In this section EBTC brings you a selection of news, insights and announcements from the cleantech sectors, activities in the EU and India, partners, general trade, business and research news, and more.

EPO practices and procedures in the field of pharmaceuticals and biotechnology


In view of the changing scenario of IP in India and the increasing number of international patent filings by Indian residents, IP practitioners in India, whether in private practice or industry, should be familiar with the latest developments at the EPO – the patent office for Europe - as far as filing, prosecution and examination procedures and practices in the field of pharma/biotech are concerned.

The seminar will provide a unique opportunity to gain a deep insight into the Pharma/Biotech practice of the EPO and to interact with leading EPO experts on the subject matter, Dr. A. Stamatopoulos, Principal Director Biotechnology / PAOC, Dr. Dieter Tzschoppe, Director Pharma, and Mr. Klaus-Peter Döpfer, Director Biotechnology.

The event is co-organised by the European Business Technology Centre (EBTC) and the European Patent Office (EPO).

Smart sports for smart cities


Making Indian cities more livable through Dutch Sport Infrastructure

Recycled plastic material to cover the ground, cut into puzzle pieces for ease of assembly. “Field in a box” kits, to enable play anywhere. Sport fields on top of parking houses. A ground cover that regulates water usage. A smart stadium, used as a big laboratory to test the smart cities technologies of the future.

There is no doubt for the participants of the Indo-Dutch event on innovation and sustainable sports solutions, which took place on Friday, 2nd December 2016 in New Delhi, that sports, and in particular sport infrastructures, have a role to play in smart cities, and a great potential to improve the lives of urban citizens in the sprawling metropolises of India by offering part of the answer on how to make cities more livable.

The event gathered both Indian and European participants under the aegis of Dutch Sports Infrastructure (DSI) and the European Business and Technology Centre (EBTC) to discuss what opportunities there were for Indian municipalities to integrate sports in their smart cities concepts, and which technologies they could count on to implement such a strategy. Poul V. Jensen, EBTC Director, highlighted that with the development of the Smart Cities Initiative in India, many Indian public entities were currently defining their own priorities within the local context, and were looking for technological solutions to implement these priorities. Helping these municipalities find the innovative answers they are looking for includes connecting them to the European companies and European cities that have already developed these solutions.

The Indo-Dutch event showcased the latest solutions for innovative and sustainable sports in the city. An innovation wall presented the different projects, and Ruben Dubelaar from Dutch Sports Infrastructure (DSI) stressed the possibilities that such smart sport technologies could have in India. Short introductory videos enabled the participants to see the capacities of the different products and concepts. Company and organizations representatives were also there to answer questions from the audience afterwards.

Outside of the pavilion stood maybe the best example of what these innovative Dutch companies can offer to Indian cities: the ColourField concept, which enables children to play in a clean and safe environment.

The ColourField next to the Nehru stadium in Delhi


Ten DSI companies combined their expertise to conceive this very smart playfield, from the turf material to the rain water harvesting system (including recycling to drinking water) or solar lights. It has been designed as a multi-functional venue for sports and community events.


The colourfield concept: high technology both above and underground

EBTC Assets Sale



EUROCHAMBRES Liaison office equipment and other assets on sale

The EUROCHAMBRES Liaison office in India had purchased different items in the framework of the EBTC project co-funded by the European Commission.

Such items include, among others:

-          -       Laptops,
-       External Hard Disks,
-       Routers,
-       Desktops,
-       Software(s),
-       Flag Stands,
-       Chairs,
-       Tables,
-       Phones,
-       Printers,
-       Projectors,
-       Hot Beverage Vending Machine,
-       AC,
-       Refrigerator
-       etc.

The full list of the equipment along with its current book value is available in the detailed excel file.

In case you are interested in buying any of those items, please come back to us at the following email address lanzilo This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. explicitly mentioning the economic offer and the item to which your offer refers.


In case additional information is needed, contact can be made during working hours with:

·         Sara LANZILOTTA

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+32 22 820 859

·         Poul V. JENSEN

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+91 11 3352 1501


In case the offered price is considered too low by the seller or in case the seller receives multiple offers for the same item, the buyer/s will be contacted and a negotiation will be carried out.

Please be aware that all items have been bought with the contribution of the European Union and that offers indicating a price that is too low could be refused by the seller. 

Preference will be given to offers to buy all items in a single bulk lot. 


The final deadline to submit buying offers is Thursday 6 October 2016 - Midday.

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