Kerala IT Cos explore German ICT Market opportunities


Tvm: As part of a strategy unveiled by GTech, the Group of Technology Companies in Government owned IT parks in Kerala, to help the Small and medium enterprises identify new business opportunities, Kerala IT companies have made unprecedented inroads into the German ICT market. This is part of market connect strategy adopted by GTech in partnership with Technopark, Trivandrum to establish global linkages for the IT Industry in Kerala by working with International stakeholders, governments, customers and industry associations to build business partnerships.

A delegation of the Kerala IT Industry comprising of 12 companies from Technopark and Infopark, Kochi is in Germany for business meetings and is visiting the cities of Munich, Nuremburg and Stuttgart. A series of networking meetings and business interactions was organized by GTech in partnership with Invest in Bavaria under the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Infrastructure, Transport and Technology. The German ICT market is offering unique opportunities for the Kerala IT Industry. Emerging sectors such as clean technology, automobile, health, mobile applications and life sciences have been identified as the thrust areas for the Kerala IT Industry to partner with the German counterparts. The Germanic region is also witnessing high ICT adoption and research and development investments on IT infrastructure provide a unique opportunity for the Kerala IT Industry.

The fruitful exchange between the delegation from Kerala and Bavaria will further strengthen the Indo-Bavarian relations, says Dr. Johann Niggl, Executive Director of Invest in Bavaria. “It was a pleasure for Bavaria to host this great delegation in the Ministry of Economic Affairs”, he adds. The delegation also enjoyed a successful and interesting day in Nuremberg. Especially the ‘Business Support Center’ in Nuremberg impressed the group. “I hope to welcome these companies with their own subsidiaries in Bavaria in the future”, said Dr. Niggl.

In a release, Syed Ibrahim, MD, Palnar Transmedia said that Kerala’s IT industry could play a critical role in sustaining the competitiveness of German Economy, by offering cost competitive and quality solutions and added that Germany and Kerala enjoyed a very close and multifaceted relationship. The challenge ahead for us will be to sustain this momentum and realize the vast potential which still remains to be tapped. The delegation also called on Vikram Miseri, Indian Consul General in Munich.

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