San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The UK’s Science and Innovation team, Department for International Trade and the University of Birmingham with support from India’s National Centre for Cold Chain Development, are hosting a workshop to bring together a cross section of stakeholders including cold chain operators and end-users, clean cold technology developers and potential manufacturers and financiers, government officials and NGOs.
The objective is to enable innovative cooling businesses and Indian Government and organisations to define the approaches that will work in India, create a roadmap for rapid deployment, and forge new international partnerships for technology trial and demonstration. This workshop is highly relevant for all aspects of the cold chain, its operators and users – e.g. pack house cooling, rail and road logistics, blast freezing and cold stores as well as retail chilled store and display and packaging.
The current and projected demand, the novel business models and regulatory environment needed to facilitate deployment, and an accelerated route to in-country manufacture will be assessed. This will create a launching pad for high impact partnerships that will help deliver Prime Minister Modi’s vision both to double farmers’ income sustainably and “Make in India”.
Date: Thursday, 2 March
|9.00 - 9.30||Registration and coffee|
|9.30 - 9.35||Welcome|
|9.35 - 9.55||Inaugural: India-UK Policy emphasis on Sustainable Agriculture|
|9.55 - 10.15||Agri-logistics in India - needs, opportunities and thoughts|
|10.30 - 10.45||Coffee|
|10.45 – 11.00||Cold is the nexus of the food-water-energy trilemma|
|11:00 – 14:00||
Future-ready technologies – outcome focused
|12.45 - 13.45||Lunch|
Workshops - global science, local solutions – five big questions:
|15.45 -16.45||Feedback, discussion and next steps|
|16.45|| Formal end to the day
|19:00||Networking Dinner hosted at British High Commission, New Delhi|
Date: Friday, 3 March
There is a second session at 9.30 (lunch inclusive) where the working group will pull the content and conclusions from day one into clear outputs and recommendations and next steps to be published in a conference report.
All delegates for the first day are very welcome to attend and contribute.
If you would like to attend please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to get an invite.
Entry is by invitation only.
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