- Go Global program supports start-ups to work with UK expertise to take their firms to the next level
- The new program will focus on tech firms in India’s “tech for good” sector
- The successful Indian start-ups will share the skills they have learned with other firms across India
The UK government has expanded its Go Global initiative to India with the aim of giving the country’s most innovative and cutting-edge start-ups the skills they need to grow their business, build links with the UK’s digital sector and pave the way for future economic partnerships, reported PTI.
The UK government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) notes that India is home to a thriving digital sector worth approximately USD 200-billion and is a growing hub for technologies such as artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, data analytics and a leading manufacturer of internet-connected devices and services.
India’s “core” digital sectors of digital communication service and electronics manufacturing accounted for USD 170 billion or 7 per cent of the country’s Gross State Product (GSP) in 2017-18.
More about the program
The new program will focus on tech firms in India’s “tech for good” sector.
DCMS describes the Go Global program as a successful innovation scheme supporting start-ups to work with UK expertise to take their firms to the next level.
The successful Indian start-ups will be expected to act as Go Global champions and share the skills they have learned with other firms across India. This will help spread digital skills, digital capability and increase entrepreneurial spirit, creating jobs and prosperity.
The India launch follows the first successful Go Global Africa program, which saw 18 ambitious tech start-ups from Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa visit London. Go Global itself was a flagship program of the UK Israel Tech Hub and over the last four years, it has helped develop new UK-Israel collaborations in the digital economy.
According to the most recent official report on its impact, the UK Israel Tech Hub has led 175 tech partnerships in deals worth 85 million pounds.