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India to be ‘Country of The Year’ at Europe’s largest tech & digital fair

At the upcoming VivaTech 2022, India will be named “Country of the Year.” According to the event organizers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered the keynote talk at the fifth edition of the VivaTech digital expo last year, which generated a lot of excitement in Europe and India.

India will be the ‘Country of the Year’ at VivaTech 2022, Europe’s largest technology and digital show, which will take place from June 15 to 18 in Paris. This is the first time Vivatech has bestowed the distinguished award on a country.

The achievement comes a year after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s keynote address, which created quite a stir in both Europe and India.

According to the Indian embassy in France, the designation is a global acknowledgement of India’s contribution to the world of technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship, as well as 75 years of India’s independence and the same number of years of Indo-France diplomatic ties. The Indian delegation at VivaTech this year will be led by Union Minister for Communication, Electronics and Information Technology Ashwini Vaishnaw, Indian Ambassador to France Jawed Ashraf, and around 100 officials, CEOs, and digital professionals.

India will demonstrate to the world its achievements in public digital infrastructure, including those for payment digitisation, financial inclusion, health and welfare, and so on. Advanced green and clean mobility items such as e-cars and scooters, as well as drones, will be on display.

There will be 65 startups in all, including 15 in the India Pavilion and 51 in the Digital Pavilion. In addition to Union Minister Vaishnaw’s keynote talk, four CEOs and IT leaders will offer their perspectives on the main stages over the course of four days.

The Indian Pavilion will house 15 Indian startups, each of which will be able to network with guests personally or online.

TCS’s Jaguar Formula E-Car is one of the prominent exhibitions of the India Pavilion, as is an electric plane built by a startup funded by IIT Mandi that can operate in steep terrains and metropolitan regions for carbon-free, fast, and economical transportation.

The India Pavilion will also display inventions such as a portable Spandan ECG equipment developed by Sunfox. The 12-lead portable ECG gadget provides continuous ECG monitoring through a tiny smartphone app from anywhere.

It can identify 21 arrhythmia patterns, 12 cardiac dysfunction illnesses, and has a live ECG monitoring option, among other things. Annie, the world’s first self-learning Braille gadget for the visually challenged, will also be on display in the India Pavilion. It was created by a firm named Thinkerbell Labs to help students learn to read, write, and type braille on their own.


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