Numerous experts from industry, society, research, the media, business and politics will meet in Davos, Switzerland, from the 23rd to 26th of January for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum. This year’s focus falls on the topic »Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World«. Fraunhofer expert JProf. Dr. Tobias Dauth, head of the Regional Positioning and Location Development unit at Fraunhofer IMW and junior professor at the Handelshochschule Leipzig (HHL), will participate in the international event, consolidating existing cooperation between the Leipzig Fraunhofer Center and India, while creating new potential with representatives of the emerging Indian market. Nara Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister of the Indian State of Andhra Pradesh, has invited Dauth to discuss prospects for cooperation between Fraunhofer IMW and the South-East-Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
High contribution to Indian gross domestic product and dynamic economic development characterize the economic and social development of the State of Andhra Pradesh. With his vision for 2029, Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu seeks to foster the further development of the manufacturing and service sector in Andhrah Pradesh. During recent years, JProf. Dr. Tobias Dauth’s unit has realized several projects with Indian partners – most recently on the potential of frugal innovation. In 2017, the Indian Energy Minister visited Leipzig to gather information about electro-mobility from the City of Leipzig and the socio-economic research institute. The Indian Energy Minister and the head of Fraunhofer IMW, Professor Dr. Thorsten Posselt, sought to collaborate scientifically in the fields of e-mobility, climate protection and renewable energy. The upcoming talks in the run-up to the World Economic Forum aim to sustain further cooperation between the Fraunhofer Institute and the Indian subcontinent.