PATENT PUSH

Germany filed a total of 18,072 international patent applications in 2015.
(Statista)

TOP DESTINATION

For Indian scientists working abroad, Germany is among the top three destinations in the world.
(German Missions in India)

INDO-GERMAN TIES

In 2011, 9 out of the 11 agreements signed between India and Germany were in the fields of science, technology and vocational education. In 2013, 10 out of the 16 agreements signed were in these fields.
(German Missions in India)

TALK THE TALK

German is one of the most popular foreign languages in India. In 2014, approximately 1,07,000 school children were learning German.
(Deutsche Welle)

SPACE ACE

India is among the world’s top five countries in the field of space exploration.
(India Brand Equity Foundation)

FORGING AHEAD

Germany ranks fifth among 138 countries in global competitiveness and third in business sophistication.
(World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Index 2016–2017)

RESEARCH INTENSITY

Five of the ten most research-intensive companies in Europe are located in Germany. The share of companies that introduced new products and services in 2012 was 41%—more than in all other European Union member states.
(Federal Ministry of Education and Research)

R&D INVESTMENT

In 2012, Germany spent 2.98% of its gross domestic product on research and development, which amounted to almost ₹5.8 lakh crore.
(Federal Ministry of Education and Research)

STUDENT MOBILITY

The number of Indian students in Germany has more than doubled in the last five years. During the 2015–2016 winter semester, 13,740 Indian students were studying in Germany.
(Federal Statistical Office)

IN NOBEL COMPANY

So far, German scientists have received 80 Nobel Prizes for their achievements in the field of natural sciences, including 24 awards in both chemistry and physics.
(The Guardian)