Projects

We conduct projects across focus areas like startups, renewable resources and recognition of qualifications in Germany, important from an Indo-German business and political perspective.

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Focus Areas

Startups

We give startups the opportunity to leverage our extensive cross-border market entry support and help investors and corporates who want to invest in startups, to connect with fast-growing startups across various sectors, which we scout and keep track of.

With both, India and Germany, being strong markets for flourishing startup hubs, the dynamic startup sector adds a new and interesting dimension to growing Indo-German ties. The time is right for entrepreneurs in domains like Fintech, Health-tech, Transport and mobility, Aerospace, Energy, E-commerce, Big Data, IoT and AI, as well as corporates interested in investing in them, to leverage the ever-increasing opportunities offered by Indo-German startup ecosystems.

Reach out to us for services like Exploring one of the world’s fastest growing startup ecosystem, Connecting interested corporates with fast-growing startups, Scouting and keeping track of startups with growth potential and Helping startups with cross-border market entry support.

IGCC, Bengaluru is the official partner of the StartHubs AsiaBerlin network (SUAB) project in India. SUAB is a German-Asian startup network connecting the ecosystems in Berlin, Bengaluru, Jakarta and Manila. It brings together different startup ecosystem representatives to achieve professionalization and enhance direct cooperation between these stakeholders.

In addition, IGCC partners with various other startup initiatives e.g. RuhrSummit 2017, DENA Awards, etc. and organizes the participation and representation of Indo-German startups at an international level.

Whether you’re an investor, entrepreneur or accelerator, we’ll help you open doors of opportunities in the world’s third largest startup ecosystem.

Contact: chaitra.dole(at)indo-german.com 

Renewables

Germany leads the world in the renewable energy domain and if you wish to enter this promising market, we help you connect with German companies and research institutions, to enlist the use of alternative sources of energy and explore technologies in solar energy, wind energy, biomass, etc.

With its current thrust on ‘Energiewende’ or ‘Energy Transition’ and the move towards energy supply that is secure, affordable and sustainable, Germany has developed into a world leader in the area of renewable energy and energy efficiency technology. As India also stands strong in the commitment to renewable energy, with the Indian government supporting the development of this sector through various initiatives, there are numerous avenues for Indo-German collaboration that can benefit you as a company operating in the renewables sector.

We can offer you important information on the Indian renewable energy market, upcoming events where we would also organize German participation, links to details of various new and innovative technologies available, etc.

Reach out to make the most of Germany’s expertise and know-how in the renewable energy sector.

Contact: dipti.kanitkar(at)indo-german.com 

Recognition of Qualifications in Germany or ProRecognition

Our ProRecognition service, offered in cooperation with German government and relevant authorities, lets individuals evaluate their skills and qualifications for a job in Germany and also allows German companies to assess their foreign employees’ educational qualifications and professional certifications.

If you have studied a vocation or profession and intend to work in Germany, you can have your qualifications compared with the requirements of this profession in Germany and get them recognized. The recognition of your qualifications will improve your chances in the job market.

The ProRecognition project aims to assist individuals who want to get their professional qualifications recognized in Germany and also companies who want to get the qualifications of their employees recognized, to integrate them better in the German job market.

In addition, we also help you with translation and certification of your documents at special rates.

For more details on recognition of qualifications in Germany, you may visit the project website: www.prorecognition.in

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Contact: isabell.jenninger(at)indo-german.com 

 

 

Technical Barriers to Trade

Global Project Quality Infrastructure – India

Does your company face any technical market access challenges in India – for example related to technical regulations, standards, testing, certification, or inspection? Such issues can increase costs and cause delays in cross-border business between India and Germany.

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and the Indian Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution have set up the Indo-German Working Group on Quality Infrastructure to reduce technical barriers to trade, enhance product safety, and strengthen consumer protection. For this, the working group brings together relevant ministries, regulators, public agencies, accreditation and standards bodies, industry associations, and companies.

This political and technical dialogue covers all aspects of quality infrastructure: standards, technical regulation, conformity assessment, accreditation, metrology, and market surveillance. Current cooperation areas include automotive, electric vehicle and charging infrastructure, machinery safety, electronic products, energy, Industry 4.0, medical devices, chemicals as well as cyber security and data protection. Cooperation topics are proposed by the industry of both countries.

On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, GIZ – the German Agency for International Cooperation – supports this cooperation as part of the Global Project Quality Infrastructure. Besides India, the project operates in China, Brazil, and Mexico.

GIZ ensures that your company’s issues are taken up within this political dialogue and collaborates closely with the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce (IGCC).

Please reach out to us if:

- Your company faces technical market access issues such as Indian standards that deviate from international standards or non-acceptance of foreign test certificates;

- You want to be informed about and understand regulatory trends and ways to comment on draft regulations and standards in India;

- You are interested in working with Indian and German experts on improving product safety and contributing to standardisation for emerging topics;

There are any other topics related to quality infrastructure that you would like to discuss.

Visit www.gpqi.org for further information or contact us at qi-india(at)giz.de

 

 

Indo-German Football Cooperation

In October 2018, a conference on “Indo-German Football Cooperation” was held as part of the German Days in Mumbai. In addition to discussing various aspects of cooperation, the conference also explored opportunities for the empowerment of women and girls through football, thus contributing to “Gender Equality”, which is one of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Considering the high relevance of the topic, IGCC, together with its co-organizers, Dettmar Cramer Foundation and Ernst & Young, was able to bring together a mix of some of the most influential experts, as speakers for the conference.

A fruitful and fitting outcome of the conference was a Memorandum of Understanding signed between IGCC and the Western India Football Association, committing to a long-term vision within the framework of a German-Indian Alliance to strengthen youth development through football in India, especially for women and girls, and to attract German football clubs to India.

In December 2018, the Indo-German Football Cooperation stepped up to the next league with the BVB Evonik Football School in Mumbai. The joint football camp of IGCC, Borussia Dortmund (BVB) and WIFA brought together children from various backgrounds to boost their passion for football, and contribute to the SDGs of gender equality, good health and well-being. 25 girls and boys, several of them coming from disadvantaged families, had the chance to learn from highly qualified BVB coaches and thereby improve their football skills. Special guest at the camp was Lothar Matthäus, the captain who led Germany to victory in the 1990 FIFA World Cup. His visit inspired children and parents alike.

To develop our portfolio we are in affiliation with various partners to strengthen and promote the football ecosystem in India by conducting activities such as market research, execution and evaluation of sports-based assignments and events.

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