Together with the German House for Research and Innovation (DWIH) New Delhi, the TUM Mumbai office organized an “Indo-German Dialogue: Universities as Enablers of Excellence in Entrepreneurship” at the German Embassy in Delhi on October 31, 2018. The event was rounded off by an evening reception in honor of TUM’s 150-year anniversary.
Professor Juliane Winkelmann, TUM Senior Vice President for International Alliances and Alumni, gave a talk on „Fostering Innovation and Entrepreneurship since 1868“ at the Indo-German Dialogue. With her speech she emphasized TUM’s ambitions in entrepreneurship and its culture of excellence since its beginnings as a polytechnic school. Dr. Anil Wadi, Managing Director at the Foundation For Innovation And Technology Transfer at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, TUM’s longstanding partner university, then provided an insight into an Indian best practice for an innovative entrepreneurship ecosystem.
The event was completed with a dinner reception to celebrate 150 years of TUM. Among the 100 guests were local partners, supporters and friends of TUM as well as TUM alumni such as Susmita Sinha, a sponsor of a German National Scholarship for TUM. To mark the 150th anniversary of TUM, there was a special birthday cake in the shape of the Taj Mahal, which all the well-wishers enjoyed together in a relaxed atmosphere.
A big thank you goes to Hanna Kriebel, who has been our Liaison Officer at TUM Mumbai for four years now. Not only for organizing the anniversary event but also for her dedication to continuously cultivate and expand the international network of TUM.