Friday, September 21 2018

May 11, 2018

Hancock visits India to launch the UK-India Tech Partnership

UK Digital Secretary Matt Hancock will meet with UK and India investors to lay the foundations for new deals in areas such as fintech, cybersecurity, health-tech and smart cities. He also launched the expanded Tech Rocketship Awards, which helps Indian tech start-ups establish their businesses in the UK, boosting fresh innovation in Britain.Mr Hancock will confirm the partnership will link the Midlands Engine with Maharashtra with a focus on future mobility including low emission and autonomous vehicles, battery storage and vehicle light weighting.

He will say the Northern Powerhouse will be linked to Karnataka with a focus on data, augmented and virtual reality, advanced materials and artificial intelligence. He will say, if successful, he expects the partnership to link other regions in the UK and India.The partnership, announced during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to London, will pair businesses, universities and tech institutions in the two countries and develop a new UK-India Tech Hub in Delhi. ( courtesy from gov.uk )