Pune meets Karlsruhe
Plan for the future
It was an informal meeting to discuss, exchange and focus on specific projects between MCCIA Pune and Karlsruhe.
Participants were Mr. Ajay Mehta, Vice President MCCIA, Deepak Nitrate Fertiliser, Chapter Head GIRT Pune, Mr. Shailendra Goswami, MCCIA-Chairman, Pushkaraj Engineering, Mr. Sudhanwa Kopardekar, Associate Director MCCIA international Business, Mr. Ralf Eichhorn and Mrs. Nicole Walter, Economic Development Karlsruhe, Mr. Kalidas Bhangaare (Testo India), Mr. Peter Seidel (Geissel precision turned parts), Mr. Martin Wacker and Ms. Angela Ailinger, KMK Trade Fair Karlsruhe, Mr. Günter Wiskot, GIRT Karlsruhe, Ms. Tamara Högler, Cyberforum Karlsruhe, Mr. Michael Gandhi , Gandhi Consulting Rottweil/Pune, Ms. Iris Becker and Ms. Winnie Kulkarni, Let’s Bridge IT.
In January 2013 the KMK entered into a cooperation agreement with the city of Pune, represented by the Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture (MCCIA), in a bid to further intensify their mutual co-operation in the fields of IT, automation, environment and energy amongst others.
During the last months the cooperation did develop well, aim is now, to bring it to the next level.
Visions and perspectives: during the meeting a closer view had been taken – among other things – on these topics:
- Low weight engineering components for commercial vehicles
- flexible electricity distribution grid management system
- energy needs
- creating a viable skill development program
- Setting up business incubation and business development services in Pune and Karlsruhe
... to the next level!
“We have experts in so many sectors”, explained Mr. Ajay Mehta, Vice President MCCIA: “In Pune and in Karlsruhe. We have to bring them together.” The idea now is to discuss those topics – taking them to the next level, figuring out concrete action plans, timelines, contact persons and/or responsibilities.