4 sector specific market explorations to India in 2020 will provide you with a deep-dive understanding of your target sector in the Indian market.

HealthCare & Life Sciences 

Our first immersion program in March 2020 will cover India’s fast-growing Healthcare & Life Sciences sectors in Delhi & Hyderabad

March 2020 Program Timeline


1 Nov 2019: Program Launch


30 Jan 2020: Application Deadline


15 Feb 2020: Selection


15-27 March 2020: Delhi, Hyderabad & Singapore


15 April 2020: India Readiness Feedback

Logistics & Mobility

Explore India’s Logistics & Mobility sectors in Delhi & Pune/Chennai from 17 to 29 June 2020. Sign up now 

Smart City, AgriTech & Sustainability

More details in Q3 2020. Register your interest and we’ll get back to you with more information. 

Enterprise Tech & Smart Manufacturing

More details in Q4 2020. Register your interest and we’ll get back to you with more information. 

What can you expect? 

Increase understanding of Indian culture and how to effectively do business in India (including legal requirements, how to approach corporates etc.)

Build professional networks through scheduled interactions with industry experts, VCs, mentors, guest speakers and corporates

Validate the market and be able to bring products to market faster

Localize Value Proposition and Pitch and build a roadmap with tangible next steps for market access and expansion

An opportunity to pitch your offering to customers by showcasing to key executives of sector relevant corporates 

Access to bootcamps to learn about working effectively with local corporations

Coverage of program fees for up to two members per startup

Key info

Who can apply?

Must be a Germany-registered startup* from any sector or industry, with:
– Traction in the German market
– Or a product (at least MVP) that is destined for the Asian market
– Or interest in the Asian market

*The program is also open to German VCs and incubators.

How much does it cost?

As the program is supported by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), participation fees are subsidised and kept low to cover operational expenses.

The program costs 750EUR per individual. It does not include travel and accommodation costs, which have to be covered by participating companies. 

How can I apply?

Please apply for the program here

You will be notified via email on next steps and confirmation of your participation.

See our program schedule

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Program Edition 1 2020

Explore and unlock opportunities in India’s fast-growing Health & Life Science sectors during this market immersion trip to Delhi and Hyderabad.

15 - 23 March
Delhi and Hyderabad
25 - 27 March

Program Edition 2 2020

Mobility and Logistics are other high-growth trending sectors that German Startups can make a difference in. Register your interest with your sector focus and we’ll get back to you with more information.

17 - 19 June
22 - 29 June
Delhi & Pune/Chennai

Why India?

Fast-Growing Consumer Market & Magnet for Data-Driven Businesses

India’s middle-income group is projected to make up a sizeable market of US$150 billion by 2020, driving growth across all consumption categories.

World’s 3rd Largest Startup Ecosystem

Startups are critical to helping India achieve its goal of a US$8 trillion economy by 2030. Benefit from the many support programs by the Indian government such as the Startup India Initiative.

Strong Presence of German Companies

With more than 1,600 German companies established in India, the country has attracted firms such as DHL, Bosch and BMW Group to set up manufacturing hubs.

Rising Global Tech Hub

India is ranked 3rd in the world for attracting investment for technology transactions. It is also among the topmost countries in the field of scientific research and tech talent.


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