Mahindra University Hosts Global Indo-German Industry 5.0 Conference


Marking a pivotal moment in the ongoing collaboration between India and Germany, Mahindra University successfully hosted the 3rd Annual Indo-German Centre for Business Excellence Conference. Under the theme of “Rethinking Manufacturing in India and Germany: Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Growth,” this year’s conference, held on the campus of Mahindra University in Hyderabad, witnessed the participation of industry leaders, visionaries, and experts of the dynamic landscape of Industry 5.0 and showcased its impact on manufacturing and information and communication technology (ICT).

The 3rd Annual Conference revolved around the challenges and opportunities presented by the convergence of manufacturing and ICT in the Industry 5.0 era. With Industry 4.0 already transforming the landscape with AI, cloud connectivity, and real-time data analytics, Industry 5.0 adds a unique layer of human-machine collaboration within a sustainable and resilient digital ecosystem. The 3rd Annual Conference featured distinguished keynote speakers and panelists, including Georg Enzweiler, Anandi Iyer, Sarita Bahl, and many others, who shared their expertise and collectively represented the bridge between India and Germany’s journey into Industry 5.0.

The collaboration between India’s abundant resources, highly skilled workforce, cutting-edge technologies, and supportive government policies, along with Germany’s strong manufacturing capabilities, forms a powerful foundation for unlocking the potential of Industry 5.0 across diverse sectors. The conference illuminated the vast opportunities presented by this partnership in terms of innovation and expansion.

Dr. Ramakrishna Velamuri, Dean School of Management, Mahindra University, said, “Hosting the 3rd Annual Conference of the Indo-German Centre for Business Excellence is a great honor. This event aligns perfectly with our vision of nurturing academic and corporate collaborations and underscores the significance of embracing cutting-edge technology in the Industry 5.0 era. It marks a momentous occasion for Mahindra University, and we eagerly anticipate engaging in thought-provoking discussions.”

Georg Enzweiler, Deputy Head of German Mission to India, added, “Industry 5.0 signifies a new chapter in the Indo-German business relationship. I am thrilled to participate in this conference, which will further fortify this partnership. The fusion of manufacturing and ICT in Industry 5.0 is a transformative journey. It is our privilege to discuss its significance at this prestigious platform.”

Dr. Debopam Chakrabarti, Professor, School of Management expressed, “In the age of Industry 5.0, India and Germany stand at the crossroads of transformative change. This conference is a dynamic platform for exploring new horizons and fostering innovative collaborations. Industry 5.0 presents extensive opportunities for sustainable growth and innovation.”

Indo-German Centre for Business Excellence has solidified the enduring partnership between India and Germany. The successful conclusion of this conference signifies a significant milestone on the path to creating a more human-centered, sustainable, and resilient industrial landscape. It serves as a testament to the innovative spirit and collaborative potential of both nations. The valuable lessons and insights derived from this event are poised to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of manufacturing and ICT in India and Germany, thus ensuring a brighter and more sustainable future for both nations.