Hamburg-India Business Day 2021: R&D cooperation for innovation

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.

This session is conceived as a precursor to another event on “Potentials of Indo-German Collaboration for High-Tech Innovation” on Nov. 10, 2021.

Time Topic
14:15 – 14:25 Welcome & introduction by Dr. Stephan Buse (Center for Frugal Innovation, TU Hamburg) and Prof. Dr. Rajnish Tiwari (
Hochschule Fresenius | Center for Frugal Innovation, TU Hamburg )
14:25 – 14:45 Keynote: R&D potential in the field of telemedicine by Mr. Peter Laser (Regional Sales Head, SternMed GmbH)  
14:45 – 15:10 Round of discussion with session participants
15:10 – 15:15 Wrap-up and end of the session  

Zoom link:

Meeting-ID: 874 8990 0128
Kenncode: 143677

This session is a part of the Hamburg-India Business Day 2021.

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

(image: GIGA Hamburg)
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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:


„Indiens Rechtsrahmen verunsichert deutsche Unternehmen“

In einem aktuellen Artikel für den Handelsblatt (9.9.2012) schreibt, Dr. Philipp Manoj Behrendt:

Investitionen in Indien sind nicht ohne. Rechtliche Hürden und jahrzehntelange Verfahren verunsichern ausländische Unternehmen. Die gewerblichen Schutzrechte sind unzureichend. Reformen zeigen nun erste Fortschritte.

Der Artikel basiert auf einen Vortrag, den Herr Dr. Behrendt im Rahmen einer von Taylor Wessing, PwC und dem GIRT gemeinsam veranstalteten Diskussionsabend zum Thema „Innovationsstandort Indien: Rechtliche, steuerliche und wirtschaftliche Rahmenbedingungen für Investitionen in innovative Industrien in Indien“ gehalten hat. Weitere Vorträge aus dieser Veranstaltung können hier heruntergeladen werden.

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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