Indo-German Dialogue: Universities as Enablers of Excellence in Entrepreneurship

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On the occasion of 150 years Anniversary of Technical University of Munich (TUM), the German Centre for Research and Innovation- DWIH New Delhi together with Technical University of Munich (TUM) cordially invite you to Indo-German Dialogue:
Universities as Enablers of Excellence in Entrepreneurship.

Event Information

October 31, 2018

New Delhi
Organizer(s): DWIH - German Centre for Research and Innovation New Delhi, Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Concept note

Indo-German Dialogue: Universities as Enablers of Excellence in Entrepreneurship
The responsibility of boosting the innovational strength of a country and meet new societal challenges lies equally on the academia as much as industries. Some of the universities and academic institutes in India and Germany have taken this responsibility since decades and have developed themselves as best practice examples of entrepreneurial institutes.

At this Indo-German Dialogue, two such best practices, the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, India will shed light on how universities in Germany and India can create a supportive environment for innovation and a culture driven by powering ideas. The Technical University of Munich (TUM) has been fostering a supportive environment for innovation with a market-oriented holistic approach for 150 years, and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi with its Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer (FITT) aims to be an effective interface with the industry to foster, promote and sustain commercialization of science and technology in the institute for mutual benefits.


Prof. Dr. Juliane Winkelmann

The research of Juliane Winkelmann focuses on the genetic architecture and underlying molecular mechanisms of complex genetic neurological disorders with a special focus on movement and sleep disorders. Winkelmann and her team have made primary discoveries of genetic variants for common neurological disorders including Restless Leg Syndrome and Dystonia. Her research at the Institute of Neurogenomics (ING) is laying the groundwork for personalized medicine. Through an understanding of genetic predisposition to disease her aim is to be able to prevent disease in individuals and provide superior diagnostic information, paving the way for therapies tailored to the individual patient.

Winkelmann studied medicine at Semmelweis University in Budapest, Hungary, and at LMU Munich. Her doctoral research was conducted at the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry. She was Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience at Stanford University in California before being appointed Chair of Neurogenetics at TUM in 2015. Since 2017 she has been Senior Vice President International Alliances and Alumni.

Dr. Anil Wali

Dr Anil Wali is the Managing Director at Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer (FITT) – an autonomous industry-interface organization at IIT Delhi. Prior to taking up the present position in 2006, he spent 19 years in chemical industry working in the areas of specialty chemicals and clean processes.

Besides having strategic customer and quality orientation, Anil Wali has multifaceted experience with respect to R&D management, training, entrepreneurship, IPR policy and strategy, open innovation, incubation, research parks etc. He has also piloted several industry partnership models at and from academia. Dr. Wali is actively associated with the major industry associations in India. He has earlier been a member of the Board of Management, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi. He is a member of several high-level councils and expert committees in the Government and Academia, and lectures widely.


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