Australian Higher Education Delegation explores education partnerships with leading corporates in Bangalore

Bangalore 01 September 2017: A 15-member Australian higher education delegation is currently in Bangalore. The delegation is exploring opportunities for research and educational linkages between Australian Universities and leading corporates in Bangalore.

Session on overcoming barriers to international research collaboration

Coinciding with the visit of the Australian higher education delegation to Bangalore A session titled “overcoming barriers to international research collaboration” was organised in Bangalore today by The Australian Trade & Investment Commission (Austrade), Australian Government. The session featuring Australian universities and research institutions and research heads of leading Indian corporates and multi-national corporations based in Bangalore discussed about institution-to-corporate engagement, managing intellectual property and collaboration models featuring Australian universities and research institutions and Indian corporates and multi-national corporations based in India

Key participants at the session included Dr Kishan Gurram, Managing Director, SABIC Technology Centre; Dr Srini Rajagoplan, Director R&D (India), Praxair; Dr Stephanie Fahey, CEO, Australian Trade & Investment Commission, Australian Government; Mr Akilur Rahman, Chief Technology Officer, ABB India; Mr Mariasundaram Antony, General Manager – India Engineering Operations, GE PowerMs Anuradha Gupta, Head Partner Engagement at Macquarie University and Professor Kaddambot Siddique, Director of Institute of Agriculture and Hackett Professor of Agriculture, University of Western Australia

Networking Session with Australian Alumni’s in Bangalore

A networking session was organised with Alumni’s from Australian Universities that are based in Bangalore on 30th August 2017. More than 60 alumni’s from Australian Universities that are based in Bangalore participated in this session. A video featuring Australian Alumni (from India) engaged in interesting and off beat careers arising out of an Australian education in music, entertainment, sports management, environment management, etc was launched at the networking session.

Speaking about the delegation, Mr Peter Coleman, Trade Commissioner, Australian Trade & Investment Commission, Australian Government said, “Australia’s universities and research institutions are among the best in the world and offer significant potential for partnerships in research. As the Indian government and industry pushes forward with “Make in India” the need for research & development is heightened even further”.

Australian universities and research institutions are ideal partners for Indian universities, research institutions and corporates for joint research projects and programmes for new product development; new technologies & processes; novel & advanced materials and new solutions to meet India and Indian corporates’ growth challenges.”, said Peter Coleman

The 15-member Australian higher education delegation is a part of the 150 member Australian business delegation that are currently in India as part of The Australia Business Week in India 2017 (ABWI) organised by The Australian Trade & Investment Commission (Austrade), Australian Government.

The Australia Business Week in India features more than 50 business events and activities spread across 6 cities. The ABWI Australian business delegation would visit New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bhopal, Bengaluru and Hyderabad. ABWI will feature seminars, roundtables and site visits with Indian businesses, industry and government. The week-long series of activities is designed to enhance Australia’s trade, education and investment relationships with India.

For further information about The Australia Business Week in India and for partnerships with Australian organisations, please e-mail toind@austrade.gov.au

 

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