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UK and India are addressing the world’s challenges and opportunities together

2018-12-12T08:15:50+00:00December 7th, 2018|2017/2018, Home Page, UK Edition – December 2018|

Britain’s Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, James Brokenshire, gives an insight into a recent visit he led to India, its key outcomes, preparations for the first UK-India Future Tech Festival and strengthening region-to-region collaboration within the wider bilateral context. What are some of the key outcomes of the recent Midlands Engine visit to the India?  My recent visit to India was an invaluable opportunity to promote important business ties between the Midlands and India while re-affirming [...]

UK has innovation to share with India in creating effective healthcare

2018-12-12T08:25:23+00:00December 6th, 2018|2017/2018, Home Page, UK Edition – December 2018|

A healthcare expert explores the ways in which the use of technology by the UK’s state-run National Health Service (NHS) can lead to greater health-tech collaborations with India. I recognise that India has some of the best hospitals in the region and is already quick to take up and use new technologies. But there are a few things that the experience of using technology in the National Health Service (NHS) has taught us. I hope these may be of value [...]

Creating an India-UK corridor to nurture tech collaborations

2018-12-12T08:22:18+00:00November 29th, 2018|2017/2018, Home Page, UK Edition – December 2018|

An investment expert goes into some of what drives her cross-border fund which aims to help scale up early-stage UK-based technology businesses into India. The significance and impact of technology in our personal and professional lives cannot be discounted. Economies around the world are increasingly depending on the growth in their digital assets. Furthermore, technology has also gained increased significance in our personal lives. Consumer products, home appliances, phones, even jewelry items among others are witnessing technological disruptions. This has [...]

UK and India: Partnering to innovate and grow together

2018-12-12T08:21:32+00:00November 29th, 2018|2017/2018, Home Page, UK Edition – December 2018|

While a post-Brexit trade pact remains in the works, the two countries are taking some decisive steps as part of their Tech Partnership. As the UK government reviews its international trading links, there has never been a more important time to put the spotlight on the UK’s relationship with India – a nation which is quickly emerging as an important global player in tech. A partnership built on success India is one of the world’s largest and fastest growing economies, [...]

Estonia: Nordic hub for digital and knowledge-based business

2018-11-23T14:07:54+00:00November 20th, 2018|Home Page|

The Director of Estonia’s investment promotion agency spells out the northern European country’s appeal as an industrial and tech hub. Estonia has many advantages that make it a smart, agile investment location for businesses with global ambitions. These include world-class human capital, unique digital capabilities, a robust pro-business environment, and a scalable location within the EU. As a Northern European hub for industrial, global business services, supply chain and a world class IT centre, Estonia provides a competitive environment that [...]

Chopstick Diplomacy: Decoding the Modi-Abe equation

2018-11-23T13:32:30+00:00November 16th, 2018|2017/2018, Global Edition – November 2018, Home Page|

The Modi-Abe chemistry can translate into a great partnership model of global economic and strategic cooperation, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. It was Shinzo Abe who, in his first term as Japan’s Prime Minister, had suggested an “Arc of Democracy” from Japan to India as the defining feature of the new global architecture in the 21st century. Though he didn’t say it in so many words, most geo-political experts interpreted this as some sort of a still-not-fully-defined [...]

India-Japan: Convergence at the top but…

2018-11-19T08:17:16+00:00November 16th, 2018|2017/2018, Global Edition – November 2018, Home Page|

India and Japan are on the same page on the Indo-Pacific, security, economic cooperation and on the need to cooperate on developing infrastructure across Asia and Africa in order to provide a counterweight to China. They now have to find a way of translating this convergence of goals into brick and mortar projects that actually make a difference on the ground. Japan has emerged as India’s closest strategic and economic partner over the last couple of decades. The close personal [...]

The International Solar Alliance: From promise to action

2018-11-19T08:17:29+00:00November 16th, 2018|2017/2018, Global Edition – November 2018, Home Page|

A sector expert highlights that the Indian experience of significantly driving down solar prices by offering a large aggregated market to manufacturers has lessons that can yield cost benefits to ISA member countries too. As countries around the world prepare for the upcoming climate negotiations in Katowice in December 2018, much of the focus will be on determining a rulebook to action the agreement reached in Paris in 2015. As negotiators focus on the means to realise the objective of [...]

Indian car market poised to drive past Germany

2018-11-19T08:17:23+00:00November 16th, 2018|2017/2018, Global Edition – November 2018, Home Page|

Bernhard Mattes is the President of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) – a representative body for the country’s auto manufacturers and component suppliers. In this interview with ‘India Global Business’, he addresses a range of issues from the sluggish India-EU free trade agreement talks to the scope for Indian suppliers to expand into the region. What is the kind of impact you foresee Brexit having on India-EU ties? Brexit is a topic we are viewing with great [...]

Haryana ties up with Birmingham on novel cold chain technologies

2018-11-02T13:34:29+00:00October 26th, 2018|2017/2018, Home Page, UK Edition – October 2018|

Against the backdrop of a pact between the University of Birmingham and Haryana government, a senior academic explains the vast scope of collaborations in the area of cold chains for food transportation. Following the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the state government of Haryana earlier this year, at the University of Birmingham through our India Institute, we are working in partnership with Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation. The partnership also extends to the National Centre for Coldchain Development, [...]