In November 2018, the EU adopted a new strategy on India which aims to strengthen the EU-India strategic partnership by focusing on sustainable modernisation and common responses to global and regional issues. It is meant to serve as a coherent platform to advance key EU interests, improving the way the EU approaches India.

The EU is already India's first partner, in terms of trade and investments. Services in 2018 and bilateral trade in goods in 2019 totalled €107.5 billion. Around 6,000 EU companies are present in India, providing direct and indirect employment to approximately 6.7 million people.


On the 8th of May 2021, the European Union and Indian leaders will meet for the EU-India summit.

If you attend this webinar, you will:

  • Learn more about the Indian market, the available business opportunities and support offered to EU businesses, in particular in the environment, energy and climate change, ICT and urbanisation sectors in India;
  • Discover the best strategy to protect your Intellectual Property when doing business in India, with particular focus on protecting innovation in India;
  • Hear about the experience of a Portuguese company that has been successful doing business in the Indian market.

This webinar is organised by the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, EUROCHAMBRES, and the India IP SME Helpdesk in collaboration with the Business Support to the EU-India Policy Dialogue.


10:00 Welcome by João Pedro Guimarães, Secretary General, Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry

10:10 India - undiscovered market The Indian market and business opportunities, and support to EU businesses operating in the environment, energy, climate change, ICT, and urbanisation sectors in India.

10:20 EU-India Business Collaborations EU-India projects and clusters, the India Readiness Kit, technology collaborations, financing EU SMEs.

Joel Fernandes, Project Lead Europe, Business Support to the EU – India Policy Dialogues Project

10:35 Protecting your Intellectual Property (IP) when doing business in India

Hana Onderková, IP Expert, India IP SME Helpdesk

11:05 Good practice: A testimonial from a company doing business with India

11:15 Q&A

11:25 Closing remarks

Representative of the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry

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