Web-Talk Series on German Start-up and Entrepreneurship Scene: Connect with Germany to grow your start-up

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The DWIH New Delhi facilitated two online discussions. German and Indian experts provided insight into the German support system for entrepreneurs and research-based start-ups.

The experts also discussed and answered the questions from the audience.


  • The German start-ups and entrepreneurship scene
  • Incubation at German universities and research institutions
  • Funding of high-tech start-ups in Germany
  • Opportunities for Indian entrepreneurs and research-based start-ups in Germany

Links to web-talk recordings and other resources

Please find the recordings of the web-talk as well as additional files, links and resources here.

Programme for Day 1: 05.05.2020

Start-up and Entrepreneurship in Germany


Justus Gätjen, Head of Internationalization at RWTH Innovation, RWTH Aachen University

– Maiia Deutschmann, Project Lead for EXIST, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH

Dr. Thorsten Lambertus, AHEAD- Fraunhofer Venture

Marc Kley, GATEWAY – Start-up services, University of Cologne

Moderation: Dr. Katja Lasch, DWIH New Delhi

Programme for Day 2: 06.05.2020

Start-up initiatives connecting India and Germany


–  Amrita Gandikota, GINSEP

–  Prof. Dr. Reza Asghari, Entrepreneurship Hub, TU Braunschweig

– Shubha Sudheer, Start-up Incubations, Infineon Technologies

–  Mayur Shetty, Blackfrog Technologies

Moderation: Aadishree Jamkhedkar, DWIH New Delhi


Entrepreneurship and start-ups have become, over the last decade, an important part of the national economic development strategies of countries worldwide, as they are key drivers of innovation. Higher education and research institutions play a central role in the innovation process as major facilitators of the transfer of research results into innovative products and processes. In Germany as well as in India, public bodies are strongly supporting innovation activities within higher education and research institutions, including research based start-ups. In addition to fostering the innovation system within national boundaries, the international dimension of entrepreneurship and start-ups is also gaining importance. International entrepreneurship – the conducting of activities by an entrepreneur across national boundaries – opens new opportunities for entrepreneurs in an early stage.

Event Information

May 5 to 6, 2020

Organizer(s): DWIH New Delhi