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Netherlands, India for collaboration

A business delegation would visit the country from June six to nine to explore the opportunities for teaming up with Indian companies.

india Updated: Apr 08, 2006 14:27 IST
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The Netherlands is keen on facilitating collaboration between Dutch and Indian companies with focus on biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, Consulate General of the Netherlands, Mumbai, Hans Ramaker said on Friday.

In his concluding remarks at a seminar jointly organised by the Royal Netherlands Embassy and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, he said a business delegation would visit the country from June six to nine to explore the opportunities for teaming up with Indian companies in the two important sectors.

The visit would be followed by a Ministerial team in September to improve trade ties trade between the two countries, he said.

Mr RMF Van de Laar, Policy Advisor, Innovation Department, Netherlands, Ministry of Economic Affairs outlined the profiles of highly innovative Life Science companies in Netherlands, especially in medical life sciences and plant and food technology.

He said the Dutch biosector was able to grow contrary to some other European countries, mostly because of the relatively high amount of new private and public initiatives taken and a boost in the number of start-up companies since the year 2000. "Public Private Partnerships(PPPs) play an important role in these developments," he underlined.

Its Mission Deputy head and Economic Affairs Head Desiree Bonis said Holland, 15th largest economy in the world and eighth largest trading nation with 3.5 per cent growth rate, was the gateway to Europe.

Referring to huge BPO opportunities available in the Netherlands, she said "It is for you(entrepreneurs) to seize the opportunity.

First Published: Apr 08, 2006 14:27 IST