Bangalore, March 24 2014: The European Business and Technology Centre in Bangalore is poised to go 'virtual', complementing its 'real' focus on 4 key sectors -- Biotech, Energy, Environment and Transport -- with a cyber-experience, complete with technology displays, conference facilities and incubation services.
An initiative co-funded by the European Union (EU), and coordinated by EUROCHAMBRES, EBTC, assists the business, science and research community – in Europe and India – to work together towards generating new business opportunities For starters supports EU cleantech companies and researchers on their market entry to India and offers hands-on support in the early stages of expansion.
Leena Thomas, Regional Manager, EBTC Bangalore told IndiaTechonline in a briefing last week that the centre aims to go beyond what the embassies of individual EU countries can hope to achieve in India by way of trade liaison: it serves as a common platform for both the European organizations and Indian counterparts to demonstrate their technologies, products or prototypes, as well as organising training and capacity building workshops to connect with organizations in both Europe and India.
In coming weeks the physical assets of the Centre will take on an additional software-driven virtual avatar making it easier for EBTC and its partners to engage directly with companies and individuals.
Beyond the four core areas of collaboration, EBTC will also address opportunities in Smart Grid, Infotech applications in aerospace and radar, Ms Thomas added. The virtual centre will be particularly useful for small and medium enterprises who may wish to collaborate or partner with European entities she said.
More on EBTC here
More on Five Years of EBTC ( mainly in clean air technologies) here