International partnerships

Partnership with Australia

December 2017 – an agreement was signed between Government of Karnataka(GoK) and Australia for soft landing of Australian startups incubators/accelerators in Karnataka

 

Australian southern state Victoria and Karnataka have partnerships in various areas of technology and science.

Recently, Karnataka startup Terra Blue has been selected for incubation in Victoria.

65+ Karnataka startups have applied for Queensland startup accelerator program, HotDesQ.


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Partnership with Finland

September 2017 – Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Department of IT, BT and S&T, GoK and Embassy of Finland to promote innovation cooperation under the title “Karnataka – Finland innovation Corridor”.

 

Under the MoU, i-Samarth program was launched for mentoring startups in emerging tech.

Four startups from Karnataka currently working with Nokia.

K-tech (GoK) has begun collaboration with Alto Startup Center (Alto University).


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Partnership with France

November 2017 – MoU was signed between Department of IT,
BT and S&T, GoK and Business France to develop and intensify
mutual beneficial cooperation under the umbrella of the
French Tech.

“Data City” project has been initiated between Department of IT, BT and S&T and French startup incubator in Bengaluru, NUMA, for smart city collaboration.

IoT, AI and Fintech along with Business France to provide a platform with French incubators and companies to interact with Karnataka startups.

 


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Partnership with Germany

September 2017 – Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Department of IT, BT and S&T, GoK and Embassy of Finland to promote innovation cooperation under the title “Karnataka – Finland innovation Corridor”.

Under the MoU, i-Samarth program was launched for mentoring startups in emerging tech.

Four startups from Karnataka currently working with Nokia.

K-tech (GoK) has begun collaboration with Alto Startup Center (Alto University).


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Partnership with Japan

May 2018 – Joint initiative of Japanese and Indian
Government,” Japan-India Start up Hub” was established at
Bengaluru

February 2019 – 10 startups visited Bengaluru.

Daylong session to highlight the business potentials of Indian
and Japanese ecosystems and further to explore and facilitate
business opportunities between the two countries.


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Partnership with Netherlands

November 2016 – MoU was signed between Department of IT,
BT and S&T (GoK) and The City of The Hague, Netherlands
with four areas of cooperation, namely, elderly care and
technology, startups, cyber security and genetics.
May 2018-Netherlands delegation visit to Bengaluru

Letter of Intent between K-Tech Innovation Hub and
Innovation Quarter, Netherlands for soft landing

Meeting with the regional and national stakeholders in The Hague’s start-up ecosystem.


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Partnership with Switzerland

April 2019 – Digital health conclave

Swissnex India’s curated platform to understand the impact of digital healthcare sector.

Few startups working in the latest MedTech used this platform
to showcase their ideas and thoughts. Some of the startups
were:
Digipharm
Clemedi
Mobile Health AG
Clinerion


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Partnership with UK

May 2018 – UK’s innovation promotion agency, Innovate UK and GoK officials met to explore areas of collaboration.
October 2018 – HDFC bank partnered with start-up accelerators 91SpringBoard and IvyCamp and launched the Accelerator Engagement Programme (AEP) – this program will strengthen the fintech ecosystem of the country

MIDAS visit to Bengaluru opened discussions – this resulted in
them suggesting that they will provide Soft landing, market
familiarization and other support for Karnataka startups
entering UK.


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Partnership with Sweden

DocOnline – CEO, Markus Moding, attended BTS 2018 to educate the audience about the Sweden startup, DocOnline and to understand in detail about the MedTech ecosystem in Karnataka and look for possible collaborations.


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Partnership with Estonia

An MoU will be signed with the agenda of enhancing the startup relationship between Karnataka and Estonia

 

 


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Partnership with USA

2018 – BIO International Convention in Boston was attended by a business delegation from Karnataka consisting of six biotechnology startups. Aindra Systems, Aspartika Biotech, Audicor Cardiometrics, Coeo Labs, Biodesign Innovation Labs, Osteo3D – df3d Creations.


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2019 partnership visits

Apr 8, 2019

Swissnex, Sebastian Hug visited Digital Health Conclave

Mar 25, 2019

Trade and Invest Victoria, Vishaal Kishore, visited Medtech
actuator

Feb 19, 2019

MIDAS, Manchester’s inward investment agency, Tim Newns
visited for potential collaboration with Karnataka govt.

 

Feb 12, 2019
Business France, Ten French startups and MSMEs made an
exposure visit

 

 


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