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Sunday, May 29, 2015 (3:00 - 5:00 PM)

at Rockcliffe Park Community Centre Hall
380 Springfield Road, Ottawa [at the intersection of Buena Vista Dr]

Canada India Centre of Excellence
Science, Technology and Innovation Partnerships

by Harry Sharma

[Event Poster]

Synopsis: Since its inception in 2011, the Canada-India Centre of Excellence (CICE) at Carleton University has established partnerships with over 20 academic and research entities in India such as IIT-Bombay, Birla Institute of Technology & Science, TERI University, Delhi University. The Centre has also convened several high-profile events to discuss issues of strategic importance, and has hosted notable speakers such as Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (former President of India), Dr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia (former Deputy Chairman of India’s Planning Commission).

Since his arrival in November 2015 at Carleton University, Harry has been focussing on developing a strong suite of programs that will provide capacity development opportunities for Canadian and Indian students, professionals, and businesses. In the coming months, the Centre also hopes to set up a platform for research on issues of strategic importance to the knowledge economies of the two countries. During the talk, Harry will present an overview of the Canada-India partnership from an S&T/Innovation policy point of view and describe some of the initiatives that the Canada-India Centre has been, and will be, focussing on in the coming years.

About the Speaker: Having graduated with an engineering degree and worked in the Science, Technology and Innovation policy space for the last 10 years, Mr. Harry Sharma now heads the CICE. Prior to joining Carleton University, Harry worked for Canada’s national digital infrastructure organization, CANARIE, carrying on the role of Manager, Strategic Policy which involved closely working with leading Canadian entities involved in ground-breaking research to support future economic growth (e.g. robotics, 3-D printing, genomics, Internet of Things, etc.).

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Please join us for an informative talk and networking over tea and snacks at:

Rockcliffe Park Community Centre Hall
380 Springfield Road, Ottawa
[at the intersection of Springfield Road and Buena Vista Drive]

You are welcome to bring family and friends to this event.
Admission: $12 per person [for non-members]
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Summary of 2016 Events
Date Speaker Topic
Oct 16, 2016 Speaker: Mrs. Geeti Sen, Art Historian Topic: To be announced
May 29, 2016 Speaker: Mr. Harry Sharma Topic: Canada-India Centre of Excellence (CICE) [Event Poster]
April 17, 2016 Speaker: Dr. Radha Jetty Topic: Northern Exposure [Event Poster]