This blog post was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

6th November 2013 New Delhi, India

From smart grids to zoom cars | UK’s innovative companies visit India

Hello readers! Following from my earlier post on the UK Innovation is GREAT showcase event; here is an update on some of the UK companies that will be speaking at the event. As mentioned in my earlier post, the event is designed to enable R&D intensive businesses in India to hear experiences and network with the visiting UK delegation – creating opportunities for joint collaboration. Innovation is GREAT

Plessey are leading experts in the development and manufacture of semiconductor products used in sensing, measurement and control applications. Plessey’s products are found in a wide range of markets including communications,manufacturing, medical, defence and aerospace. Steve Cliffe has more than 25 years’ experience in the electronics industry with significant exposure to global markets and joined Plessey from eoSemi where he was VP Sales & Marketing.

Cyan provides innovative solutions that reduce energy consumption for the utility and lighting markets. Cyan’s core technology is a platform for the rapid and cost effective deployment of smart grid metering and energy efficient lighting. This includes robust wireless mesh networking software for scalable and secure communication with remote units and enterprise software for full end-to-end system integration. Shiv Kaushik manages Cyan Technology’s business in the Indian Energy and Utility markets.

Permasense® is the world leader in the field of continuous corrosion monitoring, providing real-time data-to-desk measurement of pipe wall thicknesses in inhospitable and inaccessible environments. Permasense systems are a key enabler in assuring pipeline, vessel and equipment integrity, while improving safety by reducing inspection personnel exposure to hazards such as high temperature metalwork, or such as in elevated or offshore locations. Sameer Pal drives business development and sales activities for Permasense. His speciality is in commercialising engineering technologies with technology-led competitive advantage which have global applications across major industries. Key industries of focus are the Oil and Gas and the AEC markets.

AcceleratorIndia is a cross-border business accelerator that partners with UK companies to help capture the India opportunity. Founded in 2008, AcceleratorIndia provides the following services related to doing business in India: In-depth India market insight, Product and Service Shaping for India, Go-to-market strategies and plans and Partner, Channel and Customer Development. Dr Uday Phadke is co-founder and Executive Chairman of AcceleratorIndia, where he leads on cross-border technology and business acceleration projects for major clients. Uday’s core expertise is focused on the creation and development of innovative technology-enabled businesses.

David Back is the Co-Founder and President of Zoom, the first car-sharing company in India (similar to Zipcar or Streetcar in the UK).  Its investors include Lady Barbara Judge and Larry Summers, as well as David’s mentors from Wharton, Harvard Law School, and the Judge School of Business at Cambridge University. David has previously worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Co and as an investment manager at Goldman Sachs.  He is also the editor of 365 Of the Wittiest, Most Cutting Insults from History, a page-a-day desk calendar sold to Barnes & Noble Publishing. It features the insults from the likes of Winston Churchill, Mark Twain, Voltaire, and even Gandhi!

Does that sound interesting to you? If you would like to meet the above companies, you can register to attend the event here. If you would like to know more about the event, you could drop me a line here.

1 comment on “From smart grids to zoom cars | UK’s innovative companies visit India

Comments are closed.