Germany's economic success is based on innovation, close cooperation between research and industry as well as international partnerships.
This was the key message of the speech with which Ambassador Dr. Martin Ney opened an Indo-German dialogue event on cooperation between science and industry on 26th September.
"One single invention can change the world. Germany therefore relies on the innovative power of its research and supports it target-oriented and - as I must say - successfully, "said Ambassador Ney.
The event was organized by the German Centre for Research and Innovation (DWIH) New Delhi. Ambassador Dr. Ney opened the event together with the President of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Prof. Dr. Margret Wintermantel, who came to India for the event. It took place at the India Habitat Centre in New Delhi.
In the run-up to the event, Ambassador Dr. Ney invited Prof. Wintermantel and high-ranking representatives of leading German universities to a discussion on how the Indo-German university cooperation can be further developed.
There are currently 400 partnerships between German and Indian universities. The number of Indian students at German universities has been increasing steadily for years and reached 17.500 last year.