Innovators Connect – Tandem 2023

Innovators Connect – Tandem is a two-week immersion programme hosted at incubators in India, for young researchers interested in start-up founding and early-stage start-up founders from India and Germany. Jointly developed with leading incubators from both the countries, this flagship programme includes workshops, information sessions, mentoring, networking, visits, and intercultural training. Participants will work in teams (Tandems) for problem-solving, develop new ideas and get exposure to start-up and innovation ecosystems of India and Germany.

The Call for Applications: Innovators Connect – Tandem 2023 is now open.

Event Information

September 4 to 15, 2023

Bengaluru, Kanpur and Bhubaneshwar
Organizer(s): DWIH New Delhi and Partner incubators

Who can apply?
Graduates/ researchers associated with one of the partner incubators with a concrete lab to market idea
Start-up founders with their start-ups (not older than 2 years) and incubated at one of the partner incubators
Bachelors (Completed) / Master (Completed/ Ongoing) / PhD (Completed/ Ongoing) / Post Doc (Completed/ Ongoing) with your
Last degree not older than 4 years

Focus Areas
You should have a research background/interest in
– Life Sciences
– Material Sciences
– IoT/Robotics
– AI/ML/Blockchain/Cybersecurity
– Engineering

And a lab to market idea/start-up idea in
– Digital Health
– MedTechMobility
– Cleantech
– Agri-tech
– Waste to Wealth
– Foodtech
– Antimicrobial Research
– Drug Discovery

Programme Includes
– Mentoring
– Pitching session
– Workshops
– Information sessions
– Networking with VCs
– Intercultural training
– Exchange with start-ups
– Pitch training
– Teamwork
– Expert talks & more

Number of participants
24 (12 from India and 12 from Germany)
One tandem or team has one participant from India and one from Germany