Dr. Morhard, German Consul General in Mumbai, visits Karlsruhe and Baden-Baden

The German Consul General in Mumbai, Dr. Morhard, visited Karlsruhe and Baden-Baden on 14th of September.

In Karlsruhe, Head of Economic Development Department Mr. Kaiser and his colleagues welcomed him. Ms. Becker, Representative of Karlsruhe in Pune had coordinated the visits. Martin Wacker (KME) hosted the small delegation at the “Alte Schlachthof (old slaughterhouse)” grounds and gave a tour through the halls which host creative minds and young entrepreneurs.

The Karlsruhe Economic Development Office and Mr. Martin Wacker welcomed the Consul General at the “Alte Schlachthof”

Later that day, Ms. M. Mergen (Lord Mayoress of Baden-Baden) had invited the Consul General to Baden- Baden. She had called for a meeting with the Economic Development Department and the two companies TVS Autoserv and Ipetronik to discuss Indo-German business relations.
Everyone agreed that the City of Baden-Baden is well known in India, too. The City hopes to increase its popularity even further now, that it got awarded as one of five “Great Spa towns of Europe” by UNESCO

Dr. Morhard meets Lord Mayoress Ms. Mergen at Baden-Baden

MoU between MIT Aurangabad and Heinrich-Hertz-Schule Karlsruhe

Aurangabad-based Maharashtra Institute of Technology signed a letter of intent with Karlsruhe-based Heinrich- Hertz-Schule to jointly work on the topic of Industry 4.0. They developed a curriculum for Indian Engineering students while keeping the requirements of the Industries in India in mind. The programme aims to knit tighter linkages between Industries and Academia.

Dancing away!

Dazzling Indian dances and an authentic insight into Indian culture were given by Lasya Priya Fine Arts last Saturday at the Indian Dance Evening as part of “Kultur in der Klotze”.

KME welcomed a lot of Indian partners: Mr. Ramakrishnan, Consul of India in Munich, Mayor Dr. Albert Käuflein, Ms. Maria Dobritzsch, Managing Director of the Indian Honorary Consulate and Ms. Becker, Director of Let’s bridge IT and head of the Pune office.

Find some glimpses of the evening below:

📸 Jürgen Schurr

Solapur project moving forward

The Smart Water Quality Monitoring project went live with the installation of equipment at Solapur’s Soregaon Water treatment plant. The key stakeholders in the project are UTBW, Fraunhofer IGB, State of Baden – Württemberg Germany, German companies JUMO and NIVUS and coordinated by LBIT – in association with SMC. The plan is to measure key parameters like PH, Turbidity, Conductivity, Flow and equipment has also been installed at the plant to do the chemical analysis of water. The data will be monitored over the next year and recommendations given to SMC on the improvement of water quality.

Solapur Mayoress, Shrikanchana Yannam, and Mr. Ashish Pandit, Let’s bridge IT, at the Solapur Water Treatment Plant

Aurangabad is coming to Karlsruhe!

Over the past two years, the Pune Office has established a sustainable relationship with Aurangabad. A GIZ Delegation of Aurangabad visited Karlsruhe and Baden-Württemberg in 2019 with the result that five of the delegates formed a Consortium in order to set up an Aurangabad Business Center (ABC) in Karlsruhe, located in the Automotive Engineering Network (AEN).
We are proud to announce the inauguration of the ABC in autumn this year.

GIZ delegation at Karlsruhe

What a success!

Another success story has written Make in India all over it:
Mr. Sunil Kirdak, Founder and Managing Director of Tool Tech Tooling, built his company based in a rented shed in Aurangabad.
Nowadays he runs a tooling company successfully and has won two national awards already. For him developing a product is his passion.
Mr. Kirdak as one of our Consortium members of our soon to be inaugurated Aurangabad Business Center in Karlsruhe.
Read more here:

Mr. Sunil Kirdak and Lord Mayor of Karlsruhe, Dr. Frank Mentrup

Testo India is celebrating 15 years!

Check this out:
Testo India is celebrating 15 years of service!
Congrats, Testo!!
The speech of Testo India’s Managing Director, Kalidas Bhangare, can be found below ⬇️

Liveliness, happiness and joie de vivre!

On Saturday, August 7th, from 8 p.m. there will be an Indian Dance evening at the Karlsruhe culture tent

Even though we can’t travel at the moment, India can be very close: There have been good connections from Karlsruhe to India for years, which could have been witnessed at“India Summer Days” since 2017. For obvious reasons, there cannot be a multi-day festival this year, but “Karlsruhe Marketing and Event”, the makers of the “India Summer Days”, bring Indian culture and Indian feeling to Karlsruhe even during these unusual times. In cooperation with “Lasya Priya Group ” they organized an “Enchanted Evening”.

“Indian Dance Art forms”: The “Lasya Priya Group” offers, for example, with “Bharathanatyam”, probably the best-known classical Indian dance, special insights into the art form of this South Indian solo dance. In addition, to sign language and artistic facial expressions, each movement has its own meaning. Of course, there will be other forms of dance too, like “Bhangra”, “Fusion” or “Bollywood”. These are classical as well as energetic Indian dance art forms that give authentic insights into the Indian culture.


A strong partnership

See here a publication in SAMPADA, the MCCIA’s monthly Magazine. In order to support the close friendship between Baden-Württemberg and Maharashtra as well as Germany and India, Baden-Württemberg sent ventilators and oxygen while the country struggled in the 2nd wave of the pandemic.
You can find the Magazine online here:

40 Lakhs for Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum

We are happy to announce that the application of the Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum in close collaboration with the German Consulate Mumbai has been approved by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Berlin. The project “Green, clean & Smart Museum” an innovative Museum concept will be supported by funds of 40 Lakh.
Pls find more details in the newspaper article below.

A life saving shipment!

Germany’s supporting our Indian friends!

Ventilators for India

The first 176 Ventilators from Baden-Württemberg arrived to India!
Taking action and helping our Indian friends.

Help is on the way

Baden-Württemberg supports India.
400 ventilators from the states emergency reserve to be airlifted to India.

Updates from Solapur

All started with a delegation in 2019 and now we are here: The smart water monitoring project in cooperation with Fraunhofer IGB Stuttgart is now in the implementation phase. The German equipment by Nivus and Jumo is currently getting shipped to India. It will be installed towards the end of May. Once the installation is done the water data measurements will be initiated for smart quality monitoring.

Info Webinar – Bachelor of Engineering in Germany

This one is for all students who are interested to pursue a Bachelor of Engineering in Germany. Register for the info event on 28th of April

Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Chennai

Webinar for Bachelor of Engineering Students

On the 28th of April, the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Chennai and our colleague Ms. Betty Huber cooperated in organizing a Webinar for students who are interested in pursuing their Bachelor of Engineering in Germany. Initially, 250 students signed up out of which 120 attended the Webinar. As most of the students came through the Goethe Institute a lot of them had some German knowledge already which is profitable for the bilingual study programmes.
German Universities are staying optimistic that once the borders open there will be a big intake of Indian students.

Our teammember Jyotsna retires!

On Tuesday, the 16th of March, we had a small team lunch to bid farewell to our team member Jyotsna who managed all our admin work and looked after the Karlsruhe office, too.
She’s officially retiring and we will miss her dearly.
All the best Jyotsna!

2nd edition of the MCCIA International Business Summit

On the 1st and 2nd of March MCCIA hosted its flagship event, the 2nd Pune International Business Summit in a hybrid format, with around 50 people physically attending.
More than 10 different nations presented themselves on the international platform.
Karlsruhe was participating and showcased their ecosystems and their strength in the area of Startups and Artificial Intelligence.
Being a gold sponsor for MCCIA’s event, Karlsruhe and the India Board made use of their pool position and the Pune team was able to make a lot of new contacts.
The City of Karlsruhe’s session was chaired by Lord Mayor Dr. Frank Mentrup who emphasized the importance of our close ties with Pune and the strong relations which results in more and more joint projects in Smart City and AI. Lord Mayoress of Baden-Baden conveyed her invitation to visit Baden-Baden and offered her support to facilitate the contacts to the business scene in and around Baden-Baden.

29th Meeting of Businessmen in IT, Communications and Media

During the COVID19 pandemic, the importance of digitization has rapidly grown in all areas of business and life. In the future, digital fitness will be an opportunity and a challenge for companies, administrations, and universities. As a result, the need for IT specialists is growing just equally fast. These experts are often not sufficiently available on the German labour market.

To inform companies in their region Cyberforum South in Baden-Baden  has decided to host a virtual info event on 4th  February 2021 at 4 – 5.30 pm CET | 8.30 – 10 pm IST.
Ms. Iris Becker, Representative of the State of Baden-Württemberg in Maharashtra / India and the City of Karlsruhe in Pune, will present various models to utilize and work with  Indian IT specialists.

The target group of this event are Managing Directors, Startups, Heads of IT-Departments of enterprises, Municipalities, Authorities, Institutes and Universities.
Participation is of course free of charge!


Click here for registration:

Attention: Event will be in German!

Baden-Baden sends Diwali wishes!

Ms. Margret Mergen, Lord Mayoress of Baden- Baden addressed the Indian community – not only in Baden- Baden- but all over the world. She sends her greetings and wishes for a prosperous Diwali!

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Happy Diwali from Baden-Wuerttemberg

As we celebrate the festival of lights, let us hope that it brings new opportunities to work together and prosper.
Diwali is meant to bring families, friends and everyone together who is in need of company or someone to feel connected to.
Please find the video message of Dr. Frank Mentrup, Lord Mayor of Karlsruhe conveying his Diwali greetings to send out a message of light in these dreary times here:

Warm wishes to you and your loved ones on Diwali

GINSEP Start-up Delegation tour to Germany

The German Indian Start-up Exchange Program (GINSEP) organized a 5-day virtual delegation trip, visiting 4 Start-up hubs across Germany. Karlsruhe was one of them. During the Delegation we have the chance to e-visit several Startup Hubs in Germany. On 28, October Karlsruhe introduced its impressive Start-up ecosystem.
70 Start-ups from the field of Digital Healthcare and Industrial Digitization had applied to join on the tour.
The tour was enriched by various webinars and break-out sessions , networking opportunities with Mentors and Investors including digital meet-ups, digital city tours and an expo to showcase different start-ups and their products/ services.
This  provided the rare opportunity for Indian Investors to dive into the Indo-German Start-up scene from the comfort of your home.

Indian consul general from Munich visits Baden-Baden and Karlsruhe

On October 19.-20. we were able to welcome His Excellency Mohit Yadav and his colleagues in Baden-Baden. The economic development department not only organized a visit to the ELAN start-up center, but also to the companies TVS Autoserv and Mold-Masters Europa GmbH.

Lord Mayoress Ms. M. Mergen welcomed the delegation to the town hall for an intensive exchange about cooperation opportunities. Mr. Yadav expressed his wish to strengthen the close cooperation with Baden-Baden and Karlsruhe and to actively support it on his part.

In the evening, Lord Mayor Dr. F. Mentrup invited  for a dinner in Karlsruhe, which was attended by some participants of the India Board, the city as well as KME and KTG.


Happy Anniversary!!
The GIRT (German Indian Roundtable) in Freiburg is celebrating its 10th anniversary.
A small celebration which included a podium session took place on 15th of October which was attended by the members of GIRT: Clemens Sexauer (Beo Software GmbH), Reinhard Schnurr (Zahoransky AG), Stefan Denzler (Atmos Medizintechnik GmbH) and Ingrid Gebhardt (Fischerwerke GmbH & Co KG) gave an insight into their experience with GIRT. The QR code will give you access to a short video narrating the story of GIRT. Or you can simply follow this link:
If you need further information or if you would like to join the GIRT in Freiburg, please contact Ms. Iris Becker:


Join us for another Webinar Series!! This time for students interested to take up a bachelor course in Germany. Sign up here:…/1FAIpQLSd0pMcbTs03Ls…/viewform


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Goethe and LBIT joined hands for another programme.
Join us for a Webinar which will provide you with all the information you need if you want to pursue your Masters at one of the Universities of Applied Sciences in Baden-Wuerttemberg.
Find more info in the link.