Policy Talk: Science-based Start-ups, India and Germany

Experts and policy advisors will discuss internationalisation of incubators and innovation centres at universities and research institutions. The talk will focus on opportunities for Indo-German collaboration in the field of science-based entrepreneurship and start-ups.

Event Information

May 17, 2023, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Organizer(s): Centre for International Academic Collaborations (KIWi); German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD); DAAD India; DWIH New Delhi

What are the different approaches and framework conditions of German and Indian policies for incubators and science-based start-ups? What support structures currently exist and what other structures are needed for successful collaboration?

This web talk will give insights into the start-up ecosystems, the political preconditions, and experiences in the implementation of international incubation programmes.


Prof Dr Joybrato Mukherjee

President, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Dr Chintan Vaishnav

Head, G20 Engagement Group Start-up, Mission Director for Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) and Senior Lecturer at MIT's Sloan School of Management

Dr Stefan Drews

Deputy Head of Unit BMWK Berlin, Governmental Director, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK Berlin) and chef de file for EXIST and German Accelerator (GA) program.

Dr Taslimarif Saiyed

CEO and Director, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (CCAMP)

Dr Reza Asghari

Head of Entrepreneurship, TU Braunschweig and Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences

Andrea Thilo

Journalist and Moderator


At the event, Dr Stefan Drews was represented by Ms. Juliane Frömmter, Program Lead,