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Mumbai to host first summit on Createch in India

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The United Kingdom's (DIT) will hold the India-Createch Summit in on February 6.

This first-of-its-kind conference will celebrate and explore the convergence of creativity and - Createch - and the innovations produced by its application across a range of sectors. The day will also see the finale of the TECH Rocketship Awards 2017-2018, celebrating some of India's best and brightest talent in scale-up companies.

Baroness Fairhead, at DIT will launch the conference in the morning and HRH The Edward, Earl of Wessex, KG, GCVO will attend as a special guest.

The conference will be followed by an evening reception marking the launch of the new marketing campaign in titled 'Find Your GREAT Britain'.

The day will consist of exclusive keynotes, panel sessions and workshops, bringing together thought-leaders from and to discuss the and creativity can play in shaping the future of multiple industries; and how the and are collaborating to develop technologies and innovations with global impact.

The summit will be the centrepiece of a month-long series of events promoting trade and partnership between the and during January and February 2018. Each event will focus on how technology-driven is enabling creative output and delivering new products and services.

Createch month will connect over 100 visiting British companies from the film, music, healthcare, immersive technology, industrial design and sport sectors with Indian companies, investors, and central and state-level officials who are interested in partnering with leading innovators in design and technology.

Crispin Simon, for and the for International Trade, India and said: "We are extremely excited to host the Department for International Trade's first conference in India dedicated to the creative application of some of the world's most advanced technologies."

"Increasingly, businesses must collaborate with each other in order to compete successfully in markets. That is getting disrupted by the advance of these pioneering new techniques. We hope that in convening Indian and UK businesses at the forefront of their sectors, we will create a unique opportunity for these leaders to partner and do with like-minded firms with an appetite for "

Trade missions from a group of sectors will travel the breadth of the country during Createch month showcasing UK and technology. Indian businesses keen to partner and hear from world-leading design and will also be able to meet them at The Football Movement Conference in on 22-23 February and Auto Expo Component 2018 in on 8-11 February.

Sir Malcolm Grant, Chairman, England said: "I am delighted to lead the upcoming delegation to India featuring some of the leading innovators from within the and its private sector suppliers and partners. In celebrating 70 years of the NHS, we must recognise some of the greatest innovations of the past, present and imminent future."

India and the UK both have a strong heritage of innovation and of supporting the growth of technology within industry. DIT is pleased to be supporting Narendra Modi's 'Make in India' initiative by connecting cutting-edge UK with Indian businesses and seeking opportunities for collaboration.

CCO & Co-founder, said:"is at the heart of the fast-growing Indian film and I am excited to be a part of this to India, coinciding with the India-UK Createch Summit. Having experience of similar initiatives, I know that this is a fantastic chance to engage with the brightest and most engaged minds in the Indian creative industry, and explore opportunities in what has quickly become a significant region for VFX.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 19:30 IST