German Consulate General in Bangalore
German Consul General launches Green Wicket Campaign
During the final One Day International Cricket match between India and Australia on 2nd November, the Chief Secretary of Karnataka, Kaushik Mukherjee, and the German Consul General, Joern Rohde, inaugurated the “Green Wicket Campaign” to create awareness and to encourage the citizens to implement environment and resource-friendly measures in their homes.
Setting a good example, the Karnataka State Cricket Association has almost completed the “Rain Water Harvesting and Recharge” Project at Chinnaswamy stadium to conserve 36 million litres of rainwater per annum.
Launching of VFS Germany in Bangalore
From 18 November 2013 onwards, Schengen Visa Applications can also be submitted at the VFS Visa Application Centre in Bangalore.
Operations for Germany were launched on 15 November in the presence of the German Consul General, Mr Joern Rohde and the visa team of the German Consulate General.
Deputy Minister-President and Minister for Finance and Economy of the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg, Dr. Nils Schmid visiting Bangalore
Deputy Minister-President and Minister for Finance and Economy of the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg, Dr. Nils Schmid arrived in Bangalore on a two-day visit on 22nd of October with a delegation from the economic and science sectors. The delegation discused on the prospective co-operation in different areas with Karnataka government, also meeting with Hon. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. They visited various German companies like Lapp India, FESTO, SAPLabs and other institutions. The state of Baden-Württemberg represents the industrial heartland of Germany with many renowed companies like Bosch , SAP, Mercedes Benz etc.
First Indian-German Water Partnership Day
The first Indian-German Water Partnership Day was held in Bangalore on 22nd October. The meeting was opened by Mrs Christine von Lonski, GWP Acting General Manager and Mr Bernhard Steinrücke, Director General of the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce. Keynote speakers were Honourable Kaushik Mukherjee, Additional Chief Secretary to Government and Development Commissioner as well as German Consul General, Mr. Jörn Rohde and Deputy Minister-President and Minister for Finance and Economy of the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg, Dr. Nils Schmid.
The Central Theme of this one day event was "German Solutions to Indian Challenges" where experts discussed the challenges on the Indian water sector and opportunities for co-operation. Among the topics: challenges in monitoring the drinking water quality in urban and rural areas; treatment of process and waste water: efficient water use, energy, efficiency and analytical monitoring; prevention of water pollution: sustainable solutions for municipal waste water and storm water management.
With the Micro-project scheme, the German Consulate General supports projects for disadvantaged groups of society to improve their social and economic situation.
Preference is generally given to projects in the fields of education, vocational training, income-generation and protection of the environment.
Projects promoting gender equality receive particular consideration.
Deadline for applications: 31.12.2013
Steinbeis Centre for Technology Transfer India's two days international workshop
Steinbeis Centre for Technology Transfer India had organised a two days international workshop on TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER & LICENSING AGREEMENTS – with focus on Indo-EU industry partnerships on 27-28 September 2013 in Bangalore. The workshop was organised with organisations like Indo-German Chamber of Commerce, Licensing Executives Society India, Technology Law Forum, European Business & Technology Center, British High Commission –Science & Innovation Network and the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Bangalore as co-partners. Dr. Manjula Mundakana, Science Officer of the German Consulate participated in the workshop, addressing the gathering on the developments in Germany in the field of technology transfer. The workshop dealt with topics like challenges for Indian companies in technology transfer from overseas, implications of compulsory licensing on technology transfer practises: challenges and issues, issues in cross-border technology licensing and joint ventures.
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