Karlsruhe and its Partners Increase Visibility

Opportunities for Synergies between Indian and German MSMEs sector

The Partnership between the Indian state of Maharashtra and the German State of Baden- Württemberg goes since the independence of India. The capital cities of both states, Mumbai and Stuttgart, play besides Pune and Karlsruhe an important role to forge this partnership. The cooperation between both states not only fosters the business collaboration but also connects people and culture of India and Germany. To celebrate the partnership, a yearly event “Stuttgart meets Mumbai” is organized by Indian Honorary Consulate Stuttgart since 2003.

"Aurangabad Business Promotion Center" in Karlsruhe

This year – due to obvious reasons – the event will be organized again as hybrid format from 21st to 27th of February in cooperation with the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce in Mumbai. More than 5.000 people from different background including politics, business, arts, academia, start-ups and beyond are attending this year’s event.

Karlsruhe and its partners increase visibility

“Aurangabad Business Promotion Center” (Abpro) is a flagship project to promote the business collaboration between Indian and German MSMEs – based in Karlsruhe. This project focuses on creating business opportunities and technological advancement of small and medium enterprises in both countries. A dedicated representative office of five Aurangabad based MSMEs has been set up in the creative part of Karlsruhe, through which business and technical collaboration opportunities between MSMES are being explored and businesses are getting connected.

This webinar on February 22nd, (14:00-15:30 (CET)| 18:30-20:00 (IST) intends to provide information about different actors and support programs available for Indian and German MSMEs to collaborate and explore the different opportunities available for better growth in near future.

At the workshop of the “Aurangabad Business Promotion Center” opportunities are offered to network with manager Tasvvar Ali and the automotive companies from the founding consortium and to gain impetus for German-Indian business and technology partnerships.

Furthermore the ecosystems in Karlsruhe and region, which support settlements and networking at the location, introduce themselves, e.g. Innovation Office Pune, Karlsruhe and Baden-Baden business development agencies, ELAN start-up center; Automotive Engineering Network, KIT start-up forge, Startup Codework.


2:00-2:15       Brief Introduction of Abpro project and partners information by Mr. Tasvvar Ali, Head of Abpro – followed by introduction of the five member companies

2:15-2:30       Presentation on activities of Karlsruhe office in Pune and support for Indian and German companies through this office by Ms. Iris Becker, Head of LBIT

2:30-2:45       Introduction to Economic Department of city of Karlsruhe (EDD) and India Board Karlsruhe by Mr. Steffen Buhl, EDD Karlsruhe

2:45-3:00       Presentation by Automotive Engineering Network, Karlsruhe by Ms Sieglinde Walz (Head of AEN)

3:00-3:15       Digitalization for SMEs: Cloud solutions developed by Codesphere, A startup from Karlsruhe: Challenges and opportunities for SMEs by Mr. Roman and Jonas (Founder: Codesphere)

3:00-3:20       Open House: Discussion on business and technical collaboration – five Companies from Aurangabad, some companies or start-ups from the Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden region or companies from other Maharashtra regions

3:20-3:30       Conclusion and way forward by Tasvvar Ali


To join, follow the link on www.stuttgartmeetsmumbai2022.com

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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