NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced a partnership with India aimed at enabling collaboration between Indian industry and the NSW startup, tech, and advanced manufacturing sectors.
The partnership is worth $1.58 million over two years, with these funds to enable NSW startups to travel to India and foster collaboration and commercial connections.
There are already strong business links between NSW and India, with goods trade between the two reaching $3.9 billion in 2016-17; agricultural exports from NSW grew to $759 million.
Berejiklian said the partnership will “ensure our industries grow alongside one of the world’s most dynamic technology markets”.
“[It] will allow us to learn from India’s best and brightest so that we can create the smart jobs of the future. This partnership will provide NSW businesses with incredible access to some of the best entrepreneurs and technology experts in the world and I look forward to seeing the results over the next two years,” she said.
The announcement was made during the Premier’s trade mission to India this week, with Berejiklian visiting Mumbai and New Delhi.
It comes as Sydney-headquartered Atlassian earlier this month announced its opening of an office in Bengaluru, India, which will serve as a research and development and customer support centre. Read more
Startup Daily – 20 Apr 2018