India Week Hamburg 2021 and GIRT’s engagement

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.

The session on R&D and innovation is an event of GIRT/TUHH. Further details about this session, including log-in details, can be found here.

  • Wednesday, 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)..

Please register for the event using this link: https://tuhh.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvcuGorjIjE9TCSBsLRvIpspIPcZr8FRH4

  • Tuesday, 10 Nov. 2021: Indo-German Cooperation in Research, Education and Innovation (in presence)

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.

Info & registration: https://indico.desy.de/e/indiaweekhamburg

  • Tuesday, 16 Nov. 2021: Indo-German Start-up Stories

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.

For further details, please see: http://girt-hamburg.global-innovation.net/?p=1654

  • The overall India Week Hamburg

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.

Concluding thoughts

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.

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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.

With very best regards

Rajnish Tiwari

Indo-German Start-up Stories

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Keynotes – Stories – Panel

Tuesday, 16.11.2021 | 10:00 CET / 14:30 IST (duration: 2 hours)

Live Stream: https://www.digitalhublogistics.hamburg/tv

Registration: https://en.digitalhublogistics.hamburg/event-details/indo-german-start-up-stories

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

Programme:

Welcome: Introduction of Event & Partners:Dr. Stephan Buse, Deputy Director, Institute for Technology & Innovation Management, TUHH

Keynote: Prof. Peter Kabel, AECAL GmbH

Startup Stories:

Moderator: Julian Zix, Project Lead, GINSEP, German Startup Association

Ragesh Ravi, Founder, MyBunkers

Jannik Strohbeck, Atman Jain, Co-founders, ActiveLab

Enabler-Panel:

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Rajnish Tiwari, Professor of Business Administration & Global Innovation, Hochschule Fresenius

Lee Lee Ong, Project Director, International Investments, Hamburg Invest

Julian Zix, Project Lead, GINSEP, German Startup Association

Johannes Berg, Managing Director, Digital Hub Logistics Hamburg

Closing

Online event on Nov. 10, 2021: Potentials of Indo-German Collaboration for High-Tech Innovation

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Come and get inspired!

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)

Zoom link for registration:

https://tuhh.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvcuGorjIjE9TCSBsLRvIpspIPcZr8FRH4

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„India: what next?“: GIRT Hamburg invites to its next meeting on August 26, 2019

India: What next?

  • Tracking important policy and regulatory changes for investors under the new government
  • GIRT Hamburg invites to its next meeting on August 26, 2019, 6 PM

India is making headlines. Moreover, it is making news not only for the recent political decisions involving recent policy measures in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). For the first time in several decades, a sitting government has been returned to office in India with a full – and even increased – majority, in the largest democratic electoral exercise of the world.

Many experts interpret the clear majority for the ruling alliance as a direct mandate for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to undertake far-reaching reforms in the country. PM Modi has already announced his vision to turn India into a $5 trillion economy by 2024.

Significant reforms are needed to achieve this vision, especially in the face of reports of a slowdown in the economy. On the other hand, the country is witnessing many innovations and is making progress with digitalization.

The recent steps taken by the government for a full national integration of Jammu & Kashmir are also likely to have significant implications for the business and regulatory environment in the medium to long run.

It is in the backdrop of these developments that we invite you to our next meeting, which will be held on August 26, 2019 at 6 PM in the premises of Taylor Wessing.

  • The meeting will begin with a brief welcome by Dr. Philipp Behrendt, Partner at Taylor Wessing and and by Dr. Rajnish Tiwari, Head of GIRT Hamburg.
  • His Excellence, Mr. Madan Lal Raigar, India’s Consul General in Hamburg, will grace the occasion as the guest of honour and deliver a welcome address.
  • The main keynote at the event will be by Ms. Iris Winkler, a well-noted India expert and Senior Manager at PwC. Ms. Winkler will provide new insights on the latest investment scenario in India. She will also highlight some important policy measures introduced by the new government in its recent budget and the changes associated with them for investors.

This will be followed by a networking opportunity over snacks and a majestic view across the Elbphilharmony. The event is kindly supported by Taylor Wessing.

The event details are as below:

  • Date: August 26, 2019 (18:00 – 20.00 hours)
  • Place: Taylor Wessing
    Hanseatic Trade Center, Am Sandtorkai 41, 20457 Hamburg

Our events are generally bi-lingual to allow interaction with all interested persons without language barriers. The meeting will provide ample opportunity for “networking” with snacks and finger food.

The participation is free of charge but requires prior and binding registration by e-mail to tiwari@tuhh.de by Thursday, August 22, 2019. To enable a quality discussion, we reserve the right to admission and shall confirm the accepted registrations.

Looking forward to an interesting and informative get together!

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GIRT Hamburg invites to its next meeting on Sept. 13, 2018

GIRT Hamburg and PwC join hands to organize an event to present results of recent studies of patterns in inwards and outwards FDI between India and Germany

Bild: R. Tiwari

Foreign direct investments (FDI) between India and Germany have been growing steadily. As per the official Bundesbank data, the consolidated stock of German FDI in India grew more than five-folds between 2006 and 2016: from €2.9 billion to €15.9 billion.[1] Today more than 600 German companies employ over 300,000 people in India and generate annual revenues worth €32 billion, which does not show in the trade statistics. Similarly, close to 100 Indian companies have invested €3.5 billion in Germany. They employ more than 20,000 people and generate annual revenues worth €11 billion in Germany.

So far, however, little information is publically available about the current patterns of German FDI in India, and vice versa, concerning the drivers of FDI, regional distribution and its effects on the host economy. German-Indian Round Table (GIRT) Hamburg is pleased to hold an event in cooperation with PwC Hamburg to shed more light on this and share this valuable knowledge with the interested firms, policy makers, media and individuals.

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The event will begin with a brief welcome by Mr. Frank Quassowsky, Partner at PwC and Head of PwC’s India-German Business Group and by Dr. Rajnish Tiwari, Head of GIRT Hamburg.

The introductory words of the hosts shall be followed by a welcome address by India’s Consul General in Hamburg, Mr. Madan Lal Raigar, who will grace the event as chief guest.

The main keynote of the event will be on “German direct investments in India: Motives, regional distribution and effects” by Dr. Madan M. Arora. Weiterlesen