UK to showcase and offer their innovations at Emerging Kerala


Kochi: Leading UK companies will elaborate on technologies and expertise of relevance to Indian companies and projects at the three day Emerging Kerala event that begins in Kochi tomorrow. They will speak at Emerging Kerala and India: The UK Offer. UK speakers represent global expertise. Sir James Bevan, British High Commissioner to India will lead the UK’s largest ever business delegation to Kerala this week.

BMT for instance, offers engineering consultancy in defence, energy, environment, shipping, ports and logistics. Rolls Royce is a world leader in energy systems for land, air and sea. Balfour Beatty is one of Europe’s largest infrastructure firms with a record in rail and metro systems and highways. Happold Consulting offers expertise in the built environment including urban economics, SMART city planning, low-carbon development. British joint venture Manipal City & Guilds provide vocational training through 80 centres across 15 states in India. CW Renewable Energy promotes sustainable energy development in India and globally. John McAslan & Partners provide architectural and design support to give life to historic buildings through adaptive interventions.

Mike Nithavrianakis, British Deputy High Commissioner in Chennai said, “The UK session tomorrow addresses sectors where the Kerala government has invited expertise and technology. UK firms in our delegation represent an exciting range. Wardray Premises, for example, make high-energy shielding for nuclear medicine and for MRI installations in healthcare. The Brit Health Care Consortium bundles NHS best practice into commercially viable packages and ARM is the global leader in semiconductor IP. We invite the Indian public and private sector to hear what these UK firms have to offer Emerging Kerala and India.”

A large number of British firms are active in Kerala – Allianz, Sherston, Associated British Foods, Aromco, RM Education Solutions, Whessoe, Testhouse, Petrolink, CLOUDSyS and Transport Research Labs, with majority of them being in Technopark, Trivandrum. IT firms from Kerala are investing in the UK- UST Global, Opterna/NeST, Toonz, Emsyne, SunTec and Forefront Technologies.

Institutions in Kerala such as CUSAT, Calicut National Institute of Technology, Kerala Agricultural University and IIM-K have links with the University of Kent, Coventry University, Leeds University, Middlesex University, University of Edinburgh, University of Reading and Robert Gordon University. These include research partnerships in niche areas such as nanotech and telecom.

Kerala IT News


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