Almedalen Week 2022

Engage with the most insightful conversations and innovative ideas on sustainability, climate action & society with speakers from
India & Sweden at Engaging India at Almedalen

The World is One Family

'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam'

Events over the past two years have, more than ever, shown us that nations and communities cannot exist in silos. There is a strong need to co-think our future as one planet and one society. Accordingly, this year, the theme for Engaging India at Almedalen is The World is One Family, borrowing from the ancient Indian concept of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam.

Under this theme, the seminars focus on fostering cooperation, collaboration, and connections between the Swedish and Indian Innovation, Technology and Sustainability Ecosystems with thought-leaders, policy makers, academia and innovators from Sweden and India. Previously, Engaging India at Almedalen seminars have shown the potential of collaboration between Sweden and India. There are already successful examples of this. The theme of 2022 takes these collaborations forward to explore co-creation opportunities for our planet.

JULY 4 Seminar 1


Rejuvenating the planet: How can Sweden and India collaborate for a sustainable future?

·      H.E. Tanmaya Lal, Ambassador of India to Sweden & Latvia

·      Keynote: Nandan Nilekani, Co-founder & Chairman, Infosys Technologies & Tech pioneer behind the world's largest unique digital id system

·      Fredrik Hörstedt, Head of International Cooperation, Vinnova

·      Owe Ronström, Professor Emeritus, Uppsala University

·      Rupali Mehra, Founder, Content People AB, Moderator

WHEN & WHERE 12.00-13.00 Sweden (3.30 pm – 4.30 pm India)
B-51, Plan 5, Uppsala University Campus Gotland, Sweden

Welcome to fruit smoothies before the seminar.

JULY 5 Seminar 2

What are the pathways to energy transition for climate neutrality for Sweden and India?

To achieve climate neutrality requires cooperation in fields of clean energy research and inclusive development that ensures adequate and affordable energy access. What are the pathways for a collaborative energy transition? How can Sweden and India collaborate and learn from each other?

  • Tor Broström, Professor, Uppsala University
  • Anirban Ghosh. Chief Sustainability Officer, Mahindra Group
  • Shivanand Nimbargi, Co-Chair, FICCI Renewable Energy CEOs Council and MD & CEO, Ayana Renewable Power Ltd.
  • Björn Samuelsson, Lecturer, Uppsala University
  • Swaminathan Ramanathan, Director, Deloitte and Lecturer & Researcher, Uppsala University

WHEN & WHERE 12.00-13.00 Sweden (3.30 pm – 4.30 pm India)
Torget, Plan 1, Hus D, Uppsala University Campus Gotland, Sweden

Welcome to fruit smoothies before the seminar.


JULY 6 Seminar 3


How can technology collaborations help us build a more sustainable planet?

Technological advancements aimed at recycling & regenerating our planet’s resources are crucial. They also need to be shared. How can tech collaborations towards reducing our carbon footprint enable us to build better for the future generations?·

  • Keynote: Bunker Roy, Founder & Chairman, Barefoot College
  • Neeraj Jain, Chief Innovation Officer, Deloitte India
  • Anders Andersson, VP/CSO, Spowdi AB
  • Jacob Hallencreutz, Group CEO, EPSI & Senior Lecturer, Uppsala University
  • Jay Dutta, Head of Product Design, Udaan 
  • Thushar Jadhav, Co-founder, Manastu Space
  • Pawan Tahlani, Business Sweden Delhi

WHEN & WHERE 14.00-15.00 Sweden (5.30 pm – 6.30 pm India)
B-51, Hus B, Uppsala University Campus Gotland, Sweden

Welcome to our fika service between Seminar 3 & 4.

JULY 6 Seminar 4


Partnerships towards Global Goals: Can Sweden and India show the way? 

Global partnerships are a key goal in sustainable development. As the Covid-19 pandemic showed, we cannot achieve sustainable development goals in silos. Multi-stakeholder partnerships among countries, communities, and people are needed within the sustainability framework. The closing seminar of Engaging India at Almedalen invites speakers from India and Sweden to explore how Sweden and India can partner towards achieving Global Goals.

  • H.E. Klas Molin, Ambassador of Sweden to India
  • Per Arne Wikström, Head, Office of Science & Innovation, Embassy of Sweden, New Delhi
  • Viral Thakker, Partner, Deloitte India
  • Raine Isaksson, Docent & Associate Professor, Uppsala University
  • Joachim Lindborg, CTO, Sustainable Innovation AB
  • Erik Gutwasser, President Nordics & Baltics, Mastercard
  • Sujith Nair, CEO & Co-Founder, Beckn Foundation
  • Rupali Mehra, Founder, Content People AB, Moderator

WHEN & WHERE 15.30-16.30 Sweden (7.00 pm – 8.00 pm India)
B-51, Hus B, Uppsala University Campus Gotland, Sweden

Welcome to our fika service between Seminar 3 & 4.

About Engaging India at Almedalen

Now in its 3rd year, Engaging India at Almedalen is an annual seminar series focussing on how collaboration between Swedish and Indian innovation ecosystems can foster new approaches, frameworks and solutions for sustainability that is available for everyone.
Organised by Uppsala University, Content People AB and Zerocity, the seminar series connects the urban needs, innovative spirit, technological prowess and entrepreneurial energy of India with the ideas of sustainability and resilience, and the business models of Sweden and the Nordic world.

About Almedalen Week

Almedalen Week (Almedalsveckan in Swedish) was started in 1968 by Sweden’s former Prime Minister Olof Palme on the beautiful island of Gotland. Over the decades, Almedalen Week has grown into one of the world’s largest events that draws industry, academia, governments and civil society from Sweden, Europe and more recently Asia to exchange ideas, network, build relations and transfer knowledge on societal and sustainability issues.

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We look forward to your participation at Engaging India at Almedalen!

Organised by:

Uppsala University Campus Gotland, Zerocity, Content People AB

Organising Committee:

Prof. Owe Ronstrom, Professor Emeritus, Uppsala University
Dr. Swaminathan Ramanathan, Lecturer & Researcher, Uppsala University. Director, Deloitte India
Rupali Mehra, Founder & CEO, Content People AB

Coordinating Team:

Selva Kumar, M.S. Industrial Management and Innovation Uppsala University