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.
70 Years of Strong Partnership
Cooperation began as early as 1951
One of Germany's most important partners in the Indo-Pacific is India. The two countries established diplomatic relations 70 years ago. At that time, India was one of the first countries to recognise the Federal Republic of Germany diplomatically after the Second World War.
“The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Government of India have agreed to exchange diplomatic missions of the rank of legations shortly.” With this short press release, the Federal Press Office announced the beginning of diplomatic relations between India and Germany on 7 March 1951.
On the occasion of the anniversary, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas acknowledged the special importance of Indo-German relations: "Germany and India are strategic partners. We are united by our vibrant democracies. We stand up for a rules-based world order - in the United Nations, but also as partners in the Alliance for Multilateralism."
Over the past seven decades, India has become one of Germany's most important partners in the Indo-Pacific. The two partners are united not only by common interests, which often lead to joint action, but also by their democratic constitution. On 18 May 2000, India and Germany signed the "Agenda for Indo-German Partnership in the 21st Century". This laid the foundations for the expansion of bilateral cooperation in a rapidly changing international environment. Since 2011, a key element of the exchange has been the bilateral Indo-German Government Consultations, at which the cabinets of both countries meet every two years.