TECHNOLOGY CHAMPIONS OF TOMORROW
The goal of the innovative WalloniaTECH programme is to identify the brightest entrepreneurial talent in India and connect these entrepreneurs with investors and strategic partners in Belgium and Europe in order to turn their innovations into a global success.
To identify these technology champions of tomorrow, Awex has lined up 3 strategic partners and mentors, spread across India : the Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer (FITT) at IIT Delhi, The Science & Technology Park, University of Pune, and EMPI B-school, the Group of Institutions of Excellence. The role of the partners and mentors consists of identifying and recommending to AWEX the most innovative companies with groundbreaking technologies and global market potential among their communities and subsequently mentoring them for the programme.
The primary selection criteria of the selected companies are: uniqueness of technology, its market viability and its global market potential. This programme targets innovators who have already started generating revenues and who are already backed by investors.
The first edition of the programme was kicked off in 2011.
Subsequently two more editions were held in 2012 and 2013.
Over the last three editions 19 such innovative Indian companies with groundbreaking technologies were identified and invited to participate, free of charge, in a special programme in Wallonia.
AWEX is presently preparing the fourth edition of the “WalloniaTech India" programme”.
This year applications are invited from companies with breakthrough technologies in the following sectors: • Aeronautics and Space Industry • Life Science • Agro-industry • Transport and Logistics • Mechanical Engineering • Environment and Sustainable Development.
The selected companies will be invited to participate in a special training program and investor’s forum in Wallonia, Belgium in September 2015 (tentative), in order to expose them to the European market and provide them with support and mentoring services for accelerating their expansion in Europe through Wallonia.
The WalloniaTECH INDIA program will culminate with a "Technology Commercialization conference and Investment forum" where the participants will have the opportunity to pitch their business plans in front of an audience composed mainly of public and private investors and technical partners.
We are looking to innovators who have already started to generate some revenues and who are already backed by investors, whether still in the incubation phase or graduated from an incubator.
Deadline for filing application to this programme is 15 April 2015. To file an application, please download the application form.
For more details about the India WalloniaTech program, please download the new brochure.
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