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India and Netherland to launch Indo-Dutch #StartUpLink initiative on May 25

image India and Netherland to launch Indo-Dutch #StartUpLink initiative on May 25

New Delhi, May 24 (KNN) In a bid to promote spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship, India and Netherland will jointly launch the Indo-Dutch #StartUpLink initiative which will give boost to all the sectors.

The Invest India (host to the Government of India’s initiative, ‘Startup India’ under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry) and the Dutch Government will jointly launch this initiative officially on May 25, 2018 at Taj West End Hotel, Bengaluru, according to an official release.

Also, ‘Clean Air’ India Ring, a critical component of the Indo-Dutch #StartUpLink, will be launched on May 24, at Taj Hotel, New Delhi by the Dutch Prime Minister, the Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Sigrid Kaag, Invest India and corporate partners

With this joint initiative of both the countries the twin objective of facilitating market expansion for startups in the two countries alongside fostering a joint sense of innovation and entrepreneurship will be fulfilled.

The Indo-Dutch #StartUpLink is developed for Indian and Dutch startups that are exploring each other’s markets and offers access to key information, relevant networks, pilot opportunities, and navigators for the respective startup ecosystem.

Startup India Hub under Invest India and Netherlands Enterprise Agency under the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Change would act as single points of contact and navigators for their respective countries.

Further, the release added that the Dutch Prime Minister will be accompanied by the Dutch Ministers for Foreign Trade & Development Cooperation, Healthcare, Infrastructure & Water, and Agriculture & Food and a trade delegation comprising 220 participants, making this the biggest trade mission to India ever on his visit.

In addition, a delegation of 10-12 Dutch startups is expected to visit India later this year and take part in a series of B2B and B2G meetings, exposure trips along with networking and pilot opportunities.

Startup India and its Dutch implementing partner Dutch Base-camp are also gearing up to organize startup missions from India to Netherlands.


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