Parliamentary State Secretary Oliver Wittke (2nd row, middle) with the signatories of the Memorandum of Understanding

Parliamentary State Secretary Oliver Wittke (2nd row, middle) with the signatories of the Memorandum of Understanding

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Today sees the signing in Berlin by the German Accelerator South East Asia (GASEA) and Thailand’s National Innovation Agency of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the further expansion of the Accelerator. This will open up fresh opportunities for growth for German and Thai start-ups. Thailand’s Science and Technology Minister, Dr Suvit Maesincee, will be present at the signing.

Oliver Wittke, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, said: “The start-up scene’s Team Germany will be even better positioned from today. I am delighted that the new German Accelerator South East Asia is building up its network in the region and bringing start-ups from Germany and South East Asia together.”

Since March 2018, the German Accelerator South East Asia (GASEA) in Singapore has been working on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy to help German start-ups develop growth strategies for South East Asia. GASEA is based in Singapore, from which it can reach out to the entire region. A first partner from Germany is the StartUp AsiaBerlin initiative.