FOCUS INDIA is a flagship project within the bachelor degree program of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland. Organized by students for students in their final year, it allows them to apply and enhance the skills learned in school. Through the close collaboration with industrial partners, Focus India will be in its 14th consecutive successful year. For the past years this project has enriched numerous students with valuable skills. Not only the project team members have profited from this unique experience, also communication team members as well as delegation members have broadened their horizons and have gone on to start remarkable careers or graduate programs after their graduation.
enable Accessibility. expand Connectivity. foster Transfer.
FOCUS INDIA 2019 aims to explore the role of accessibility and connectivity in the transfer of information and knowledge, which is vital to facilitate sustainable economic growth in today’s globalized world.
Accessibility to relevant information and resources is a crucial factor for the success of any business. This includes access to necessary resources as well as infrastructure – such as transport systems or the internet. India recognized the necessity to invest in digitalization to promote innovation and facilitate sustainable economic growth. Moreover, the country’s huge workforce has the potential to realize a considerable demographic dividend if granted access to jobs, which in turn offers great opportunities for firms doing business in and with India.
Connectivity goes hand in hand with accessibility and plays a central role for the progressing globalization. Digital technologies – such as mobile connectivity, cloud computing or the Internet of Things – redefine communication by allowing constant real-time interaction. India is a key player within the field of digital technologies and the country’s thriving smart cities are attracting foreign investment, creating an innovative hub for start-ups and pioneers.
Transfer of knowledge to the right people at the right time is a key element to boost new innovations and technologies in an interconnected data-driven world. A current development for which this transfer is highly important is the digitalization of the energy sector. This fast-growing global market is calling for intelligent and strategic solutions to solve today’s problems – such as resource scarcity – and is creating new possibilities for international collaboration. For example, Switzerland with its advanced knowledge in renewable energies can join forces with innovative and booming India in order to exploit synergies and ultimately stimulate sustainable economic growth.
We would be very happy if you decide to become involved as a partner of FOCUS INDIA and we look forward to collaborating with you.
Your FOCUS INDIA Team 2019
MILESTONES OF THIS YEAR’S PROJECT
Together with expert guest speakers the students will discuss the characteristics of doing sustainable business in India and get the unique opportunity to connect with prestigious companies.
11.02. – 15.02.2019
During the trip to India, the participants will be visiting local and international companies and discover the Indian culture in overwhelming cities such as: Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, and Pune.
28.03. – 14.04.2019
At the closing event, all of the flagship projects will reflect on their insights and experiences gained during the preparatory seminar and on-site seminar. The closing event will take place in Olten.