Knowledge Summit II

The first edition of Knowledge Summit was held in March 2018. It was organized on the occasion of the State visit of the President of the Republic in India and inaugurated by Mrs. Frédérique Vidal, Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation which helped to establish the roadmap for Franco-Indian cooperation for the coming years, in partnership with companies.

The second edition of Knowledge Summit will be held in Lyon on 17 and 18 October, 2019.

Its objective will be to strengthen the French-Indian network of motor establishments in academic and scientific cooperation. The two-day summit will involve a series of interactive sessions, allowing participants to deepen scientific and academic cooperation between our two countries and launch concrete initiatives in priority areas such as:

  • Smart cities: Electric Mobility & Transport
  • Smart Cities: Urban Planning & Architecture
  • Aeronautics & Space
  • Agriculture & Food Processing
  • Eco – Energy & Renewable Energy
  • Artificial Intelligence, Big Data & Mathematics
  • Valorisation of Natural Resources from Plants
  • Marine Sciences
  • Strengthening Employability & Entrepreneurship

Due to the limited slots in the thematic sessions, you are requested to send your expression of interest to rba@ifindia.in      

         

Type of Visa & Documents Required

For your travel to France for the Summit, you need to apply for a Short-Term Business Visa via the Visa Application Centre (VFS). The participants will benefit from a visa fee waiver from the Embassy of France in India.

To apply for visa, please follow the below steps:

  1. Visa application form to be filled online here, printed and signed.
  2. Book an appointment at your nearest VFS to submit the application

The supporting documents to be provided are as follows (the list may be available once you complete the form): 

  • Passport valid for a minimum of 6 months
  • Letter of invitation provided by the French Institute in India (Institut Français en Inde)
  • Return travel ticket
  • Travel health insurance of not less than 30,000 euros
  • Proof of accommodation
  • Photograph
  • Bank statement for the last 6 months or ITR

 

Letter of Invitation for Participants

The French Institute in India (Institut Français en Inde) will issue an invitation letter to all the participants in order to avail the visa fee waiver or which if required, can be submitted at the home institution.

Kindly fill out the information asked in the table below and send it to Ms. Shefali Chaudhary (sch@ifindia.in) and Ms. Muskaan Dhupar (mdh@ifindia.in) along with a scanned copy of your passport

Title (Dr./Prof./

Mr./Ms.)

Last name

First name(s)

Sex

Nationality

Date and place of birth

Passport Number

Issued on

Expires on

Designation and company

Postal Address

Dates of travel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kindly make your reservation directly with the hotel. Please specify “KNOWLEDGE SUMMIT 2019” in the correspondence addressed to the hotel while booking. Here are the recommended hotels, offering special rates especially for participants of the Summit:

 

Comfort Suites

Knowledge Summit Hotel Lyon2** standard hotel – 5 minutes away from the venue

Address: 31, rue Chevreul, Lyon, 69007, France

Special Rate: €80 + taxes per person per night including breakfast (approx. INR 6 500)

For reservation: reception@comfortsuiteslyon.fr ;  Tel (+33) 4 72 72 08 36

 

B&B Hotel

Knowledge Summit 2 Lyon Hotel3*** standard hotel – 5 minutes away from the venue

Address: 43 rue Raulin, 69007 Lyon, France

Special Rate: €93.5 + taxes per person per night, including breakfast (approx. INR 7 500)

For reservation:  bb_4597@hotelbb.com; (+33) (0)8 90 64 97 10

 

Ôtelia

Knowledge Summit 2 Hotel Lyon3*** fully equipped studios – 10 minutes away from the venue via direct tramway

Address: 200 avenue Berthelot – 69007 Lyon

Special Rate: €76 + taxes per person per night including breakfast (approx. INR 6 000)

For reservation:  otelia@gestetud.fr; (+33) (0)4 37 37 21 60

 

Ibis

Knowledge Summit 2 Ibis Hotel Lyon3*** standard hotel – 6 minutes away from the venue

Address: 51 rue de l’Université, 69007 Lyon, France

Rate: €100

Click here for reservation or call (+33) (0)478 72 78 42.

 

Campanile

Knowledge Summit 2 Lyon Hotel2** standard hotel – 12 minutes away from the venue

Address: 17 Place Carnot, 69002 Lyon, France

Rate: €100

Click here for reservation or call (+33) (0)04 78 02 58 00

 

Mama Shelter

3*** original hotel – 10 minutes away from the venue

Address: 13 rue Domer, 69007 Lyon, France

Rate: €150

Click here for reservation or call (+33) (0)04 78 02 58 00

 

Alexandria

4**** luxury hotel – 12 minutes away from the venue

Address: 49 rue Victor Hugo, 69002 Lyon, France

Rate: €100

Click here for reservation or call (+33) (0)4 78 37 75 79

 

Sofitel

4**** luxury hotel – 10 minutes away from the venue

Address: 20 Quai du Docteur Gailleton, 69002 Lyon, France

Rate: €230

Click here for reservation or call (+33) (0)4 72 41 20 20

 

The second edition of Knowledge Summit will be held at the University of Lyon, 18 Quai Claude Bernard.

 

How to get around :

The nearest stops are:

Metro line D | Guillotière Station – Gabriel Péri (+ Tram T1 connection)

T1 tramway | Quai Claude Bernard stop

T2 tramway | Center Berthelot stop

Bus line 35 | Stop University Street (15 Claude Bernard Wharf) – Stop Béchevelin (rue Chevreul)

Click here to find practical information on reaching the venue, the University of Lyon.



To participate in the event, please register here.

For paper applications, please download the following form, fill it up and send it back to the e-mail addresses provided below:

Registration Form_ Knowledge Summit 2

Kindly note that access to the summit will be granted to registered participants only. Please fill in the mandatory registration forms via Google Forms or via e-mail to receive your accreditation.

For more information, please contact Ms. Shefali Chaudhary (sch@ifindia.in) and Ms. Rajni Bachwani (rba@ifindia.in)

 

Coinciding with President Emmanuel Macron’s first State visit to India in March 2018, the Knowledge Summit 1 brought together leaders form the academic, scientific and economic world in order to shape the Indo French roadmap for the next decade.

Graced by the presence of H.E. Mrs Frédérique Vidal, Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation and Shri Prakash Javadekar, former Hon’ble Minister of Human Resource Development, this two-day meeting offered a common moment for a common goal: increase student mobility, enlarge Research & Development collaborations and link campuses to companies by focusing on employability. 

Read the Recommendations of the Knowledge Summit 1, New Delhi, March 2018.

The Knowledge Summit 1 in Pictures

The Franco-Indian Summit of the Year

The Summit is organised by the Embassy of France in India, in partnership with Campus France and the University of Lyon and will be inaugurated by high level dignitaries of the governments of France and India.

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