Karlsruhe and Indian Partners at Hannover Messe 2023

Sustainable Solutions for Mobility, Energy and Industry

Automated public passenger transit, optical filters from the inkjet printer, and a smart test field for tomorrow’s energy systems: These and other innovations will be presented by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) at Hannover Messe from April 17 to 21, 2023. KIT’s work will be highlighted in particular at its two main stands at “Future Hub” (Hall 2, Stand B45) and “Energy Solutions” (Hall 13, Stand C70). Latest mobility research projects will also be presented at the stand of Baden-Württemberg International (Hall 12, Stand D15). On the Startup Area (Hall 17, Stand A62), ten startups of KIT will introduce themselves.

Electronic „drawbar“: In platooning, buses can be connected or operated separately again. Photo: ITIV, KIT
Electronic „drawbar“: In platooning, buses can be connected or operated separately
again. Photo: ITIV, KIT

“In time of crises, innovations are in higher demand than ever,” says the President of KIT, Professor Holger Hanselka. “The researchers of KIT are rising to this challenge. They are assuming responsibility and are making major contributions to resource-preserving and climate-friendly energy supply, mobility, industry, and digitalization.” The concepts and projects presented at the 2023 Hannover Messe show that KIT’s interdisciplinary research is excellently prepared for coping with the tasks of the present and future.

Weiterlesen: Sustainable Solutions for Mobility, Energy and Industry

India Cooperation - at the cinema in Karlsruhe

Contributions at the "Independent Days

At the "Independent Days", the international film festival in Karlsruhe, India is also subject this year. A total of 123 films from 36 countries will be shown. The programme of the five festival days, 19 to 23 April 2023, features films in 14 categories competing for film prizes worth 23,000 euros. There will also be a wide-ranging supporting programme.

Still from
Still from "Footprints"

As usual, the main venue here will be the Filmtheater Schauburg in Karlsruhe's Südstadt, which, as a traditional cinema with its wonderful flair in listed architecture and its state-of-the-art projection technology, invites you to enjoy a colourful fan of the most diverse short films, medium-length films, as well as feature-length films. "This year we have once again been able to put together a great arthouse programme that reflects the entire spectrum of independent cinema," explains festival director Dr. Oliver Langewitz.

The programme committee has selected a total of 123 films from 36 countries from the more than 1,300 submissions: This is intended to represent as comprehensive a cross-section of the international film scene as possible, whether from the United Kingdom, the USA, Japan, Europe or India.

Weiterlesen: India Cooperation - at the cinema in Karlsruhe

India was a centre of attraction at the travel trade show ITB

After a forced break of three years, India once again presented itself to the trade public in an entire exhibition hall at the world's largest tourism trade show ITB Berlin. Before the pandemic, seven Indian cities were among the top 100 most popular destinations worldwide: in 2019, Delhi alone ranked eighth with 15.20 million tourists.

Talks on the sidelines of the ITB on the India Summer Days programme
Talks on the sidelines of the ITB on the
India Summer Days programme Photo: mp

Now, the Indian destinations want to build on the successes from that time and also want to use the "India Summer Days" (ISD) in Karlsruhe as the largest India festival in Germany for tourism communication. To this end, KME boss Martin Wacker held talks with the airline "Air India", the federal state of Uttar Pradesh and Baden-Württemberg's partner state, Maharashtra, which has already been the official guest country of the "India Summer Days" twice as part of the "Fest".

Weiterlesen: India was a centre of attraction at the travel trade show ITB

Internationality in view

International Week against Racism in Karlsruhe

As part of the "International Weeks against Racism", the "Office for Integration" of the City of Karlsruhe invites you to a panel discussion with top-class speakers. Whether it's the storming of the Capitol in Washington, the right-wing is the prime minister in Italy, in France Marine le Pen loses the presidential election only narrowly behind Emmanuel Macron. Are right-wing populism, national identity politics and neo-fascism a threat to Europe and democracy?

Weeks against racism
Weeks against racism

Historical, sociological and psychological explanations for these phenomena and how the right wing made it to the gates of power in France: The "Office for Integration" of the City of Karlsruhe will discuss this on Wednesday, 22 March, from 8 pm at the "Café Palaver" with experts, including Dr. Rolf Frankenberger, political scientist and right-wing extremism researcher, and Romy Straßenburg, journalist and France expert.

Info: "Café Palaver", Steinstraße 23 in Karlsruhe, registration by email to Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!, www.iwgr-ka.de

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Anlaufstelle in Pune


Die Kooperation zwischen Karlsruhe und dem indischen Pune ist einen Schritt weiter: Im Januar 2014 wurde im "MCCIA Trade Tower", 403, Senapati Bapat Road, eine direkte Karlsruher Anlaufstelle mit den Repräsentantinnen Iris Becker und Winnie Kulkarni von "Let's Bridge IT" in Pune eröffnet.

Durch Erfolg und Ausbau der vielfältigen Aktivitäten - ob Infos rund um den Standort Karlsruhe, aktiv Kontakte zu indischen Firmen halten oder deutsche Firmen aus der TRK in und um Pune bekannter machen - erfolgte im März 2018 ein Umzug in neue Räumlichkeiten, auch durch die Erweiterung um die Repräsentanz des Landes Baden-Württembergs in Maharashtra sowie das Marketingbüro der „Hochschul Föderation Südwest“. 


Karlsruhe Cooperation & Marketing Office
Let's bridge IT, Ms. Iris Becker
9th Floor, Sunit Capital, Senapati Bapat Road, Pune 411016
Tel: +91 75 0782 7033