Netherlands & Karnataka To Develop Tech Solutions In Healthcare And Cybersecurity

The Government of Karnataka has banded together with the Dutch government to utilize the latter’s proficiency in infotech, health tech, and cybersecurity as they have declared in a joint articulation that IT will assume a crucial role for collaboration between the Netherlands and India. The Netherlands government will provide the capital in the form of seed financing in the scope of €25000-75,000 in order to support the initiative.

Dutch organizations will help the Karnataka government center of excellence for cybersecurity to enlarge as well as augment the capacities of the entire association together. The joint endeavors of the organization will help in decreasing the undeniably high number of digital assaults and surveying their effect on the economies.

“The two sides have what it takes to develop an ecosystem favorable for international partnerships to address our joint needs in areas such as research and development and capacity-building, thereby creating a skilled workforce, ready to take on challenges that the future holds for us,” said Gert Heijkoop, emissary general of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, in Bengaluru.

The administration uncovered that as organizations were concentrating more on containing the digital dangers, there was a noteworthy digital ability lag regarding the skills required for cybersecurity.

Gaurav Gupta, central secretary at the Department of IT, biotechnology, science, and technology with the Karnataka administration, said that the state had set a far reaching intend to construct a stage for cybersecurity at the center. “We are anxious to take a shot at the difficulties that we are for the most part looking in the regular digital reality today,” he said.

“Cybersecurity needs a multidisciplinary way to tackle the difficulties now and later on. It likewise needs different stakeholders to be included, be it organizations, academic networks or governments,” said Michel Rademaker, delegate executive at The Hague Center for Strategic Studies.

Letter of Intent

This development comes in the focal point of a Letter of Intent (LoI) the Karnataka government signed amid the visit of Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade Sigrid Kaag, and Dutch Minister for Medical Care Bruno Bruins to Bengaluru in May 2018 to set up Living Lab here.

The goal is to ‘enhance access to cheaper healthcare through eHealth and restorative gadgets’. Living Lab is a developing ecosystem that interfaces government, industry and the scholarly community to co-creative inventive answers for shared societal difficulties.

The Living Lab activity has been in progress in other economies such as China, Brazil, Indonesia and Bengaluru will be the most recent one to join this network.

One reason for picking Bengaluru, as indicated by  Akanksha Sharma, Senior Policy Advisor, Holland Innovation Network, was due to the ecosystem that exists inside the city. “From research being done in colleges to organizations such as Philips, alongside being the startup center of the nation are the primary factors that the legislature considered while settling on this choice,” she said.

Pilot venture

The pilot venture includes improvement of Generic tool box to create health literacy application for the utilization in India and the Netherlands, Point of Care device for quicker diagnosis of afflictions like urinary tract contaminations and making a framework for distinguishing proof of biomarkers for mass screening of populace in danger of advancement of neurodegenerative disorders.

In the coming months, the two sides will likewise investigate open doors for student exchange under the three joint tasks to jump start the research . Community for Human Genetics (CHG), which is the anchor establishment for Living Lab in Bangalore will help the procedure, together with Nuffic Netherlands Education Support Office (NESO) in Bangalore and Taskforce for Applied Research (SIA) in the Netherlands.

The legislature is likewise undertaking different efforts to sort out organizing the Hague India Cyber Security Summer School at the Centre of Excellence for the Cyber Security in Bangalore.

Netherlands is one of the most associated nations in Western Europe and has the world’s third biggest internet exchange area. It has put resources into empowering the nation to embrace the digital era with ease.

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