Following the success of its first Indian delegation of technology-led enterprises to the United States in September 2014, the IC² Institute’s Global Commercialization Group (GCG) is again hosting a delegation from India to explore business opportunities in the U.S. Organized by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), the group will visit Austin May 11-12 and two other U.S. cities May 13-16.
As part of the delegation’s visit, the Global Commercialization Group will host a public event on Monday, May 11. Guest speakers will discuss challenges and solutions to launching technology enterprises, especially on foreign ground, followed by a forum with a panel of international technology commercialization experts. A reception will follow at 5:30 PM.
What: Meet Technology Enterprises from India
Where: West Pickle Research Building, 3925 West Braker Lane, Austin, TX 78759
Date: Monday, May 11, 2015
Time: 1:30 to 7:00 PM (reception at 5:30 PM)
RSVP: The event is free but registration is required.
The delegation will comprise approximately 50 start-ups from India from diverse sectors including information technology, energy and utilities, oil and gas, environmental and waste management services, telecommunications, defense and homeland security, food processing, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, and more.
The prime agenda in Austin is to visit and learn from leading technology incubators (including the IC² Institute’s own Austin Technology Incubator), technology commercialization centers, industries, venture capitalists, and angel investors.
For the past eight years GCG, in partnership with FICCI, has trained the Department of Science & Technology Government of India’s (DST) incubation centers, established a technology review and commercialization process with India’s Defense Research Development Organization labs (DRDO), and developed the DST-Lockheed Martin India Innovation Growth Program (IIGP), a national initiative to train innovators in technology commercialization and entrepreneurship. Ernst & Young reported the IIGP helped participating innovators generate over $275M sales globally from 2010-2012.