Here are some programs and value-added services we offer, for Indian and international innovation centers and startups, keen on accessing new markets:
Soft-landing services facilitating Indian startups, SMEs to internationalize, and vice versa supporting international companies access Indian markets.
Global Business Inroads supports startups, SMEs, incubators, universities and regional governments from India and abroad access new markets through international project management, soft-landing and custom ecosystem development programs. Over the years, GBI has developed long-standing partnerships with leading global networks such as the European Business and Innovation Network, US Market Access Center, the International Business Innovation Association and the Promipyme Chamber of Commerce Guatemala. We have also partnered with government and university bodies for various technology and innovation development projects including the Taiwan External Trade Development Council, the Center for Green Economy (Taiwan) and also the European Commission.
Here is an overview of a few of our recent projects in innovation, soft-landing and internationalization services:
1] TAITRA and the Center for Green Economy, Taiwan
GBI aided TAITRA (Taiwan External Trade Development Council) and The Center of Green Economy (CGE) of Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research, in scouting for strategic partners to collaborate bilaterally on cleantech collaborations between India and Taiwan. GBI was invited to participate in the "Taiwan Cleantech Business Mission" held in Taipei in October 2017, to explore further green business opportunities between India and Taiwan. Gloria Energy Asset Co. an on-grid and off-grid energy storage company based in Taiwan is currently working with GBI to commercialize and deploy their technology in India. Read more on our CASE STUDY section.
2] The European Commission’s Service Facility for International Cooperation
GBI is currently part of the European Commission’s Service Facility for International Cooperation - a consortium of consultants led by DLR, to which Technopolis (Germany), Global Business Inroads (India), and APRE (Italy) are members, to foster innovation ecosystem synergies between India and Europe. Between 2018 and 2020, we will match organisations from both regions. We will bring relevant organisations together in two networking events in India and two networking events in Europe. While the networking events will be primarily targeted at incubators and accelerators, we also intend to motivate participants to engage in further exchanges between staff as well as startups themselves. We will also encourage startups to participate in relevant conferences and events in both regions. The aim is to kick-start a self-sustaining ecosystem that fosters high-level interactions and technology & innovation partnerships that benefit both regions. Read more about this EU initiative at https://startupeuropeindia.net/eiip/ or in GTIN: 12th Edition
Global Business Inroads has developed long-standing partnerships with the following international innovation networks for soft-landing services into the US, Europe and North & South America.
EU Market Access
THE EUROPEAN BUSINESS AND INNOVATION NETWORK
GBI is has the Indian ambassador for the European Business and Innovation Network (EBN), Brussels. EBN is a not-for-profit European network of 250+ business and innovation centers, incubators, accelerators and other organizations that support the development and growth of entrepreneurs, startups and SMEs from over 40 countries around the world. Our work with EBN has included identifying niche markets, mentors, incubators, accelerators and corporates from across Europe to collaborate with, and support Indian startups. EBN offers valuable expertise on certifying innovation centers, and is the only organization to offer an accreditation process – called the “EU|BIC” – that is endorsed by the EU Commission. It is in this capacity that Global Business Inroads has facilitated the incubator T-Hub`s certification to become the first incubator from India to be recognized as a EU|BIC certified organization. GBI & EBN are now offering networking, certification and membership, soft landing, EU market access, incubator and start-up exchange programs to the Indian incubators, accelerators and the innovation ecosystem. To apply for membership, or to learn more reach out to - [email protected].
North America Market Access
US MARKET ACCESS CENTER
Although startups in India are being supported by incubators and accelerators from the idea to funding stages, a key aspect where they need support is in international market access, market validation and ecosystem development. US Market Access Center (USMAC) – is a high-level tech accelerator that specifically supports non-US startups with US market access programs, with a focus on Silicon Valley entries. T-Hub, in association with Intel India, selected 10 top startups for the Innovate for Digital India Challenge 2.0, in 2016, to participate in an 8-week accelerator program for India and US market access. GBI supported the India market access program by facilitating curated one-to-one meetings with potential customers, partners, investors for the start-ups. USMAC planned and implemented the US market access program consisting of a 4-day boot camp, virtual mentoring for 4 weeks and a 15 day soft-landing program in Silicon Valley for the Indian start-ups. USMAC and GBI are positioned to support Indian incubators, accelerators, government and associations with structured India and US market access programs, and we are keen on working with pioneering startups interested in establishing themselves in the US market. Reach out to us at GBI at [email protected]
North America market access and training
THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESSS INNOVATION ASSOCIATION
The International Business Innovation Association (InBIA) -
represents a diverse network of about 2100 members, 930 entrepreneurship centers, across 61 countries including incubators, accelerators, co-working spaces, and university tech-transfer programs, focused on supporting and building an entrepreneurial ecosystem. InBIA also offers a wide range of certification programs, customized training, exchange, soft landing and market access programs. GBI has been appointed as the Global Ambassador of InBIA in India, offering this accredited, international network to Indian incubators and accelerators. To learn more, reach out to us at [email protected]
Latin America Market Access
PROMIPYME CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUATEMALA
GBI was invited to speak and participate at several events during Guatemala`s Innovation Week - a constructive event brought together by the Guatemalan government dedicated to bringing together universities, ministers, entrepreneurs, corporates and other business and innovation stakeholders in the country, to explore how they can grow and transform through innovation. Guatemala is primarily an agrarian economy, looking to advance their markets by fostering an innovative environment. Through the week, GBI presented various contexts of India`s innovation economy; demonstrating how Indian government bodies, corporates, incubators, universities, co-working spaces, startups, all work together to create a thriving innovation economy. GBI met with the dean and faculty from Guatemala`s leading university, the Rafael Landívar University, the Minister of Science and Technology and several other key officials to brainstorm and strategize systems and best practices that Guatemala can adopt from the Indian innovation model. Going forward, GBI is in talks with Guatemalan startups and SMEs, to explore partnerships and exchanges between the two countries. More information on our innovation activities with Guatemala can be found in GTIN: 11th Edition
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