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5 years of Engaging India @ Almedalen

Why should you attend?

Join us at Almedalen Week as influential voices from Sweden and India come together to discuss collaborative pathways and innovative solutions for climate action. The theme for the 5th edition of "Engaging India at Almedalen" is "Samband for the Climate," combining the Hindi and Swedish words for "connection" to emphasize the need for a collaborative approach 

to global challenges. This day-long event will feature thought-provoking panel discussions, presentations on climate action innovations, and fireside chats involving thought leaders, industry experts, and academics from both countries. If you are concerned about climate issues and passionate about solutions, join us on June 25 at E22 Almedalsbiblioteket. Register here to reserve your place and join us for lunch.

Who's speaking at Engaging India @ Almedalen 2024?

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H.E. Tanmaya Lal,
Ambassador of India to Sweden and Latvia
Meher Pudumjee, Chairperson, Thermax Ltd.
Mayank Singhal, Chairperson & Managing Director, PI Industries
Owe Ronström, Professor Emeritus, Uppsala University
Dr. TS Balganesh, Independent Director, PI Industries
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Viral Thakker, Partner & Sustainability Leader, Deloitte India
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Shilpa Sachdeva, Head of Legal, Risk & Compliance, PI Industries
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Dr. Swaminathan Ramanathan, Lecturer and Researcher, Uppsala University & Director, Deloitte
Rupali Mehra, Founder, Content People & CMO, Spowdi
25 Jun 2024, 10:00 CEST
E22, Almedalsbiblioteket, Uppsala University Campus Gotland

Youth engagement at Engaging India @ Almedalen

Are you a student or startup with a keen interest in sustainable development, climate action, and inclusive growth? Here’s your chance to engage with industry leaders, academics, and thought-leaders from some of India and Sweden’s leading institutions on climate action and environmental solutions. Startups also win a chance to pitch directly to industry experts by participating in an elevator pitch. Register on the links below.

What's more, selected students and startups will receive complementary ferry tickets to attend Engaging India at Almedalen.

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Research and innovation is the key theme of engagement between India and Sweden, and sustainability lies at the centre of it with sectors such as clean technology, smart grids, circular economy, life sciences, public health, and energy efficiency.

H.E. Tanmaya Lal,
Ambassador of India to Sweden and Latvia

H.E. Ambassador Tanmaya Lal on India-Sweden Samband


H.E Ambassador Tanmaya Lal speaks about why it's 'time for India', and why a stage such as Engaging India at Almedalen is important in bringing together Indian and Swedish businesses to collaborate on various solving sustainability issues.

'Curiosity, Creativity, Courage, and Caring' for the climate

Mayank Singhal, Chairperson and MD, PI Industries talks about key elements as part of climate action, and shares his thoughts on how sustainability must become a part of our DNA to create meaningful change.

Conversations so far at Engaging India @Almedalen

Since 2019, Engaging India at Almedalen has hosted an incredible and diverse line-up of speakers from Swedish and Indian industries to exchange ideas and discuss collaborative solutions to some of the most pressing global climate challenges. By bringing together the Swedish and Indian innovation, technology and sustainability ecosystems, Engaging India at Almedalen has served as a platform for building connections, relationships, and solutions. Themes explored previously at Engaging India at Almedalen include:

1.⁠ ⁠Sambandh for the Planet
2.⁠ ⁠Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam – The World is One Family
3.⁠ ⁠Indian ‘Sunya’ and Swedish ‘Lagom’ – Can zero as an ethos bring about a new circular model and show the way towards a more sustainable world?
4.⁠ ⁠Pathways to energy transition for climate neutrality for Sweden and India. 
5.⁠ ⁠Technology collaborations to build a more sustainable planet.
6.⁠ ⁠Partnerships towards Global Goals - Can Sweden and India show the way.