Below are a few frequently asked questions, however we encourage you to contact us for specific information.
What is the EBTC?
We are an organization co-funded by the European Union (EU) and co-ordinated by EUROCHAMBRES. EBTC is a one-stop-shop focusing on helping EU businesses and researchers interested in exploring opportunities in the Indian market, primarily with a cleantech agenda.
India is a fast growing market, facing significant environmental and demographic issues. European SMEs will find a broad number of opportunities and can provide the technology to cope with those issues.
Who does EBTC help?
Whether you are an entrepreneur running a company in Europe, working for or managing an EU-based SME, a research organisation, or an academic at one of Europe’s universities or institutes, a cluster of organisations, EBTC works a wide range of individuals and organisations with a cleantech agenda, and the EBTC can help you identify and develop the best opportunities for interacting with India.
Where is the EBTC located?
With headquarters in New Delhi, and regional offices in Mumbai, Bengaluru and Kolkata, EBTC is offering complete end-to-end solutions to clean technology companies who want to enter and ensure longevity in the Indian market.
How long has EBTC been operational?
EBTC was officially launched in October 2008, and activities started in January 2009. Since 2011/2012, EBTC has expanded its' reach across the length and breadth of India.
What areas does EBTC work in?
EBTC primarily works in 4 key sectors have been identified: Biotech, Energy, Environment and Transport – all of which offer enormous scope for closer EU-India collaboration – be it in business, science or technology.
How can EBTC help me?
Through cooperation with government bodies, associations, and an extensive network of professional bodies across India and Europe, and complimenting existing Member State efforts, EBTC is well equipped to provide a range of customized and personalized services catering to the requirement of each individual clients.
We are a reference point for promoting clean technologies in India and helping SMEs enter the Indian market as our experts are well informed about the complexity of the Indian market. We can help you in situ as we are located all over India and EBTC operates as an intelligence hub and in synergy with existing service providers from EU member states and Indian counterparts. In addition to this, we have experts that can help you in the following sectors:
- Biotechnology (Dr. Geeta Swamilingiah)
- Energy (Mr. Vittalkumar Dhage)
- Environment (Mr. Monish Verma)
- Transport (Mr. Dibyendu Sengupta)
How can we help protect the IPR of European solutions in India?
We have launched an IPR helpdesk with the objective of facilitating technology commercialization as well as the management of IPR issues related to India. The desk will provide information about IPR laws in India by conducting webinars. We also offer value-added services that include IP filing support services, IP enforcement services through empanelled agencies and technical IP services.
How is EBTC connected to the Enterprise Europe Network?
EBTC is the consortium leader for the Enterprise-Europe-Network in India.
The Enterprise European Network helps small businesses to make the most of the European market, and it helps your company enter new markets, sources or licences new technologies , puts you together with international business partners and helps you to access EU funding for your company.
Visit the Enterprise Europe Network India website to learn more.
Does EBTC provide funding?
No, EBTC does not provide funding although we can provide assistance in the identification of funding. Our other services notably include:
- Technology transfer services
- Market insight
- Market exploration
- Project / partner identification
- Market entry strategies
- IPR helpdesk
- Tender support
- Funding & financing identification
- Business and Technology incubation services
- Event hosting
How much does EBTC’s services cost?
EBTC’s services are tailor-made depending on your requirements, however it’s free to enquire, engage in webinars, or access online knowledge.
Where can I find market reports?
All of EBTC’s market reports, snapshots, white papers, and more can be found in the EBTC Cleantech Platform.
Who funds/supports EBTC?
What is the European dimension of EBTC?
EBTC is co-funded by the EU and coordinated by EUROCHAMBRES, and we provide support to all European companies in order to strengthen these. We are aware that only a co-operating Europe can compete on the world market, and as a true European 'value add', EBTC is regularly producing new market research reports which focus on issues of pan-European relevance, e.g. market access barriers.
Who are our partners?
In order to achieve our goals and objectives we have partners all across the EU. It is in collaboration with our partners that we execute and deliver on our promises. Amongst our partners are listed the Chambers of commerce and industry of different EU countries and regions that are all represented by EUROCHAMBRES. We also work in conjunction with supporting organisations in India and the EU.