India-UK partners in technology  and innovation – a panel discussion

british deputy hcThe British  deputy high commission in collaboration with the Confederation of Indian industry organised a panel discussion in Kolkata on 21 October to focus on closer technology collaboration between India and the UK titled ‘India-UK: partners in technology and innovation’

Ahead of the India-UK Tech Summit in November,which will be opened by Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Theresa May, the panelists discussed how the UK can best partner with India to increase innovation  in a variety of business areas including smart cities and urban infrastructure; healthcare and life sciences and advanced engineering and manufacturing.


Speaking on the occasion,the British Deputy High Commissioner, Mr Bruce Bucknell, said India and the UK were ideal partners in many areas of the technologies challenge. ‘Some of you will know that the announcement of Britain as partner nation at this year’s Tech Summit was made by the Indian Prime Minister when he visited Britain last November.  As PM Modi noted, Britain and India are an unbeatable combination.  The Tech Summit provides a major opportunity to showcase the best of British and Indian technology,and for leading  technologists,entrepreneurs, business people and government officials to meet and work out new partnerships.’

British Deputy High Commissioner, Mr Bruce Bucknell
British Deputy High Commissioner, Mr Bruce Bucknell

A lively interaction in which eminent speakers from diverse fields of excellence participated followed. The panelists included Mr Sudipta Mukherjee of Titagarh Wagons,Mr Sudip Dutta of IL&FS ,Ms Rupa Mishra of Tata Consultancy Services, Dr Kunal Sarkar of Medica Superspeciality Hospital, and Dr Baidurya Bhattacharya from IIT-Kharagpur.

Please visit the website for full details on the INDO-UK TECH SUMMIT.


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