Multi-Faceted and Practical Knowledge Transfer

GICON®-International Training and Business Development GmbH (GICON®-InTraBiD), headquartered in Dresden, is one of the 13 training centres involved in the MP and imparts management skills and practical knowledge concerning German enterprises to foreign executives during their four weeks in Germany. However, after their time in Germany, MP alumni can also make use of the diverse services offered by the Dresden training centre and benefit from tailor-made training.

Dresden. For some time now, the innovative capacity of high-tech companies in Saxony has reached as far as China. Specialists from the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT) visited GICON®-InTraBiD in Dresden in October 2015. The group, consisting of ten engineers, was particularly interested
in precision technologies, new raw materials and the utilisation of renewable energies. The itinerary included visits to the Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology
FEP, where high-tech methods for surface coating are developed, as well as HTS GmbH in Coswig, which presented high-technology systems for use in European space travel. The engineers were so interested in trends in the development and application of high-precision hydraulic pumps and valves at the Institute of
Fluid Power at the Technical University of Dresden that relevant future training events are already being considered. “We would like to cooperate with you again in this respect”, announced delegation leader
Liu Bo.

Exchange with Technology Suppliers

Experiences from Dresden are also valued in Russia. Alexander Blitkin, specialist for plant networks at the Russian company EvroSibEnergo, expressed a high degree of satisfaction after a one-week training
programme on the topic of waste water management. “Naturally, technologies in Germany and Russia are similar. I am therefore taking numerous ideas for possible optimisations back home with me”.
Blitkin did not only get to know the waste water management system in Dresden, but also benefited from the experiences of the entire GICON® group of companies in this field. The Dresden engineering
services provider, to which GICON®-InTraBiD also belongs, is an association of independent engineering and consulting firms. In addition, the company provides plant construction and engineering measures in the
energy and environment sector as well as research and development.

GICON®-InTraBiD Conveys Knowledge and Arranges Business Contacts

The transfer of knowledge and experience, combined with technical excursions, are GICON®-InTraBiD’s
trademark. They appeal just as much to Colombian representatives of municipalities and universities interested in sustainable waste management as to the Chinese engineers from CALT. GICON®-InTraBiD has been offering managers and executives a multi-faceted range in the fields of training and business
internationalisation since 2014, when it was awarded the contract for the practical implementation of the BMWi Manager Training Programme. Prospective domestic and foreign clients can rely on the team’s many years of intercultural experience, close connections to institutional partners for the promotion of
economic development and on the contacts of the GICON group of companies. This provides the  participants with useful insights into German companies, institutions and culture. The seminars
convey knowledge, skills and contacts in order to prepare foreign executives for international business relations and to give the impetus for innovations and changes in their enterprises. Specialist translations and interpreter services are also part of the package. Naturally, former participants receive subsequent
individual support in furthering business contacts. And, of course, alumni of the Manager Training Programme can also benefit from tailor-made programmes on request.

Article in "Journal" of the Gesellschaft für Gesellschaftliche Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.