Kochi: A delegation from the United Kingdom today initiated discussions with Startup Village, India’s first PPP-model technology business incubator, to explore the possibility of startups here providing technological support to the British healthcare industry.
The 18 member delegation, comprising healthcare specialists and industry leaders, held talks with Startup Village representatives to establish business partnerships with young entrepreneurs here for finding innovative solutions to address the challenges faced by the UK’s healthcare sector.
Once they identify and finalise the partner companies, the UK will provide financial assistance to them for developing customised technology solutions.
The delegation was accompanied by British Deputy High Commissioner Bharat Joshi, who lauded the efforts by Startup Village in building an ecosystem for promoting entrepreneurial culture among youth in the state.
The delegation included Chris Born and Mike Nithavrianakis, Healthcare Specialists, Healthcare UK; Dean Frederick Bernard Francois-Smith, Medical Emergency Head, Advatech Health Care Europe; Samit Kumar Biswas, Director & CEO, Advatech Health Care Europe and Professor Charles Kingsland, Professor of Reproductive Medicine and a Consultant Gynaecologist at the Liverpool Women’s Hospital in the UK and Chief Clinical Officer for the Hewitt Fertility Centre.
“It is really encouraging to see that our start-ups here are getting recognition from overseas markets. Technology products are accepted faster in developed markets and access to those markets is what we are trying to build for creating success stories at home”, said Startup Village Chairman, Sanjay Vijayakumar.
“The visit by the UK delegation itself stands testimony to the innovative products and services provided by the young startups here. We aim for the discussions to lead to concrete measures so that the start-ups get an opportunity to enter the global market”, Startup Village CEO, Pranav Kumar Suresh.
Kerala IT News