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Some of Our Success Stories
The research team of our company carried out an international research on alumni employability for a well-reputed Dutch education institution with more than 7,000 students from over 50 countries. The findings were an eye opener for the university’s faculty on how graduates viewed the program as it threw up several unexpected results. The report is used for the NVAO-accreditation procedure that is part of the Dutch governmental quality assurance policy in Higher Education. (Education)
Our services resulted in an agreement to be signed by India’s leading Open University with `Canada's University for Working Professionals’ for joint curriculum development, dual degree programs and to study other areas of mutual benefit. (Education Sector)
Our Director supervised more than 100 post-graduate students from 25 different countries around the globe (North America, South America, Africa, Asia, Europe) during their tourism field research in Cambodia, Vietnam, Singapore, Philippines and Indonesia. The projects resulted in more than 18 consultancy reports and interactions with more than 40 local destination stakeholders over a period of 4 years. (Education)
As a result of our interaction and services, an Indian integrated sustainable energy solutions provider has decided to invest in British Columbia, Canada as the ideal location for a $40M bio pellet plant. (Clean Technology)
A leading mobile entertainment company with a 500 million+ mobile subscriber base in India has signed an exclusive tie up with gaming major to distribute its mobile catalogue across three countries in a unique revenue sharing model.(Energy Sector)
Our services resulted in a BC, Canada, national, not-for-profit research organization identifying four partner educational institutions to work together for student exchange and development programs. (Education Sector)
Our services resulted in the government representatives of Delta BC and Mangalore City, Karnataka, signing a Twinning Economic Development Agreement between the two cities. (All sectors)
Our team helped India’s number one content provider to the top U.S. multi-channel operator, to join forces with an established Canadian Animation Company to create, develop and distribute multiple 2-dimension animation TV series.(New Media Sector)
Our Director worked together with Senior Faculty from the biggest tourism institute worldwide to design a new graduate curriculum Cross Cultural Studies for their international students. The Curriculum was implemented and reviewed and will be further revised in 2011/12. (Education)
Our services have resulted in a leading developer and manufacturer of wireless technology products headquartered in Vancouver, to engage with an Indian telecom leader to partner their CDMA network development work. (Telecom Sector)
Our services has resulted in a BC, Canada, biotech, public traded company partnering with a well known India company to make available in India internationally renowned pharmaceuticals & derma products. (Biotech and Lifesciences Sector)
Our BC TIS Team’s participation in the Delhi Wood Show 2011 resulted in orders worth C$300,000, C$625,000, as well as a distribution network tie-up, 5 containers of lumber of British Columbian wood. This was a direct result of the intervention provided by our company’s BC Trade and Investment Team, Bangalore. The team exclusively represented our client (BC Ministry of Tourism Jobs and Innovation) at the trade show. (Manufacturing)
Our research team has conducted a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) study among all members of the India Netherlands Business Circle (Bangalore Chapter) to identify a strategy for their CSR programme. The results were successfully delivered and the pilot of the CSR program has started. (All sectors)
An Indian telecom industry representative organisation has joined hands with a leading wireless `Center of Excellence’ to facilitate business and strategic partnerships in India. This foreign company (N-A) offers advance information to the Indian partner, reducing go-to-market time. (New Media Sector)
India’s biggest business conglomerate engaged in follow up discussions at the BC TIR Bangalore office, post visit to BC, Canada to understand engagement models, in the areas of inbound investment and technical. (Energy Sector)
The Canada India Cardio conference set the backdrop for two agreements in joint research to be signed, facilitated by BCTIS team in Bangalore (services executed by Abroader Consultancy India). (Bio Technology)
Our service has resulted in the world’s leading supplier of infusion devices to sign an exclusive agreement with a leading biotech company in India for distribution of its life saving products. (Biotech and Life sciences Sector)
Working from the Bangalore TIR office, a Canadian company connected with eighteen Indian government officials and mining companies in a 3-month window to explore acquisition of government owned prospecting areas. (Energy Sector)
A well established European Wood Machinery firm established its first joint venture on-the-ground in India by incorporating an Indian private limited company in 2011. Having set up their office in Bangalore they have started official operations and sales and marketing activities. (Manufacturing)
Three of India’s premier research universities in the fields of science, mental health and chemical technology have signed innovation agreements (MoU’s) with Canada’s (BC) top university. (Education)
Two large companies have entered into a joint R&D agreement to develop a tool for Cancer Diagnostics which when released is expected to be welcomed all over the world. Their focus is on 3 growth markets including Asia, North America and Europe. (Bio Technology)
Our Directors participated in eight “Doing Business in India” seminars in The Netherlands and Belgium, including a seminar in in cooperation with the local Chamber of Commerce. The seminar, delivered to more than 100 executive participants acted as a clincher for European companies to enter the Indian market. (All sectors)
Our services involved the preparation of a 50 page RFP document within 3 days, for a $30 million inbound investment deal. The client has since short listed Greater Vancouver as a location for its global branch office. (Energy Sector)
In a repeat collaboration, a dynamic biotech company in India will be marketing a unique first-of-its-kind product used for surgical procedures. The product is manufactured by a reputed biotech, public traded company from British Columbia, Canada. Our team helped to prepare and sign the collaboration agreement. (Bio Technology)
A global services and strategy consulting firm focused exclusively on Enterprise Data Lifecycle Management opened its Canadian headquarters and sales center in Vancouver. (Energy Sector)
Our team prepared four commercial bids for our counter-offices in Northern Europe (Netherlands). The bids will enable foreign companies to work on market entrance strategies for fifteen European companies to the Indian and Asian markets. (All sectors)
India’s Economy Highlights 2011-12
- Indian economy expected to grow at 8.2%
- Current Account deficit is $44.3 billion (2.6% of GDP) and projected at $54.0 billion (2.7% of GDP).
- Domestic savings rate as ratio of GDP projected at 34.0%.
- Investment rate projected to grow at 36.7%.
- Services grew at 9.4% in 2009-10. Projected to grow at 10.0%.
- FDI inflows projected at $35 billion.
- Industry expected to grow at 7.1% .
- Agriculture grew at 6.6% and is projected to grow at 3.0% in 2011-12.
- Inflation rate projected at 6.5 % in March 2012.
India’s economic outlook
India has become one of the fastest growing markets in the world with a GDP growth rate between 7% to 8% and a population of more than 1 Billion people. The Indian economy is, according to the Goldman Sachs study on emerging markets, expected to be the third largest economy in the world by 2040 and is currently the worlds fourth largets economy in the world (PPP Basis).
Innovative strength and domestic market
The Indian economy’s main driver of growth has been a combination of its skilled and English speaking people, the proven capability to innovate and strong offering of research services, leading to innovation and steady expansion of its domestic market opportunities. Where some economies in the world are currently export driven (for example China), India’s growth is driven by its successful businesses and the fast growing middle class consumer.
Inbound: foreign companies partner with India
India offers many business opportunities, but doing business in India is challenging at the same time. The country is, according to the World bank, currently ranked #133 in Ease of Doing Business. Any new, foreign, company or client would need to spend time on the ground in India or work with a local consultant or representative in order to explore market patterns and find partners for growth.
Outbound: Indian companies move abroad
India’s companies are expanding their interests overseas and represent a growing source of investment and strategic partnerships for foreign companies.