Working in an Indo-German context and being part of the German House for Research and Innovation consortium reminds me of the African proverb, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” Since our Delhi branch office’s inception in 1962, we have focussed on building bridges by initiating, fostering and deepening the scientific collaboration and exchange among scholars from Heidelberg and India. In spite of its challenges, the work in an interdisciplinary, multicultural and innovative atmosphere is as exciting, motivating and rewarding as it can be.