He interacted with the Station F team and discussed potential collaboration with Telangana’s innovation ecosystem organisations like THub, WeHub and TWorks.
Station F is a unique campus and community in the heart of Paris, with 1,000 start-ups. Originally a railway depot, this facility has been remodelled and transformed into an incubator.
The Telangana delegation headed by KTR met head honchos of several French business houses on Day-two of their tour.
KTR held a meeting with Geraldine Lemle, Deputy CEO, Movement of the Enterprises of France (MEDEF) in Paris. During the meeting, the Minister stated that Telangana offers excellent collaboration opportunities for French SMEs.
MEDEF is the largest employer federation in France. It is the leading network of entrepreneurs in France with over 95 percent of the businesses belonging to the MEDEF being SMEs.
KTR highlighted Telangana’s recent successes in food grains, meat, milk and fish production. “This has opened up several opportunities for food processing companies,” he said.
During the day, the delegation held a meeting with ADP Chairman and CEO Augustin de Romanet in Paris. ADP has recently invested in Hyderabad airport.
During the meeting, the Minister stated that the aviation sector in India is in a rapid growth phase and the industry is poised to scale new heights as the pandemic-related restrictions are eased.
He added that Hyderabad is home to several major global aerospace companies and stressed the need to train and supply quality manpower for the aerospace sector.
In another meeting, the Minister, who also holds the Industries portfolio, met Sanofi’s Head of International Operations Fabrice Baschiera and Head of Global Vaccines Public Affairs Isabelle Deschamps in Paris.
Sanofi would soon be launching production of its Six-in-One vaccine from its Hyderabad facility.
Principal Secretary Jayesh Ranjan, Aerospace and Defence Director Praveen and Digital Media Director Dileep Konatham were present in the meetings.