Shivani Sharma

Shivani Sharma

Knowledge Economy Adviser

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11th April 2017 Delhi, India

Shivani Sharma

by Shivani Sharma

Knowledge Economy Adviser

Exploring opportunities in marine science and technology

The Indian Ocean region is abundant with resources, particularly in the sectors of fisheries, aquaculture, ocean energy, sea-bed mining and minerals. Oceans have immense potential that needs to be harnessed in a balanced manner, where its preservation and health are given their due importance. The UK has world-leading strengths in marine technologies (robotics and autonomous […]

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7th March 2017 Delhi, India

Jane Urquhart and Leena Kukreja

Women in STEM: closing the gender gap

Growing up in Australia, like all kids, I was curious and inquisitive about the ‘science’ behind things. Encouraged by a school teacher mother and an engineer father, I coveted a plastic microscope and a chemistry set. But, like many other kids, I lost confidence in my abilities in science and maths. Growing up in India, […]

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24th May 2016 Delhi, India

Shivani Sharma

by Shivani Sharma

Knowledge Economy Adviser

Bridging industry and academia can help solve ‘grand challenges’

I was invited to a meeting of industry and academics who were focussing on translating excellent research into real world solutions.  The event was held at the DST Centre for Policy Research at Panjab University.  A key challenge India faces is bridging the gap between industry and researchers.  This is vital in solving bigger problems […]

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7th January 2016 Delhi, India

Shivani Sharma

by Shivani Sharma

Knowledge Economy Adviser

Indo-UK Conference on Emergency & Critical Care Services

The British Deputy High Commission Chandigarh organised an Indo-UK Conference on Emergency & Critical Care Services on 27th November 2015. UK-India collaboration in health  Both India and the UK are now focussing on working together on healthcare and the main objectives of the conference were: 1) to allow UK and Indian organisations to explore the […]

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11th August 2015 Delhi, India

Shivani Sharma

by Shivani Sharma

Knowledge Economy Adviser

Roundtable on exploring Indo-UK education cooperation and funding sources

British Deputy High Commission Chandigarh organised a roundtable meet on 4th August at Chandigarh with three clearly defined aims: increase visibility of UK excellence in Education, forge new partnerships based on mutual interest increase number of quality applications from Indian universities to UK funding sources The idea to hold this session floated from our experience […]

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About Shivani Sharma

Shivani Sharma is a Knowledge Economy Adviser based in the British Deputy High Commission Chandigarh. She is the sector lead for Healthcare, Skill & Education and Science & Innovation. Previously,…

Shivani Sharma is a Knowledge Economy Adviser based in the British Deputy High Commission Chandigarh. She is the sector lead for Healthcare, Skill & Education and Science & Innovation. Previously, she was Deputy Director with Federation of Indian Export Organisations, New Delhi parent body for Indian exporters and Export Promotion Councils) as Head Study Cell undertaking primary research based studies for Ministry of Commerce, Government of India. While working with leading Chamber Confederation of Indian Industry, she had close interaction with industries based in North India and State Government, especially with Himachal Pradesh.

She has almost 10 years of experience in liasoning and networking with various sector leaders, be it in academia, life sciences, IT, Textiles, engineering etc. Shivani is an MBA from Institute of Marketing & Management, New Delhi and an Economics Graduate from Delhi University.

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