3rd Indo-German Dialogue on Excellence in Research and Education at IISER Pune

© DWIH New Delhi

Event Information

November 10, 2016

Organizer(s): DWIH - German Centre for Research and Innovation New Delhi, IISER Pune

Indo-German Dialogue on Excellence in Research and Education’ , an initiative by DWIH New Delhi , aims at bringing together Indian and German decision makers, stakeholders and leading experts, to jointly and comprehensively discuss the multifaceted and all-encompassing aspects of excellence in research and education, to exchange ideas and experiences with regard to the challenges and opportunities and to identify areas of mutual interest.

The 3rd edition of Indo-German Dialogue will focus on industry-academia cooperation and is being organised in cooperation with IISER Pune.


Time Programme
09:00 hrs Registration and Welcome Tea
10:00 hrs Welcome Address
Heike Mock, Chairperson, DWIH New Delhi, and Director, DAAD New Delhi
10:10 hrs Special Address
Prof. Dr Ganesh, Director, IISER Pune
10:20 hrs Inaugural Address
Gabriele Boner, Deputy Consul General of Germany in Mumbai
10:30 hrs Keynote Address: Industry Needs and Trends in Research
Hubert Reilard, Past President, Indo-German Chamber of Commerce
11:00 hrs Networking Tea
11:45 hrs Knowledge Transfer from Academia to Industry: Best Practice
Prof. Dr Dirk Pleiter, Forschungszentrum Jülich
12:30 hrs The University Research Park as a Catalyst for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Prof. Dr M S Ananth, Ex-Director, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras
13:15 hrs Networking Lunch
14:15 hrs Practice Cases of Academia-SME Linkages
Eileen Trenkmann, Advisor, GIZ
15:00 hrs Indo-German Dialogue – Group Photo
15:15 hrs Networking Tea
15:45 hrs From Services to Product Development – Partnering with Industry
Prof. Dr Amitava Gupta, Jadavpur University
16:15 hrs Research Funding – Possibilities for Indo-German Collaboration
Anke Faller, Heidelberg University
17:00 hrs Closing Remarks
Dr Arvind Natu, IISER Pune


Prof. Dr. Dirk Pleiter

Forschungszentrum Juelich

Prof. Dr. Dirk Pleiteris research group leader at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) and professor of theoretical physics at the University of Regensburg. At JSC he is leading the work on application oriented technology development. Currently he is principal investigator of the POWER Acceleration and Design Center and the NVIDIA application Lab at Jülich. He has played a leading role in several projects for developing massively-parallel special purpose computers, including QPACE. He is acting as workpackage leader in several H2020 FETHPC projects, namely SAGE and ExaNoDe, as well as in the Human Brain Project (HBP). Within the HBP is among others responsible for a pre-commercial procurement of R&D services for future supercomputers suitable for brainresearch.

Prof. Dr M S Ananth

IIT Madras

Ananthjoined IIT Madras as an Assistant Professor soon after graduating withPh.D.degree in chemical engineeringfrom the University of Florida, USA in 1972. He served IITM for 40 years and retired from IITM as its Director (2001-2011).In 2003 the University of Florida bestowed on him the R.W. Fahien Alumni Award for “distinguished professional contributions”.Prof. Ananth has been consistently rated a good teacher. In December 2011, I&EC Research published the Ananth-Festschrift Issue (Volume 50, No. 23) in his honour. He is a Fellow of IIChE and INAE. He was Member of both the Scientific Advisory Committee to the Cabinet and the National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council from 2007-2011. He was a Visiting Professor in IIT KanpurIISc Bangaloreand IIT Bombay, Princeton Universityand theUniversity of Colorado (USA) andRWTH, Aachen (Germany).Prof. Ananth isthe architect of the largest open-courseware in technical education in the world, the National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (2003) andestablished the IITMadrasResearch Park(2010)to promote innovation and entrepreneurship. Heparticipatedin the World Economic Forum as a member of the Global University Leaders Forum from 2007 to 2011.

Eileen Trenkmann


Eileen Trenkmannworks as an Advisor on InnovationPromotion in MSMEs& Start-up Incubationin the Private Sector Development unit of GIZ. She is leading a project on Corporate Engagement in Start-up Incubation. She has a Bachelor in Business Administration, Political Science and Public Administration and graduated as a Master of Science in Marketing from Berlin Institute of Technology. Prior to hercurrent profileshehas been working as a research assistant for Fraunhofer, one of the leading research institutes in Europe on applied science,on topics such as Knowledge Management, Cluster Development and Innovation. She has a hands on experience in projects at various levels ofprivate sector development in Europe and Asia.She has gained substantial international and intercultural experiences during her assignments in Turkey, the Palestinian Territories and India.

Prof. Dr. Amitava Gupta

Jadavpur University

Prof. Dr. Amitava Gupta is a professor in the Department of Power Engineering and the Director of the School of Nuclear Studies and Applications (SNSA) at Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India. A graduate in electrical engineering from Jadavpur University,Prof. Gupta earned his MTech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and his PhD from Jadavpur University. He has served as an engineer in the Control and Instrumentation Division of the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. and as a member of the High Performance Computing group of the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, Bangalore, before switching to academics. A recipient of GermanAcademic Exchange Service (DAAD) Fellowship (Uni-Bremen, 1999), he also served as a Gastwissenscaftler (visiting scientist) at Technische Universität München(2002-2003), as a DAAD Gastdozent (visiting professor) at the University of Rostock(2006), and again at the Technische Universität München(2009-2010). He is presently a Research Ambassador of the DAAD in India. His research interests include distributed simulation, distributed real-time systems, networked control systems, and control and instrumentation related to nuclear reactors and detection systemsand he has several well cited journal and conference papers, book and book-chapters as well as research projects in these areas.

Anke Faller

Heidelberg University

Ms. Faller studied the laws and works since 2008 as patent manager of Heidelberg University. IP clauses of all industry cooperation agreements, industry-on-campus cooperations and contract research agreements are checked and where necessary negotiated by the patentmanagement of Heidelberg University. Also license agreements or assignments on IP with startups, SMEs or global players are an important part of her business. She deals with round about 150pending patent families and 50 invention disclosures each year (without the faculty of medicine Heidelberg, which deals with its own tech transfer office).