following sessions: Inaugural session, Presentations on Rural projects by IIT Madras, Clustering opportunities for Smart Village Ecosystems in India, Clustering with EU initiatives to enable solutions for Smart villages, & Sustainability: Aligning with existing Programs: Reflections on Policy.
Through the 50+ workshop participants, a wide range of stakeholders were in attendance, including research and innovation organisations, academia, industry, NGO and Government of India and EU.
The concept note and agenda of the C2C workshop can be found here.
The overall report of the C2C workshop can be found here.
The brochure of the C2C workshop can be found here.