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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
With best regards
Head, German-Indian Round Table Hamburg