Campaign: India and Germany 2008-2010

Young students visiting a fair.

During a visit by Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to Germany on 23 April 2006, both he and Chancellor Angela Merkel acknowledged the importance of the Scientific and Technological Collaboration (STC) to promote the dialogue between scientists from both countries. Under the motto "Research in Germany-Land of Ideas", Germany presented itself to India as a Centre of Innovation from September 2008 until December 2010: universities, research institutes, networks and clusters, plus companies with a strong research base. One of the prime goals of the Federal Government's "Internationalisation Initiative" is to expand cooperation in growth markets with countries that actively engage in dynamic research activities.