UK to focus on partnership with Digital India and Indian tech companies at IMC2017
The UK is the partner country for the three-day conference and exhibition, which began on Wednesday at New Delhi's Pragati Maidan
The conference aims to create a distinctive global platform for the telecommunication and allied industries in India.
The UK trade delegation consists of top names in the British technology industry along with agile and innovative technology start-ups.
Alexander Evans, Acting British High Commissioner to India who inaugurated the UK Pavilion at the conference, said, "The United Kingdom is a global technology powerhouse. Our country is investing £740 million from the National Productivity Investment Fund to ensure Britain remains at the forefront of digital innovation. Our trade delegation demonstrates our technological prowess, including leaders in state-of-the-art wireless connectivity solutions, satellite networks, data intelligence and digital skills platforms. We want to bring our cutting-edge technology and innovation to partner with initiatives like ‘Digital India’ and the smart cities programme.
India is one of the largest technology investors in the UK and I see an immense opportunity to buttress this two way partnership with both public and private players in India.”
He will address the session on ‘Digital India’ sharing UK’s vision to partner with India.
The UK companies participating in IMC 2017 are Cobham, CultureGroup, Inmarsat, Kloudpad, Kumulos, SysMech, Third Space Auto Ltd and Inspired Mobile
Rajan Mathews, Director General of COAI, said, "We are delighted to have the UK on board as a partner for IMC 2017. The event is expected to be the largest of its kind, in this part of the world, and the ideal platform for two countries like India and the UK to showcase their potential as partners in the future development of technologies and the consequent overall social and economic advancement. As the world’s second largest telecommunications market there is much that India can do for the UK in the areas of information and communications technology and vice versa.
Together, India and the UK have the potential to revolutionise many areas including financial technology, cyber security, skill development, as well as the research and development in the sector through innovation. There is a huge opportunity for the enhancing business relationships between our two countries through IMC2017 and we look forward to work alongside the UK for long time to come.”
Mischa Dohler, Professor in Wireless Communications at King’s College London, is visiting IMC as a part of the British delegation.
He is an expert in driving cross-disciplinary research and innovation in technology; sciences and arts, at the conference he will speak about innovation through ‘Internet of Things’.
Mark Beresford an international business development and technology specialist with DIT is also a part of the delegation.
He will meet Indian technology companies and discuss opportunities for Indian investments in UK. India is the fourth largest investor in the UK with the technology and telecoms sectors comprise 31% of Indian investment in the UK.
In November DIT is taking technology delegations from India in the advanced manufacturing, electric automotive, healthcare, life-sciences and creative industries to ‘Think India’ conference in the UK.
This would be first ever UK-India business and technology month in the UK where Indian business delegations would be travelling to business hubs in the UK, looking at opportunities to strengthen trade and investment ties between the two countries.