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India-UK partners in technology and innovation

British Deputy High Commission in collaboration with Confederation of Indian Industry organised a panel discussion in Kolkata, 21 October.


The panel discussion ‘India-UK: Partners in Technology and Innovation’ focused on closer technology collaboration between India and the UK.

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, use of information and communications technology (ICT) and advanced engineering & manufacturing.

Speaking on the occasion, British Deputy High Commissioner Kolkata Bruce Bucknell said:

India and the UK were ideal partners in many areas of the technological 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 Prime Minister 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.

The panelists included:

  • Sudipta Mukherjee, Titagarh Wagons
  • Sudip Datta, IIDS Ltd
  • Rupa Misra, Tata Consultancy Services
  • Dr Kunal Sarkar, Medica Superspeciality Hospital
  • Dr Baidurya Bhattacharya, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

Further information

For more informatiom, please visit India-UK TECH Summit website.

For media queries, please contact:

Mainak De,
Head, Press, Communications & Political Engagement, East and North East India
British Deputy High Commission Kolkata
Tel: +91 98300 70623

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Published 21 October 2016