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Dr. Jasper Wieck speaks at the panel discussion of Global Innovation & Technology Alliance

29.11.2018 - Press release

Why is Germany so innovative? This question was the core topic of a panel discussion at a Global Innovation & Technology Alliance (GITA) event on 29th November in New Delhi.

Gesandter Dr. Jasper Wieck speaks at an event of Global Innovation & Technology Alliance (GITA)
Gesandter Dr. Jasper Wieck speaks at an event of Global Innovation & Technology Alliance (GITA)© German Embassy New Delhi

Dr. Jasper Wieck, Deputy Head of Mission, German Embassy, pointed out that according to a recent report by the World Economic Forum Germany is the most innovative country in the world.

Deputy Head of Mission Dr. Jasper Wieck with Stephan Lanzinger, Department Head of Science and Technology, German Embassy
Deputy Head of Mission Dr. Jasper Wieck with Stephan Lanzinger, Department Head of Science and Technology, German Embassy© German Embassy New Delhi

The three main reasons for Germany's innovative strength as named by Dr. Wieck are: A long tradition, high investments in research and development and strong partnerships between business and academic institutions and with international partners, also in India.

Group photo of the participants of the panel discussion
Group photo of the participants of the panel discussion© German Embassy New Delhi

The event was moderated by the Head of Science and Technology Department at the German Embassy, Stephan Lanzinger. Other speakers at the panel discussion were Dr. Matthias Kiesselbach (German Centre for Science and Innovation, New Delhi), Dr. Roshan Paul (Indo-German Science and Technology Center), Anandi Iyer (Fraunhofer-Society) and Dr. Dietmar Hüglin (BASF Innovation Campus Mumbai).

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