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K’taka govt mulls setting up Indo-German accelerators to enhance collaboration between startups & SMEs in Bengaluru & Berlin

image K’taka govt mulls setting up Indo-German accelerators to enhance collaboration between startups & SMEs in Bengaluru & Berlin

Bengaluru, May 15 (KNN) Government of Karnataka is mulling a proposal to set up Indo-German accelerators in both Bengaluru and Berlin for enhancing enterprise connects, mentorship, driving investments and collaborations between startups and SMEs in both areas.

In a bid to enhance Indo-German partnership and also promote  the Department of IT, BT and S&T, under Government of Karnataka’s flagship program Bengaluru Tech Summit, the delegation led by Principal Secretary, Gaurav Gupta is currently visiting Berlin, Düsseldorf and Munich in Germany.

Bengaluru Tech Summit is scheduled to be held from 18th to 20th November 2019.

To strengthen the German-Indian startup exchange program, Principal Secretary to department of IT, BT and S&T Gaurav Gupta held talks with Ambassador Dr Hinrich Tholken to share the digital trends and policies in Bengaluru.

Delivering the opening remarks at Asia Pacific Week 2019 in Berlin, Gupta said, “Bengaluru is competing at a global level, through exchange of people and ideas. In order to maintain our lead position in innovation and science and technology, the Government of Karnataka has embarked on developing “Global Innovation Alliances” with innovation hubs across the world.”

This system of strategic international innovation partnerships has been conceptualized for curating existing relationships and for fostering new ones with international institutions and partner countries, he added.

He stated “Our vision is to transform Karnataka’s economy through innovation by identifying mutual shared areas of interest and developing allied expertise with our Global Innovation Alliance partner countries. We aim to have specific developmental focus for each country so that we have clear profiles to act upon.”

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