EBTC (European Business and Technology Centre) Europe-India clusters are unique and sector-specific industry associations with select organisations that collectively work upon business collaborations, policy action and project opportunities within the Europe-India business corridor through a demand-driven and multi-stakeholder platform. Sustainability and innovation form the core of these clusters.
Europe-India relationships have been moving at a fast pace over the past decade with significant impetus right from the top leadership. This makes the two regions natural partners in tackling climate change, green energy, storage technologies, resource efficiency, mobility and sports.
Both regions have made noteworthy progress in enhancing bilateral co-operation in the areas of sustainable modernisation, urban development, R&D and clean energy. This is driven by strategic initiatives at the highest levels. In fact, the India-EU merchandise trade has registered an all-time high value of USD 116.36 Billion in 2021-22 with a year-on growth of 43.5%.
As the European Union and India restart talks to further strengthen their bilateral trade and investment ties, EBTC’s Clusters provide the ideal platform for European and Indian stakeholders to engage and build joint value propositions. The Free Trade Agreement (FTA), currently being negotiated, has the potential to be a gamechanger in EU-India business and trade relations.
ABOUT EBTC CLUSTERS
Europe’s leadership in clean and innovative technologies, coupled with India’s huge consumption market and ambitious commitment to become carbon neutral by 2070, make them natural partners. The Cluster aims to translate this opportunity into tangible business collaborations and project opportunities to grow together.
Benefits for Cluster Members
The cluster holds regular thematic meetings, workshops, and events with a pre-determined agenda catering to diverse business interests of all its members and identify new and innovative business opportunities. EBTC heads and manages such clusters with diverse a poll of diverse and forward-looking organisations, subject-matter experts and industry leaders.
With support from EBTC, acting as a neutral convener, the clusters pursue projects, drives advocacy, curates B2B matchmaking activities and participates in relevant conferences and events to drive the agenda of cluster members. The objective is to create multi-stakeholder and demand-driven project opportunities in India, leveraging the combined strength of all cluster members.
It works collectively based on milestones and structured working groups. Using the specific expertise and niche of each organisation, the cluster presents a superior and more well-rounded value proposition to the rightsholder, while also enabling price discovery.