February 8, 2023

BENGALURU EXPRESS

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Karnataka and Berlin sign JoI to strengthen Startups & women entrepreneurship

Bangalore, April 1: The Government of Karnataka and Startup Asia Berlin (SUAB)- a platform financed by the Berlin Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises- signed the Joint Declaration of Intent agreement on Friday with the objective of furthering the relationship in the areas of Startups, programs specific to women entrepreneurs and providing platforms for ecosystem connects.

The representatives of the Government of Karatnataka led by Dr.C.N.Ashwath Narayan, Minister for IT/BT and S&T, attended virtually the event held at Embassy of India in Berlin and expressed their wish to mutually grow and become stronger players of the global innovation game.

Minister Ashwath Narayan speaking on the occasion told that the areas of mutual collaboration as identified in the JDI include Soft landing / GIA Market Access Program (GIAMAP), both ecosystems working on prioritizing startups combating COVID 19 crisis, focus on technologies of Smart Cities, Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence & Health Tech and conducting programs focussed on Women in Tech / women entrepreneurship development .

Dr. E V Ramana Reddy, ACS, Department of IT/BT and S&T told, “Germany has been a core Global Innovation Alliance (GIA) partner with the Government of Karnataka, and they have been collaborating on multiple tech engagements for a few years now. The Global In-house Centres (GICs) of large German companies such as Bosch, T-Systems, Daimler-Mercedes, are conducting cutting-edge research in Bengaluru.”

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