The Focus is Always on People
Highlighting the strengths of a good partnership
Especially in these times, it's about highlighting the strengths of a good partnership. Whether funding, tools, home office, taxes, digitalization, law, help for medium-sized businesses or news: with “coronakanal.de”, information – of course with reference to Karlsruhe and India – is spreaded with the support of the Karlsruhe Economic Development Department.
India, as the sixth largest market economy, is often still a misunderstood economic giant. But it is precisely in the exceptional global corona situation that the Indian economy shows particular creativity and speed, as Iris Becker reported, the head of the Karlsruhe "Pune Office", the contact point for German-Indian cooperation in Pune – for the city of Karlsruhe and the state of Baden- Württemberg.
Solutions for humanity
Among other things, Indian companies around Pune, which are connected with Karlsruhe, acted according to the open source transfer principle, whereby all developments and solutions available are to everyone, free of charge. For example, an Indian startup developed plans for 3D printers for facial shields in a few days – and made them available free of charge.
Or the example of a mobile test laboratory, as Becker pointed out, that was developed in Pune - and is now going into production. The speed (in just two weeks) at which this project was implemented is impressive. Hundreds of vans are now being produced in India and are helping the country to deal with the crisis. The Indian partners provide impressive first-hand information:
The cohesion is encouraging, confirmed Ajay Mehta, “Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture” (MCCIA) in Pune, and a number of initiatives have been developed on how to act despite this crisis.
With all such Initiatives, the focus is always on people. It is about solutions, whether developed in India or Germany. The “India Board Karlsruhe” is therefore in close contact with its partners in India. This shows that good cooperation works, even over distances [VIDEO, German-Indian strengths in the difficult times of Corona] and especially in difficult times!
Info: The video magazine "coronakanal.de" – with the support of the Karlsruhe Economic Development Department – offers information and support for companies and the self-employed, for employers and employees from medium-sized companies in the Corona crisis. It is an initiative from the economy for the economy [VIDEO German Indian Strength] / [VIDEO About the India Board]