Another Startup Delegation Trip
It is time for the second digital startup delegation trip to Germany! This year, GINSEP supported by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) has joined hands with CEFE International under the umbrella of the MSME Innovation project implemented by GIZ on behalf of the Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and supported by the Indian Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MoMSME) to bring about an amazing line up of sessions and potential partners to you.
Between May, 31st to June, 4th, 15 selected Indian startups from the area of Tech4Good will have the chance to get an exclusive deep dive into the German market to plan their expansion and identify potential partners. We will enable your entry into the German market in 10 easy to follow steps. Each selected startup will be assigned a mentor during the week to work on your expansion plan. Despite opportunities to further validate your business model, meet potential partners, understand the German startup ecosystem, we will host a final demoday allowing you to gain access to German and Indian investors.
Incubator Virtual Tour to Germany
We can't meet in person this year, but because we believe entrepreneurial ventures between India and Germany are part of the answer, we decided to do a Virtual Incubator Tour, until we can again. Together with CEFE International we lead through the German Startup Ecosystem with a special focus on incubation in order to help explore the German market, learn from best practices, increase capacity, develop internationalization programs for startups and identify potential partners in the German startup ecosystem.
Starting on May, 19th to June, 4th, with two dedicated days a week 3-4 hours each, 15 selected Indian incubators will have the chance to peek behind the doors of some of the German markets leading incubators and other ecosystem players. We will lead your incubator from understanding the peculiarities of the German market to creating an actual internationalization plan, designed to support startups in your cohort to venture into international market.
Baden-Württemberg Continues to be in Demand With Foreign Investors
Even in times of crisis, significantly more foreign settlement projects than in the previous year
Baden-Württemberg remains a popular investment location for companies from abroad even during the corona crisis. According to the state's own location promotion agency Baden-Württemberg International (BW_i), the German south-west attracted 398 foreign settlement projects in the past year and was thus well above the level in 2019 (365 projects). A total of around 5800 international companies are currently based in Baden-Württemberg. “The very good result shows that Baden-Württemberg is very popular even in times of crisis. The country scores with international investors with its innovative strength in future topics such as artificial intelligence, quantum technology or fuel cell development, its business-related research institutions, well-trained specialists and, last but not least, with its high quality of life, "said Minister of Economic Affairs Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut.
Switzerland - traditionally a close economic partner of the German south-west due to its proximity to the border - took the top spot among the countries of origin of foreign investments in 2020, as in previous years, with 129 projects (2019: 111). The USA followed with 42 (2019: 38), Austria with 29 (2019: 22), France with 28 (2019: 19), the Netherlands with 25 projects (2019: 15) and Great Britain with 19 projects (2019: 17). While the willingness to invest in European countries has increased compared to the previous year, investments from China with 15 projects fell by around a third (2019: 22).
Warum nicht aus Indien?
Gemeinsam mit Let’s Bridge IT und HubWerk01 lädt das „India Board Karlsruhe“ Geschäftsführer, Personalverantwortliche und IT-Leiter zu einer Online-Informationsveranstaltung ein. „Let’s bridge IT“, die Karlsruher Repräsentanz in Maharashtra/Indien, hilft dabei.
Im Angesicht der COVID19-Pandemie hat Digitalisierung in allen Geschäfts- und Lebensbereichen rasant an Bedeutung gewonnen. Digitale Fitness wird künftig für Firmen, Verwaltungen und Hochschulen Chance und Herausforderung sein. Damit einhergehend steigt ebenso rasant der Bedarf an IT-Fachkräften. Auf dem deutschen Arbeitsmarkt stehen diese nicht zur Verfügung.