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U.K. woos Indian start-ups to compete internationally

The Hindu |

29 May 2017

Twenty Indian tech start-ups have been named as the winners of the India Emerging 20 (IE20) programme.

The initiative was introduced by the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s business and promotional agency, London & Partners and is also supported by British bank Santander U.K., accounting firm BDO and immigration specialist Newland Chase. It is on a mission to uncover some of India’s most promising companies looking to expand on the international stage.

“I want to see more businesses from India setting up offices in London and using the city as the platform to compete in the global market,” said Shalini Khemka, founder of entrepreneur networking group E2Exchange and business advisory board member to the Mayor of London, in a statement.

The 20 selected companies have been invited to London to help facilitate international partnerships, alliances and business opportunities.

They would also get insights about how to take advantage of London’s unique position as a global business centre.

Among these startups is Transcell which is aiming to become a leading enterprise for the discovery and development of targeted anti-cancer treatments.

Its objective is to improve survival rates, neurological ailments and autoimmune disorders.