India Advanced Manufacturing Trade Mission

13 February 2020

In collaboration with the NSW Government, Western Sydney University’s Launch Pad Technology Business Incubator is launching the NSW–India Advanced Manufacturing Trade Mission, taking up to eight advanced manufacturing SMEs and start-ups from NSW to India in April 2020.

 

The Advanced Manufacturing Trade Mission is part of a broader $1.58 million NSW-India Technology Exchange Program; an initiative designed for SMEs and start-ups to help grow their business in India.

 

The program helps promote collaboration across borders, enables knowledge sharing and market insights while also providing a framework to link NSW and Indian R&D with business, to drive commercialisation and facilitate new partnerships.

 

Participants will meet with potential clients, partners and gain valuable experience and immersion into the Indian advanced manufacturing market, equipping them with the knowledge and tools to launch their products in one of the world’s fastest growing economies.

 

More information is here. EOI closes on Feb 24’ 2020.

Wayne Murphy | Senior Export Adviser is available for any initial questions.

Trade and Investment | NSW Treasury

Trade Adviser, TradeStart | Austrade

Level 4, 76 Morgan Street, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650  

M: +61 428 103 326

W: trade.nsw.gov.au | invest.nsw.gov.au | austrade.gov.au

 NSW-INDIA ADVANCED MANUFACTURING TRADE MISSION

A joint initiative between the NSW Government and Western Sydney University Launch Pad              For more information: launchpadlive.com.au/trade-mission

In collaboration with the NSW Government, Western Sydney University’s Launch Pad Technology Business Incubator is launching the NSW–India Advanced Manufacturing Trade Mission, taking up to eight advanced manufacturing SMEs and start-ups from NSW to India in April 2020.

APRIL 2020  ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Advanced Manufacturing Trade Mission is part of a broader $1.58 million NSW-India Technology Exchange Program; an initiative designed for SMEs and start-ups to help grow their business in India. The program helps promote collaboration across borders, enables knowledge sharing and market insights while also providing a framework to link NSW and Indian R&D with business, to drive commercialisation and facilitate new partnerships.

Participants will meet with potential clients, partners and gain valuable experience and immersion into the Indian advanced manufacturing market, equipping them with the knowledge and tools to launch their products in one of the world’s fastest growing economies.

KEY DATES

Feb 1’ 2020 – EOI open

Feb 24’ 2020 – EOI close

Feb 28’ 2020 – Selection Interviews held

Mar 5’ 2020 – Announcement of successful applications

WHY INDIA?

Across its commercial hubs, India is home to a vibrant startup community – the second largest in the world – and a strong entrepreneurial culture across its SME base. India’s flourishing start-up ecosystem is supported by a range of generous national and state sponsorship initiatives including Startup India, the government’s flagship start-up initiative intended to catalyse startup culture and build a strong and inclusive ecosystem for innovation and entrepreneurship in India. India’s rapid growth across startups and SME’s offers great opportunities for NSW manufacturers to access new technologies and supply chains.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the NSW–India Trade Mission contact:

S.marks@westernsydney.edu.au

 

WHAT IS ON OFFER?

Successful participants will take part in a curated and intensive program designed to give them an introduction to the Indian advanced manufacturing sector, providing access to potential clients, R&D collaboration partners. Support staff from NSW Government and Western Sydney University will provide guidance to help participants gain an understanding of the Indian market and potential opportunities.

This includes: • Company visits and introductions to key market contacts

• Seminars, collaborative workshops and networking events;

• Mentoring sessions by leaders in innovation;

• Partial travel and accommodation costs for one company representative

The mission will provide a 10-day trip to four major cities in India, where participants will benefit from a range of business and cultural experiences allowing them to build an understanding of the local market

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible for the program, companies must:

• Have an Australian Business Number registered in NSW;

• Offer activities, product or services, which are relevant to or have applications in advanced manufacturing;

• Have fewer than 200 employees;

• Have a turnover less than $30 million per annum;

• Have been in operation for at least 6 months.

ASSESSMENT AND SELECTION CRITERIA

1. Opportunity: Problem addressed by your technology/product

2. Innovation: Quality of the product or technology deployed

3. Relevance: Link to advanced manufacturing and fit with Indian market

4. Strategy: Anticipated outcomes (commercial and others) following the exchange program

5. Overall quality of the application

Each item will be assessed out of 20 for a total combined score of 100.

Expressions of interests can be submitted through: launchpadlive.com.au/trade-mission.

For any questions email S.marks@westernsydney.edu.au or call 9678 7200. Application deadline is 24 Feb 2020.

Selection interviews will be held on 28th Feb 2020 involving a panel of industry experts, government & western Sydney university nominees.

TRADE MISSION DATES, APRIL 2020

(to be confirmed once applicants are finalised)