Science & Technology, Health & Innovation
At the close of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's meetings with the Government of India July 20, 2009, the two governments issued a joint statement regarding their intentions to accelerate the growth of their bilateral relationship to enhance global prosperity and stability in the 21st century. The two governments outlined a Strategic Dialogue that will focus on five principal pillars: strategic cooperation; energy and climate change; education and development; economics, trade and agriculture; science and technology, health and innovation. Through a coherent structure of bilateral working groups, the two governments will address a wide range of issues with the goal of producing concrete results.
Science and Technology, Health and Innovation working groups will explore new areas for cooperation in leading technologies and in addressing global health challenges. Here are some of the activities between the two governments that are advancing cooperation in science and technology, health and innovation.
- U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra in India
- U.S. Embassy hosts workshop on ’Women in Science’, September 12, 2011
Workshop participants shared their strategies for success, examined global initiatives for promoting women in science, addressed challenges for women in science education and science-based careers, and recommended solutions to these challenges.
- Factsheet: U.S. Embassy workshop on ‘Women in Science’, September 12, 2011
The United States Embassy’s September 12 workshop on Women in Science brings together scientists from across India to share strategies and ideas for promoting the advancement of women scientists.
- U.S., India Partner to Advance Scientific Research, Development, July 28, 2011
The U.S. Department of Energy and the Indian Department of Atomic Energy are working together to help advance discovery in the field of accelerator and particle detector research.
- Fact Sheet: U.S.-India Science, Technology and Innovation Cooperation, July 19, 2011
While governments play a role in enabling joint S&T activities, active and innovative collaboration in S&T, health, and innovation relies on the efforts of businesses, scientists and institutions in both countries.
- United States and India Sign Cybersecurity Agreement, July 19, 2011
Jane Holl Lute, Deputy Secretary for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and R. Chandrashekhar, Secretary, Department of Information Technology prepare to sign a cybersecurity agreement.
- The Current State of U.S.-India Cooperation and Prospects for the Future, Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr., May 13, 2011
And it’s that 21st century focus on innovation and science where we are creating lasting areas of collaboration with India that will change our shared futures.
- On World Water Day, March 22, 2011
And we are also supporting another project in India to provide slum dwellers in eight states with municipal water and sanitation systems.
- U.S. Government removes Indian organizations from ‘Entity List’
This is a momentous step forward in U.S. implementation of the export control policy reforms announced by President Barack Obama during his November 2010 visit to India.
- Women in Science report released November 2010 (PDF - 5.63MB)
More than 150 attendees discussed India's climate for women scientists during an Embassy-hosted "Women in Science" workshop. The workshop was inaugurated by Assistant Secretary Jones and Ambassador Roemer, and featured remarks by Dept. of Science and Technology Secretary Dr. Ramasami and Biocon Chairperson Shaw.
- Ambassador Roemer promotes renewable energy
Ambassador Roemer participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony for the U.S. Pavilion at the Delhi International Renewable Energy Conference (DIREC) October 27. 32 U.S. companies specializing in renewable energy technologies and services were represented.
- Ambassador Roemer's welcome remarks at Women in Science Conference, August 26, 2010
Science and technology offers a unique opportunity to find solutions - from the eradication of poverty to improved health and life expectancy, from ending hunger to the conservation of our natural resources, from the exploration of our universe to finding better communication across cultures and between the people of the world.
- United States-India Agreement for Nuclear Cooperation- Conclusion of Reprocessing Arrangements and Procedures, July 30, 2010
This arrangement, negotiated and concluded under President Obama, reflects the Administration’s strong commitment to building successfully on the landmark U.S.-India Civil Nuclear Cooperation Initiative and is a prerequisite for U.S. nuclear fuel suppliers to conduct business with India.
- The inaugural U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue, Washington, D.C. June 1-4, 2010
- Gates Foundation promoting good health
Melinda Gates, co-founder and co-chair of the Gates Foundation, called on Ambassador Roemer, March 26, 2010 during her visit to India. The Gates Foundation invests substantially in health-related initiatives in India, especially HIV-AIDS prevention and maternal and newborn health.
- The worth of water, by Ambassador Timothy J. Roemer, The Indian Express, Monday, March 22, 2010
"I am constantly reminded of how lack of access to such a basic resource, one that so many of us take for granted, can have devastating effects". More
- Assistant Secretary Blake on science and technology
U.S. underlines cooperation in health science sector
In a speech at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs February 18, 2010, U.S. Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Robert O. Blake said, "This Center highlights a continuation and expansion of the U.S. and India's fifty-year history of bi-lateral innovation and discovery in the medical research field. Our two countries have worked together to translate scientific discoveries into life-saving practices for a very long time and will continue to do so".
President Obama and Prime Minister Singh announce a seventh Regional Global Disease Detection Center in India, November 24, 2009 (PDF - 76kb)
The Center will be part of the Global Disease Detection (GDD) network. This GDD collaboration will include a range of activities, such as emerging disease detection and response, pandemic influenza preparedness and response, laboratory systems and biosafety, field epidemiology training, health communications, and zoonotic disease investigation and control. Other Regional Centers include Kenya, Thailand, Guatemala, Egypt, China, and Kazakhstan.
- Launch of the Health Dialogue, November 24, 2009 (PDF - 76kb)
The first meeting of the U.S.-India Health Dialogue is planned for early 2010 in Washington. Secretary of Health and Human Services Sebelius is the U.S. lead and Minister of Health and Family Welfare Azad will lead for India.
- Cooperation on Urban Health, November 24, 2009 (PDF - 76kb)
The U.S. Agency for International Development's soon to be launched Health of the Urban Poor Program will aim to improve reproductive and child health in urban poor populations, especially for those dwelling in slums, by building the local capacity, improving program implementation and increasing resource allocation for urban health through policy analysis. The program will work in close collaboration with urban local bodies and Indian national and state governments.