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29 October, 2012 - 12:11 By Tony Quested

100 CleanTech opportunities in India

Shai Vyakarnam

CleanTech business opportunities in India are being set before Cambridge UK companies at a ‘green’ trade summit in November.

Companies with eco-friendly technology have had the welcome mat extended by the European Business & Technology Centre (EBTC) in Bangalore.

EBTC has joined forces with the Cambridge Cleantech organisation to explore ‘Opportunity India’ at the Cambridge offices of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)on Wednesday, November 21 (5.30pm-8pm).

Martin Garratt, chief executive of Cambridge Cleantech, said the EBTC was EU funded to assist European CleanTech companies in doing business and research in India.

“They offer local incubation services, office space in four locations and soft entry services including market research and IPR. They have 100 cleantech business opportunities waiting to be tapped into.”

With GDP growth of eight per cent and a CleanTech market that converts to around €100 billion, India is fertile territory for Cambridge companies. “India is also fifth-ranked in the world for wind energy production,” said Garratt.

Garratt will introduce the event, followed by a talk from Shai Vyakarnam – director of the Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (CfEL)at Cambridge University’s Judge Business School – on the new Bangalore-Cambridge Innovation Network.

Leena Pishe Thomas, regional manager of the Bangalore EBTC, will address ‘Growing Your Business in India: the Scale of the Opportunity and the Importance of a Supported Landing.’

There will be talks covering the secrets of successful growth in the Indian marketplace – supported by case studies involving both SMEs and large companies – plus sessions on biomass and aerospace.

Details on the event are available at

• PHOTOGRAPH SHOWS: Shai Vyakarnam

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