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Industry partnerships

The Centre for India & Global Business is keen to forge mutually beneficial research partnerships with Indian companies as well as multinationals who are interested in exploring research projects around the themes of innovation, globalisation, and technology-enabled socio-economic development for the bottom of the pyramid.

The Centre also works closely with the Cambridge Executive Education which offers a rich portfolio of flexible programmes to professionals, leaders, and executives in UK, India, and other regions who strive for professional and personal growth.

Founding Partner: BP

The Centre for India & Global Business was established in 2008 with generous financial support from the BP Foundation, whose start-up funds created the initial infrastructure for the Centre to act as a catalyst for cross-sectional partnerships.

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Infosys

The University of Cambridge and Infosys Technologies Ltd have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to pave the way for collaborative research ventures in the areas of engineering, management and business, architecture and pharma.

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The MoU was signed by Mr Narayana Murthy, Chairman of the Board and Chief Mentor, Infosys Technologies and Professor Alison Richard, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge at the company's Bangalore headquarters during her visit to India in January 2009.

The University of Cambridge will explore this collaboration through its Department of Engineering, the Cambridge Judge Business School Centre for India & Global Business, Department of Architecture and School of Biological Sciences respectively. Through this MoU, Cambridge and Infosys seek to develop and implement key opportunities in these areas over the next three years.

Speaking about the partnership, Mr Murthy said, "We are delighted to announce this collaboration with Cambridge University. This MoU marks the start of a joint effort between one of the finest universities in the world and Infosys."

Commenting on the partnership, Professor Richard said: "I am very pleased to be launching this partnership with Infosys during our 800th anniversary year. The association of Cambridge with large Indian corporations continues to grow, as part of a larger picture of increased collaboration between academia and industry."

Read more on the University of Cambridge - Infosys Memorandum of Understanding

Tata Group

The Tata Group is India's largest and one of its most respected, with revenues of over $50 billion. The Tata Group represents "Leadership with Trust" as it combines business leadership with a commitment to return wealth to society. In partnership with the University of Cambridge and University of California, Berkeley, the Tata Group has launched the Tata Social Internship, an innovative student internship programme. The Tata Social Internship is aimed at students who have little experience of India, and enables them to learn about living, working and contributing to development there.

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Ignitho Accelerator

Connecting western enterprises with frugal B2B startup innovation from India & Brazil. Ignitho Accelerator is a unique platform aimed at helping western enterprises to integrate the best of B2B frugal Innovation from Startups in India and Brazil into their new technology initiatives.

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Cambridge Judge Business School Executive Education

The corporate education programmes offered by Cambridge Judge Business School are designed for business professionals, managers, leaders, and executives who strive for professional and personal growth. The School's Executive Education division delivers programmes to help achieve operational excellence and business results, and develop leaders prepared for change in a competitive environment.

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Become a partner

Feel free to contact the Centre for India & Global Business if you want to explore a research partnership or are eager to participate in our Executive Education programmes. Or, if you have other original ideas and plans for engaging with our Centre, please do share them with us. We look forward to hearing from you.

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The world-class faculty and students affiliated with the Centre for India & Global Business conduct cutting-edge research on topics related to India's socio-economic development and its growing engagement with the global business community.

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