New Delhi, Delhi, India and Tel Aviv, Israel
Discussion with Start-Up Nation Central to establish an association between Gujarat Government and Israeli business community
Academic collaboration with Tel Aviv University
Israel extended a warm welcome to the visiting Vibrant Gujarat delegation from India. The first meeting of the delegation was Start-Up Nation Central to discuss and connect Government and Business leaders between Israel and the state of Gujarat in India.
The Vibrant Gujarat delegates discussed possible investment synergies in start-ups between Israel and Gujarat, emphasizing on implementation of IT in academia, solar technology, agriculture sector and possible collaboration in the area of Defence, Technology and R&D. Furthermore, an academic collaboration with Tel Aviv University was discussed and deliberated upon, during the visit of the delegation the university.
Gujarat Government aims to support numerous start-ups over a period of the next 5 years and has created the State Start-Up Scheme, in accordance with the initiative of Startup India announced by the Hon’ble Prime Minister, Mr. Modi. iCreate is totally funded by the Government of Gujarat and provides mentorship and nurture start-ups in the state.
Israel Innovation Authority in Tel Aviv met officials from the Vibrant Gujarat Delegation with keen interest and extended their services and support in the form of financial assistance, support for entrepreneurs and early stage companies, support from traditional and hi-tech companies, and collaboration in academics with the state of Gujarat.
Several meetings were held with private, multi-billion dollar companies such as Israel Aerospace Industries, Tahal and Mobileye discussing varied subjects ranging from collaboration of knowledge, enabling policies in a stable environment in Gujarat, potential partnership opportunities and participation opportunities at the upcoming Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2017.
Ms. Mamta Verma, Industries Commissioner and Leader of Delegation said, “This has been a very successful visit. We have received very encouraging response from everyone we met here in Israel, and we are really looking forward to a fruitful collaboration, leading to a successful Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2017.”
Mr. Sunil Parekh of Zydus Group and a senior member of the delegation added, “We have had excellent meetings in the area of startup and tech innovations, water-based solutions and aerospace and defence collaboration. The spectrum for collaborating is massive and the time has never been better for Gujarat to capitalize on the opportunity available with Israel.
Mr. Anupam Jalote of iCreate said, “We understand that Israel is looking towards India as one of the key countries to take its technological innovation to. iCreate will be able to provide key cultural and market penetration insights, as well as create a complete ecosystem for the co-promotion and incubation of Indo-Israeli technology start-ups. These organizations will be guided through to commercialization. There have been very useful meetings in this visit, and we hope for tangible outcomes soon.”
About Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit
The Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, which started in 2003 to rekindle the pace of investments in the state, has since established itself as the most important business events in the country. Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit is an example of the visionary approach of the Government of Gujarat towards inclusive and sustainable development by ensuring policy coherence and effective investment promotion. Far from the regional investment fair that characterized the first Summit in 2003, the biennial Summit has today become a unique forum for ideation, knowledge sharing, networking, explore business opportunities, sign cooperation agreements and partnerships, while setting the policy agenda to meet some of the current national challenges.
Having successfully organized seven constructive summits, Government of Gujarat, as part of its journey towards sustainable long-term growth and inclusive development is organizing the 8th edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit from the 10th to 13th of January 2017 at Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar. The Summit will bring together Heads of States and Governments, Ministers, executives from the corporate world, senior policy makers, heads of international institutions and academia from around the world to further the cause of development and promote cooperation.