Victorian technology firm Ecotech has struck a deal to distribute its clean technologies in India.
The agreement will see Tesscorn provide complete sales and servicing in India of Ecotech's aerosol monitoring instruments to Indian research bodies. Victorian technology minister Gordon Rich-Phillips, who announced the agreement in Bangalore, said Tesscorn already sold Ectotech's Polar Nephelometers.
These are used to study climate change and have also been sold to the Bose Institute in Kolkatta and the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology
"This is an exciting new opportunity to boost high value-added Victorian exports to India that will also contribute to improving the Subcontinent's quality of life," Rich-Phillis said. The announcement was made during the Victorian government's "Super Trade Mission to India". More than 100 organisations are participating in the mission, representing Victoria's strengths in education, information technology, tourism, sustainable urban design, clean technology and water management, a spokesman said. Rich-Phillips said Victoria had a particularly strong relationship with Karnataka.
"The first Victorian government business office in India opened here in Bangalore in 2005 and the Victorian Commissioner to India, Wayne Lewis, is based in Bangalore," he said. To date, more than 600 Victorian organisations have taken part in ten Victorian Government trade missions to India since December 2010 that have helped create more than $630 million in new partnerships with Indian businesses." The missions are being delivered as part of a dedicated trade engagement program for India.