The Modern Indian Studies Initiative at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host a conference entitled Driving Innovation: Technology and India’s Rise as a Global Power on October 10-11, 2019.

Driving Innovation will explore India’s increased role in global affairs and how technology influences India’s development challenges while also promoting business innovation and entrepreneurship, U.S.-India trade, and the global economy.

Programming brings together experts from industry, government, and academia to highlight the forces behind India’s economic innovation and will explore the dynamic and evolving relationship between India and the United States. Themes will include the impact of technology on financial inclusion and business growth, innovations in affordable healthcare, and U.S.-India technological trade flows.

This conference is organized by UNC-Chapel Hill’s Modern Indian Studies Initiative, a program of the Carolina Asia Center, the College of Arts & Sciences and UNC Global with support from the Indian American Community of the Triangle. Additional support is provided by RTI  International.

This event is free for UNC-Chapel Hill students and faculty, but registration is required in advance.  Please use your UNC PID number as your “membership ID” when registering.  

Non-UNC affiliates are welcome to attend the conference for a $75 registration fee per person.

Register for the public lecture by His Excellency Harsh Vardhan Shringla, Ambassador of India to the United States

  • October 10, 2019 – 5:30-6:45 p.m. | Nelson Mandela Auditorium, FedEx Global Education Center | UNC-Chapel Hill

Register for the Driving Innovation: Technology and India’s Rise as a Global Power conference

  • October 11, 2019 – 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. | The Carolina Inn | Chapel Hill, NC

UNC’s Modern Indian Studies Initiative is a program of Carolina Asia Center and UNC Global with support of the Indian American Community of the Triangle.