The Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry organised a networking event with the support of the Royal Danish Embassy, New Delhi for companies within the energy, water, health and agriculture sectors, focusing on the sustainability agenda. This aligns with Denmark’s Green Strategic Partnership with India.
Speaking at the event, Mr. Sandeep Khosla, Director General, Bombay Chamber briefed on the legacy of the Bombay Chamber and highlighted the Bombay chamber’s initiative under the ADB project on Internationalisation of SMEs/ Startups.
Ms. Anjali Bansal, President, Bombay Chamber emphasised on the Bombay Chamber’s initiative in the areas of Sustainability, Digital, Water, Energy, Agriculture and Startups. She also spoke about the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit in the country, which has helped India leapfrog from fixed line mobility to now having among the lowest cost, largest data networks in the world.
Mr. Søren Nørrelund Kannik-Marquardsen, Minister Commercial Counsellor and Head of the Trade Council, New Delhi & Regional Coordinator South Asia, spoke about Denmark’s relationship with india, which dates back to 1620, when an agreement was reached between the local King in Thanjavur and the Danish King, Christian the 4th, for the lease of land at the town of Tranquebar. He also briefed the participating companies on emerging business opportunities in Denmark and available platforms for collaboration. Denmark will be hosting the World Water Congress & Exhibition in Copenhagen, bringing together water professionals and engaging the water-consuming industry.
The Consul General, Head of Trade & Innovation at the Consulate General of Denmark in Bangalore, Mr. Eske Bo Rosenberg, shared his insights on collaborating with Danish companies. He also highlighted some of the initiatives that they have launched, including the establishment of a Centre of Excellences in Green Hydrogen and UNLEASH 2022 – an SDG solutions lab gathering 1000 talents from around the world on the Infosys Campus in Mysore in December. Innovation Centre Denmark Bangalore is working with Local bodies, Industry / Corporates, Academia, and Startups to promote innovation, trade and investment opportunities.
The Royal Danish Embassy and the Innovation Centre of Denmark, along with the Bombay Chamber also expressed their interest to explore opportunities for collaboration and promoting bilateral trade and investment activities.
Some of the Indian companies who were present at the meeting were FarmDidi, GMCL Village Herbs, Waycool Foods, Nichem Solutions, GFresh Agrotech, Prognostics In-med, Epocare, InterGest South Asia, Dgtl Innovations and Tisser Artisans and Maharashtra Hybrid Seed Company (Mahyco), PIVOT Management Consulting, Ideabridge (Plus Innovations Technologies LLP), SustLabs, EcoScoot Mobility.