In this section EBTC brings you a selection of news, insights and announcements from the cleantech sectors, activities in the EU and India, partners, general trade, business and research news, and more.

IP as a Strategic Tool for Startups and Innovators in the ICT and Electronics Sector


The PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in association with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) of the Government of India, organised a National Conference on Intellectual Property as a Strategic Tool for Startups and Innovators in the ICT and Electronics Sector, on 4th May 2017 at the PHD House in New Delhi. The objective of the conference was to discuss how MSME, start-ups and innovators in electronics and the ICT sector can strategize the use of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) as a strategic management tool for the growth and longevity of their businesses. The Conference was very well received with the government, industry and the academia.

Ankita Tyagi, IP manager at EBTC, was invited to participate in an expert panel for the plenary session of the conference, which was chaired by Dr. H Purushotham, chairman and managing director of the National Research and Development Corporation (NRDC) at the Ministry of Science and Technology of Govt. of India. Other eminent speakers included Ms. Palak Bhatia, Advisor at Start-Up India, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India; Ms. Lakshika Joshi, Head IPR, Nucleus Software; Mr. Anil Kumar, Senior Consultant, LexOrbis Consulting Pvt. Ltd. and Mr. Jitendra Sharma, Assistant Manager - Legal IP/IT, MetLife.

Ankita Tyagi addressing the participants during the Plenary Session


Ankita Tyagi addressed the Technical Session on the India-EU IP Facilitation Forum. She said that EBTC facilitates Indo-European collaborations by supporting the governments and private sector in India with in-depth knowledge and information of available technologies and frameworks for providing access to innovations and solutions created in European countries. She mentioned some of the important aspects of the India-EU IP ecosystem, such as the use of patents and patent information, building capacity as well as improving access to patent systems.

Conversation with EBTC on Smart Cities - FICCI Newsletter April 2017


Poul V. Jensen, EBTC director, has been interviewed by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in their April 2017 Smart Cities Newsletter. There he talks about innovation and technology in the Indian market and what attracts European companies in the country, as well as EBTC's projets in the area of smart cities, from ecosystem creation to active partnerships with municipalities and capacity building for consultants.

Download the interview on page 2 & 3.

Recognition for exemplary work: EPO distinguished by ASSOCHAM


On 26th April, 2017, the World Intellectual Property Day, the Associated Chambers of Commerce of India (ASSOCHAM) organized the India Innovates Conclave. The event was the occasion to present awards for recognition of the work of various actors in the intellectual property domain in India.


Nicholas Körnig, Administrator for International Cooperation at the European Patent Office (EPO), had been invited within this frame, and was distinguished by Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Union Railway Minister, for his exemplary work in promoting IPR in India, alongside Rajiv Aggarwal, Joint Secretary at Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), Dr. A.K. Garg, Director at the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Pratibha Singh, Senior Advocate at the Delhi High Court, Praveen Anand, Managing Partner Anand & Anand and Chandni Raina, Professor at the Centre for Worl Trade Organisation Studies, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT).

Several ICT start-ups were also distinguished by Ericsson India, the Award Presenting Partner.

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