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Learning Circles for European SMEs - India Jugaad


Within the overall project “Capturing innovation impulses from emerging economies”, the European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA) organized learning circles for European SMEs in emerging markets were conceptualised and conducted for specific sectors. 

There were three main goals for these learning circles:

1. Facilitating the market entry for participating SMEs by training them on cultural differences,

2. Learning about innovation in the emerging economy in question and trying to implement those innovative ideas in Europe,

3. Establishing new contacts in the sector within European participants and also in the emerging market.


Below you will find the link to the Organiser manual: 

Organiser manual for Innovation and Trade Promotion Agencies


Decision-maker toolkits

India Jugaad - High Tech Solutions for Machine Tools (January 20-26 2019)

India Jugaad - Improvised Ingenuity (February 01-08 2018)


Read the reports generated by the learning circles and link to some of their discoveries on the next page

Learning Circle: Indian Jugaad

– Improvised Ingenuity

The learning circle “Indian Jugaad – Improvised Ingenuity” was the first learning circle in a series of five and therefore seen as a pilot project. European SMEs active in the mobility sector were targeted. The group of seven participants travelled to India from February 01st to 8th, 2018 and visited Indian companies in Mumbai and Bangalore. A networking event and an intercultural training about Indian culture completed the programme. 

Read the full report

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– Get to know the booming Indian machine tool sector

The learning circle “Get to know the booming Indian machine tool sector” was the fourth learning circle in a series of five. European SMEs active in the machine tools sector were targeted. The
group of participants travelled to Bangalore from January 20th to 26th, 2019 and visited Indian companies, attended an International Seminar on Machine Tools and the IMTEX trade fair and exhibition and profited from training about Indian business culture. The purpose of this report is to summarise the activities of this learning circle. Feedback and lessons learned are very important to the core project team and will be reported in the last sections of this report.

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Watch the recording 



Last updated: 02.12.2021 - 11:04
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