24. Jan. - 30. Jan. 2019
24. Jan. 2019, 12:00 - 30. Jan. 2019, 12:00
A Culture Journey for European SMEs in the Sector of Machine Tools
This mission will help SMEs to localise for and learn from the Indian machine tool market. This means more than making business contacts. Participants will learn to cope with Indian business culture and better understand local market needs. You will get your products to market quicker and bring back innovative ideas to your home market. As a part of the event we will visit innovative companies in the field, as well as the IMTEX/ToolTech Bangalore, one of the biggest trade fairs in the sector in India.
Funding is available for a group of 6-12 participants from different European companies and countries.
India is a land of innovations. Necessity is the mother of all invention, and in a country like India, necessity is everywhere. Indians use the Hindi term “jugaad” (joo-gaar”) to describe how to innovate and create simple yet effective products and solutions with limited resources. To study innovation and get inspiration from India, we need to dive into its culture to look under the surface of Indian Jugaad.
Your preliminary programme in India:
January 24: Arrival in Bangalore
January 25: Finding the pulse of the Emerging Market
January 26: Building Bridges: Company visits
January 27 Insight Hunting: Visit the IMTEX/Tooltech
January 28: Insight Hunting
January 29: Idea Incubation and Wrap up
January 30: Departure Day
25% of the seats in each learning circle are reserved for EEN members and their companies. You are very welcome to get in touch with your local innovation and trade agency and ask about those special seats.
The application procedure is open until December 12th, 2018.