BANGALORE: No one who shops at British multinational grocery and general merchandise retailer, Tesco in London would know that the temperature in freezing cabinets and stock movements are controlled from Bangalore! But such is the technical advancement available in Bangalore catered to the world. In order to strengthen its relationship with Bangalore, the British deputy high commission is holding the ‘GREAT month for technology and innovation’ in the city in September.
On Sunday, British deputy high commissioner in Karnataka, Ian Felton, inaugurated the GREAT Road show with a demonstration with the iconic British car, the Mini Cooper, in front of UB City. Announcing the kick-off of the roadshow in Bangalore on Sunday, British deputy high commissioner Ian Felton said: “Bangalore is one of the future faces of India – hi-tech, cosmopolitan and global in outlook. It is a great place for British-Indian collaboration in science, innovation, trade and cultural relations.”
The road show will comprise of a series of niche events held in Bangalore aimed at building and developing the UK’s business brand in Bangalore, translating Indian business interest by bringing in delegations, encourage Indian companies to work with and in the UK, and highlight UK capabilities to Indian companies.
Some of the road show events include the UK Oncology Mission, Cambridge-Oxford Alumni Meet Luncheon seminar with CXOs (Indian & British) of the city, English high tea session at a popular restaurant, Bangalore Cambridge Innovation Network engagement, Digital innovations in Healthcare and Biotechnology, Interactive session between the British High Commission Family and Indian universities/institutes, and English high tea at a leading Bangalore hotel.