Innovation & entrepreneurship form the basis for the prosperity of societies. India and Germany have been experiencing a start-up boom in promising industries for years. Start-ups are often founded by students and young scientists. How cooperation can contribute to the success of start-ups will be discussed at this event with German and Indian founders & promoters. The event is part of the India Week Hamburg 2021 and is aimed at students, funding organisations & stakeholders with an interest in the Indo-German start-up ecosystem.
Event organisers: GINSEP, GIRT, TU Hamburg, Hamburg Invest
Welcome: Introduction of Event & Partners:Dr.
Stephan Buse, Deputy Director, Institute for Technology & Innovation
Peter Kabel, AECAL GmbH
Julian Zix, Project Lead, GINSEP, German Startup Association
Together with Fraunhofer IAPT
and DESY we would like to cordially invite you to our joint event ’Indo-German
cooperation in Research, Education and Innovation’ as a part of India Week, which will take place on
Wednesday, 10 November 2021 | 14:30 – 16:30 (CET) at Consulate General of India | Kohlhöfen 21 | Hamburg
In context of Indo-German collaboration in research,
DESY and Fraunhofer IAPT from Hamburg present science projects followed by a
discussion with the audience.
Join us in the comprehensible
lectures on nano-material research with X-rays and new manufacturing
possibilities through industrial 3D Printing.
We welcome you for an
one-on-one discussion on science, innovation as well as opportunities for
students at both research institutions afterwards with:
Dr. Wolfgang Drube, DESY
Dr. Shrikant Bhat, DESY
M.Sc. Vishnuu Jothi Prakash, Fraunhofer IAPT
Please note that the event
will be subject to the applicable corona and hygiene rules, as described in the
The participants will be
allowed to the events only with a negative antigen test which should have been
done not prior to 24 hours or with a proof of double vaccination.
It will be mandatory for all
the participants to wear the medical masks during the event. The places will be
limited to 50 participants. Registration to the event is not required.
It is with great pleasure that I write to you today with information about the “India Week Hamburg” that is set to take off tomorrow, Monday, 8 Nov. 2021. Even though the Corona pandemic has taken its toll on our regular meetings, it has not stopped us from working in the background on topics close to our heart.
Together with our valuable partners in Hamburg, especially the Senate Chancellery, the Ministry of Culture, the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, the OAV Asia-Pacific Business Association, Hamburg Invest, the Hamburg Representation Mumbai, and of course, the Consulate General of India, we have been able to put up an impressive program of over 70 highly attractive events for the India Week Hamburg 2021. There is a good mix of online, offline and hybrid events.
In the following, I pick up some events that are co-organized by GIRT Hamburg.
Monday, 8 Nov. 2021: Hamburg-India Business Days
As many of you already know, tomorrow is the Hamburg-India Business Day with an impressive line-up of speakers. The keynote on the topic of economic recovery after Covid is being delivered by Mr. Sanjeev Sanyal, who is the Principal Economic Advisor to the Government of India and an internationally acclaimed economist and best-selling author. This is followed by a panel discussion on the theme of “Self-reliant India Policy: What does it mean for German business?”. This session will be moderated by Stefan Halusa, Director General of the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce and the panelists include Prof. Rishikesha Krishnan, Director of the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, Eeva Karsta (Drägerwork) and Indrajeet Sen (L&T). In addition, there are four online breakout sessions on highly relevant topics, such as green hydrogen projects in India, supply chains, taxation, and cooperation in R&D and innovation.
10 Nov. 2021: Potentials of Indo-German Collaboration for High-Tech Innovation
This very special GIRT/ TUHH/ FICCI event is concerned with the innovation potential in our turbulent world. Why does it make sense for India and Germany to cooperate in the field of hightech innovation? What are the experiences & challenges from firms‘ perspective? Join our online India Week Hamburg event on Nov. 10, between 10-12 CET to get some answers and a lot of inspiration from those who ought to know, namely experts and practitioners.
We look forward to an insightful event with high-caliber experts and practitioners that include Prof. Beate Bergé, Gopakumar Gopalakrishnan, Jagyan Mishra, John Ruolngul, Clemens von Reyher, Denise Ring, Dr. Stephan Buse, Pallavi Mishra, and Rajnish Tiwari.
Participating organizations (affiliations of the invited speakers)
include companies such as Infosys Innovation Lab, L&T Technology Services
Limited, and EDAG Group; universities such as the Fachhochschule Konstanz –
Hochschule für Technik, Wirtschaft und Gestaltung, Hamburg University of
Technology, Hochschule Fresenius, and associations, e.g. FICCI, IHK Nord e.V.
and the German-Indian Round Table (GIRT)..
10 Nov. 2021: Indo-German Cooperation in Research, Education and Innovation (in
In the context of Indo-German collaboration in research, DESY and Fraunhofer IAPT from Hamburg present science projects followed by a discussion with the audience. Comprehensible lectures will be given on nano-material research with X-rays and new manufacturing possibilities through industrial 3D Printing. Afterwards, scientists from Fraunhofer IAPT and DESY will be available for discussion on science, innovation as well as opportunities for students at both research institutions.
Innovation & entrepreneurship form the basis for the prosperity of societies. India and Germany have been experiencing a start-up boom in promising industries for years. Start-ups are often founded by students and young scientists. How cooperation can contribute to the success of start-ups will be discussed at this event with German and Indian founders & promoters. The event is aimed at students, funding organizations & stakeholders with an interest in the Indo-German start-up ecosystem.
The entire program of the India Week across cultural, economic, political and social events, as well as some very well-prepared and useful articles, podcasts etc. can be found under: www.indiaweek.hamburg.de.
We are very grateful to all those project partners and speakers who have contributed to enable the India Week in this pandemic time. Special thanks are due to the Senate Chancellery of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and Ms. Julie-Ann Shiraishi for great engagement and fruitful coordination.
On behalf of GIRT Hamburg – together with my colleagues Dr. Stephan Buse and Vishnuu Jothi Prakash – I wish you a week full of many informative, engaging and joyful events, whether online, offline or hybrid. Despite the short notice, which was unfortunately unavoidable due to various constraints, we do hope to see you in some of the events.
German-Indian Round Table (GIRT) Hamburg is pleased to announce that it will hold a breakout session on the theme of R&D cooperation for innovation on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021.
The online session will take place via Zoom between 14:15 and 15:15 CET (18:45 – 19:45 IST). Zoom details see below.
India has emerged as a lead
market for innovations, especially for frugal innovations that target
affordable excellence. Use of digital technologies in a voluminous and
unsaturated market offers tremendous opportunities to achieve scale in
production and cater to demand in other markets with similar socio-economic
needs. With examples from various sectors, such as telemedicine, fintech and
industrial goods, this session showcases the opportunities of Indo-German
collaboration as well as the implementation strategies to best realize the full
potential of this cooperation.
India and Germany belong to the group of leading innovating nations in selected high-tech sectors. Research conducted by the Institute for Technology and Innovation Management at TUHH shows that the competence profiles of the business and science sectors of both countries have complementarities, which have not been sufficiently utilized so far.
This online event will explore the potentials for Indo-German cooperation through selected successful practical examples, high-calibre expert talks and a panel discussion. Some of the questions it will focus upon are:
Why does it make sense for India and Germany to cooperate in the field of high-tech, e.g. hydrogen power?
What are the opportunities that German firms see in an innovation partnership with India?
Why do Indian companies engage in R&D and innovation in Germany? What are their experiences?
Event title: Potentials of Indo-German Collaboration for High-Tech Innovation
Date & Time: Wed., 10 Nov. 2021, 10:00 – 12:00 h (CET) | 14:30 – 16:30 h (IST)