On 23 May 2018, the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce (IGCC) Founders’ Day Lecture was held at the Ballroom of the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, in Mumbai. Director, IGSTC was a panelist on the topic “German Research & Development Setup” to highlight how Germany’s R & D ecosystem is integral to its innovation and the resulting economic success. The other panelists were Dr Matthias Kiesselbach, Director, German Research Foundation (DFG Office India) and Dr Dietmar Hueglin, Director Innovation Campus Mumbai, and the Vice President Advanced Materials & Systems Research, BASF Chemicals India Pvt. Ltd. Discussions were moderated by Ms Anandi Iyer, Head of the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, India Office. Director, IGSTC discussed the role of IGSTC in the context of bilateral collaborative research programmes carried out under the aegis of IGSTC. He also highlighted the success stories of different projects supported by IGSTC.
A full house, with around 200 attendees, the event was graced by dignitaries and representatives from the German Embassy, German Consulate General, Indo-German companies, associations, academic institutions, as well as members of the IGCC.