The European Business and Technology Centre (EBTC) is an initiative that was launched in 2008 by the European Union as a co-funded programme and was coordinated by EUROCHAMBRES. It transitioned to an independent and financially self-sustainable organisation in March 2016 that continues the EU mandate and facilitates Europe-India cross border collaboration.
Our mission is to assist the Business, Science & Research Community - in Europe and India - to work together towards generating new business opportunities in clean technology transfer, and establishing business relevant cooperation in the field of research, science and technology.
Our focus is to become a reference point for promoting European clean technologies in India and to be recognised for the quality of its services, its knowledge of the Indian market and its capacity to reach out to the entire European business and research community.
Through its offices across India, EBTC supports EU clean-technology companies and researchers on their market entry to India, offering complete end-to-end solutions with a toolbox of tailored services.
Key Milestones (2008-2017)
- 2008: The creation of EBTC was announced at the EU-India Business Summit 2008, Marseille.
- 2009: The first EBTC office opened in New Delhi.
- 2010: Regional offices opened in Mumbai, Bengaluru and Kolkata.
- 2011: In-house sector specialists joined to create knowhow in the biotechnology, energy, environment and transport sectors.
- 2012: The IPR Helpdesk launched to address IPR challenges.
- 2013: EBTC became the coordinator for Enterprise Europe Network India.
- 2013: The European Technology Experience launched, providing a dedicated space for European technologies in India.
- 2015: EBTC launches its Clean Ganges Water Platform
- 2015: Launch of the EU-India Smart Cities Knowledge & Innovation Program (SCKIP)
- 2016: The EBTC project ends and EBTC becomes financially self-sustainable as a not-for-profit organisation
- 2016: EBTC becomes official Development Partner of the Swachh Bharat Mission by the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India