- Category: Cross-Sector News
- Created on Thursday, 10 July 2014 22:24
Following the first physical ETEC launched in Bengaluru in 2013, the second physical space, ETEC@TCE, will be launched and available to visit from July 24th 2014 at the Thiagarajar College of Engineering (TCE) in Madurai, Tamil Nadu.
To facilitate sustainable development of local economies in emerging markets such as India, there is an increasing demand for new technology developments and innovation. Critical to adopting and adapting technologies to create locally viable and deployable solutions on the ground is the sharing of knowledge and engaging with solutions from technology developers, companies and research institutions.
Bridging gaps identified in cross-border business and research collaboration, EBTC has created the European Technology Experience Centre (ETEC) initiative which provides a virtual and physical platform for knowledge exchange between the EU and India.
The multiple platforms available lead to a distinct cost, time and resource advantage for all stakeholders and details of the ETEC concept and how different entities can leverage the platform can be accessed by clicking here.
EBTC and TCE will be collaborating to support and facilitate enterprising European and Indian partnerships in business and research through ETEC@TCE. With this association, there is now a connection of two ecosystems at the macro and micro levels to enable seamless cross-border cooperation.
ETEC@TCE will be situated in the Thiagarajar Advance Research Centre, and in addition to demonstrating European technologies and showcasing them on a physical and virtual platform, the Centre will also provide an innovation zone for EU and Indian students and start-ups.
The innovation zone aims to foster new models of learning and collaborative activities in an entrepreneurial environment. In this unique space, students, researchers, and entrepreneurs alike will be able to explore new technologies and learn about developments and research carried out by their counterparts.
ETEC@TCE will also enable EU experts to engage in and provide vocational training and capacity building (both virtual and classroom courses / programs) based on the demand and needs of Indian students, researchers and entrepreneurs.
Click here to dowload the flyer for more information about key features, and what can you find and do at ETEC@TCE.