All global leaders of US and India will gather at St. Louis in order to strengthen the US-India connection around innovation and education.
As an initiative to the connection, Washington University in St. Louis- Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (WUSTL-IITB) will launch the Corporate Alliance to address the global issues and train the next generation.
The global leaders combine with leaders from two of the world's top research universities and several major international corporations. The gathering will take place on Oct-19 and 20. The main goal of this connection is to address and press global issues.
The objective of WUSTL-IITB corporate alliance is to perform research of relevance to industry, government and society and to train the next generations of talented leaders.
"While we cannot know the challenges that the world will be facing in the years to come, we do know for sure that collaboration across national boundaries and academic disciplines will play a monumental role in addressing the world's most pressing and important issues," said WUSTL Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton.
"Networks of thoughtful, innovative scientists and professionals like this Corporate Alliance are the foundation for this collaborative, global approach", he added.
According to source, this meeting follows the successful Corporate Leaders Conclave held in Mumbai in March, where the group began to make significant strides in the areas of collaboration and research. Through the McDonnell Academy Global Energy and Environment Partnership (MAGEEP), faculty from the two institutions have collaborated on more than 25 projects.
Some of the important initiatives underway through the alliance and MAGEEP include:
- Solar Energy Research Institute for India and the US (SERIIUS)
- Joint Executive MBA program between IIT Bombay and Washington /university
- Technology Park near Mumbai.