Veranstaltungsankündigung: Indien als Herausforderung für „Hidden Champions“

Einladung zum Symposium „Indien als Herausforderung für „Hidden Champions“:
Erfolgsfaktoren der Marktbearbeitung für deutsche Mittelständler“

Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,

im September 2013 findet zum fünften Mal die India Week Hamburg statt.  Im Zeitraum vom 07. bis zum 15. September wird eine Vielzahl höchst interessanter Veranstaltungen zu wirtschaftlichen und kulturellen Themen dieses faszinierenden Landes angeboten.

Mit diesem Schreiben laden wir Sie sehr herzlich zu einem Symposium zum Thema

Indien als Herausforderung für „Hidden Champions“:
Erfolgsfaktoren der Marktbearbeitung für deutsche Mittelständler

ein, welches der German-Indian Round Table (GIRT) Hamburg am 10. September in Kooperation mit dem Institut für Technologie- und Innovationsmanagement der TU Hamburg-Harburg (TIM/TUHH) und der Handelskammer Hamburg organisiert. Weitere Unterstützung erfahren wir durch das Indische Generalkonsulat in Hamburg sowie unseren Medienpartner „Indien Aktuell“.


Hamburger Abendblatt: „Evotec schließt Werk in Indien“

„Wegen gestiegener Lohnkosten und einem auslaufenden Mietvertrag schließt das Hamburger Biotechunternehmen Evotec seine indische Tochterfirma. Alle noch laufenden Projekte sollen bis Ende September beendet sein.“

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Next meeting of GIRT Hamburg on 10th Sept. 2012

German-Indian Round Table (GIRT) Hamburg takes pleasure in cordially inviting its participants and other interested persons to its next meeting on September 10th, 2012.

On this occasion Mr. René Neukirchner, student at Hamburg University of Technology, will present results of a study of innovation strategies pursued by some of the largest German companies in India, which include BASF, Bosch, Daimler, SAP and Siemens. The study looks at a unique combination of “global innovation” with “open innovation”. It examines which projects are being pursued by those firms and to what extent they are engaged in research collaboration with local Indian partners. The underlying idea is to learn from such strategies and to reduce market risk and technology uncertainty.

Apart from presentation of this study, there will be discussion on current developments in Indo-German context. We will also inform our participants about the initial planning related to India Week 2013. As usual, participants will have enough time to exchange thoughts and ideas, and engage in networking.

The event will take place on Monday, 10th Sept. 2012, at 18:30h in Hotel Baseler Hof (Esplanade 11, 20354 Hamburg).

There is no participation fee. As usual, the meeting takes place in the form of a “Stammtisch”, whereby each participant is expected to consume his or her evening meal at the meeting and pay for own consumption of food and beverages. This is a part of the arrangement with the event venue, which allows us to do without a participation fee.

Those interested in attending the GIRT meeting may write to latest by September 5th, 2012. Confirmation is subject to availability of seats. Since seating capacity is limited we require binding registration and will send the confirmed participants a written affirmation of the registration prior to the event.

(Infos as PDF)

With best regards

Rajnish Tiwari
Head, German-Indian Round Table Hamburg

‚God particle‘: The Indian connection with Higgs boson

The Times of India (4th July 2012) reports:

GENEVA: As all eyes today focus on the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, famously known as CERN, Indian scientific and technological contributions are among the many that keeps the world’s biggest particle physics laboratory buzzing.

In a ‚quantum‘ leap in physics, CERN scientists today claimed to have spotted a sub-atomic particle „consistent“ with the Higgs boson or ‚God particle‘, believed to be a crucial building block that led to the formation of the universe.

There is an intrinsic Indian connection to what is happening at CERN – Satyendra Nath Bose. It is Bose after whom the sub-atomic particle ‚boson‘ is named.

His study changed the way Particle Physics has been studied ever since. The Higgs boson is a particle that is theoretically the reason why all matter in the Universe has mass.

The name Higgs boson came from a British scientist Peter Higgs and Bose. The work done by Bose and Albert Einstein, later added by Higgs, lead to this pioneering day.

„India is like a historic father of the project,“ Paolo Giubellino, CERN spokesperson had said back in October last year when PTI visited the facility.

At the core of the CERN, spread over two countries as it is situated near the Swiss-Franco border, is the 27-km long tunnel, over 70 metres beneath the ground, where the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) or commonly referred to as the Big Bang experiment was conducted last year.

The experiment had aimed to recreate the conditions of the Big Bang, when the universe is thought to have exploded into existence about 14 billion years ago.

The CERN runs a number of experimental projects and over 100 Indian scientists are working round the clock.

Also see: Satyendra Nath Bose towers over Higgs in world of physics (Times of India, 6th July 2012)