As you know, the Alliance’s public policy counsel is the firm of K&L Gates. They have excellent contacts in India and are considering bringing a small group of emerging technology companies and/or venture capital firms to meet with senior Indian investors, CEOs and government officials relevant to the U.S. entities participating. The trip would take place the week of November 16th, and include three days in Delhi and two days in Mumbai. The firm’s contacts in India have specified particular interest in U.S. clean tech/renewable energy tech companies, clean water and sanitation technology companies, and material coating companies. As initial examples, the firm has identified the following as being willing to meet with U.S. companies individually or in small groups:


The members of the delegation would have an opportunity to meet with senior representatives (including possibly the Ministers themselves) within the following:

  • Ministry for Corporate Affairs
  • Ministry for Environment and Forests
  • Ministry for Commerce and Industry
  • Ministry for External Affairs
  • Ministry for Power


Delegates from Companies and Industry Alliances engaged in development and deployment of new water technologies will be introduced and can share best practices with business leaders from representative companies noted below. Water has historically been a public sector responsibility. However, the Indian Government has increasingly been looking for the private sector to engage on the back of major reforms in various sub-sectors of water. Private unlisted companies, such as:

  • Jamshedpur Utilities & Services Company (JUSCO), a subsidiary of the TATA group, provides comprehensive services in the supply of water to both industrial and domestic customers. The Company was formed in 2004 and has since ventured beyond Jamshedpur to create new facilities in water across the country apart from modernizing and maintaining existing ones.
  • Knowledge Infrastructure Systems Pvt, Ltd, an evolving energy management company expanding into the water supply arena

Those companies engaged in technologies around solar energy, fuel cell and photovoltaic technology would get an opportunity to interact and share their experiences and innovations with a cross section of companies and institutes including:

  • TERI – a leading global institution focused on sustainable development. It has created an environment that is enabling, dynamic and inspiring for the development of solutions to global problems in the fields of energy, environment and current patterns of development, which are largely unsustainable. The head of TERI, Dr. Pachauri, is a Nobel Laureate (along with Al Gore) for Environmental Matters.
  • Reliance Energy, a key part of the Reliance-Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (“ADAG”), India’s third largest business house and is the country’s foremost private sector utility with aggregate group revenues of US$ 3 billion.

In coatings, the delegates would have an opportunity to interact with both large and medium-sized entities to inform and educate business leaders on the commercialization of their technologies across the infrastructure space. These include:

Reliance Infrastructure, part of Reliance – ADAG, is the country’s first and only private sector builder to build India’s first 100-storey building, a trade tower; and a business district over 80 acres in the southern city of Hyderabad.

  • DLF group is the leading real estate developer in India. The group has over 224 million sq ft of existing development and 748 sq ft of planned development.
  • GMR group is now a global infrastructure player with major interests in Airports, Energy, Highways and Urban Infrastructure. Going forward, the group is actively seeking opportunities in core areas of infrastructure development including property development and transportation.
  • DSC Ltd is a part of DS Corp, a transnational conglomerate present across four continents. The conglomerate has interests spread across the world ranging from developing and constructing Infrastructure to hospitality, trading, real estate and retailing.

K&L Gates is exploring the level of interest in such a project. The Firm would not charge any fees for the trip; costs to participants would include their travel expenses (airfare, hotel, etc.) and between $2,500 and $3,000 per participant for the Indian logistics people. Please let me know if you would be interested in participating.


Vincent Caprio
Sr. Vice President
NanoBusiness Alliance