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UK tech innovators kick off Indian Mission

16 of UK’s rising technology start-ups have kicked off the Web Mission 2013, a seven-day event from February 9 to 16, 2013, split between Bangalore and New Delhi. Participants will learn first-hand how to accelerate their business internationally, as they will meet with influential business figures keen to help them turn their Indian dreams into reality.

Supported by the Technology Strategy Board and UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), and organised by The Long Run Venture and the Co-Sponsorship Agency, this Mission will showcase the growth opportunities available to these selected UK start-ups - companies that can offer India transformational products and services, but which need to find out more about how their technology can support India’s populace.

David Bott, Director of Innovation Programmes, Technology Strategy Board (UK), commented, “The fast growth rate of technology industries in India is exceeding that of other markets, and it is essential that UK companies work with the Indian business community to establish ties within this thriving industry. These participants have the opportunity to establish connections, secure investment and be inspired, to help launch their business into an evolving technology market.”

The Mission agenda includes visits to Electronic City, Bangalore, where participants will meet with successful Indian exporters, including Infosys and Wipro, as well as emerging start-ups from the local community.
In New Delhi, the participants will have the opportunity to consolidate key business partnerships. Learning about the macro and micro opportunities available in the country, from open data and e-governance to enterprise, guest advisors - including Ericson, Logica and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry - will provide companies with strategic insight into how best to integrate their innovation into this market.

The 2013 Web Mission aims to be an inspirational yet eye-opening journey of cultural immersion and development. By equipping the participants with bespoke tools and advice to successfully do business in India, this mission will mark the start of others, exploring new emerging markets and the potential for other successful UK start-ups.