Norway and India Research Cooperation - A vital and diverse partnership
India's remarkable growth and development makes the country an important partner, also for research cooperation. What has been the essence of Norway and India's research cooperation so far? And where are we heading in the future?
The research cooperation between Norway and India has been going on for several years. The cooperative activities has since 2010 been boosted by the Programme for Research Cooperation with India at the Research Council of Norway (RCN). The conference will highlight results from the research projects and explore future possibilities.
The conference reaches out to researchers and research institutions as well as policy makers, NGOs, companies, government representatives and research funding agencies. The event will be open for the media.
10:00 – Welcome and introduction
Host of the session: John-Arne Røttingen, Cheif Executive, The Research Council of Norway (RCN)
Showcases I – Research In India, results and the bilateral cooperation
Host of the session: Dan Banik, Professor, SUM
- Siri Gloppen, Senior Researcher, CMI
- Nils Ragnar Kamsvåg, Norwegian ambassador, India
- John-Arne Røttingen, Chief Executive, RCN
- Marit Aursand, Research Director, SINTEF
11:45 – Lunch and Meet & Mingle (with posters)
Showcases II – Short presentations by research projects
Host of the session: Dan Banik (SUM)
- 'How to make farmed tiger shrimps less vulnerable to diseases'
by Ingrid Olesen, Research Director, Nofima
- 'Rural development in India'
by Magnus Hatlebakk, Senior Researcher, CMI
- 'Memories of INGRID'
by Arne Melchior, Senior Researcher, NUPI
Meet & Mingle (with posters)
15:00 – Panel discussion: The way forward for research collaboration between India and Norway
Host of the session: Sidsel Roalkvam, Director, SUM
Introduction: "A sustainable future for the Indo-Norwegian research cooperation" Merethe Sandberg Moe, Programme coordinator Research cooperation with India
- Arild Engelsen Ruud, Professor, University of Oslo
- Tima Lyer Utne, Regional Director, Statskraft
- Bjørn Tore Kjellemo, Department Director, The Research Council of Norway
16:10 – Final Words
Reception (tapas and wine) – end by 18:30