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CreaTech Mission to India; 21-25 February 2022

10th November 2021

You are invited to join the Department For International Trade’s CreaTech Mission to Mumbai 21 to 25 February 2022.

This UK Government supported mission to India is delivered in partnership between the Department for International Trade in the UK and in India and the UK Creative Industries Council. The mission aims to open export opportunities in India for 12 selected UK companies which are demonstrating cutting edge innovation and proven commercial success where creativity meets technology.

UK CreaTech Companies – who are they?

CreaTech businesses are those applying technology solutions to music, advertising, film & TV, experiential, gaming, e-sports – and sports (fan engagement) or any combination of the above.

The mission description:

In Mumbai, the focus will be on technology in those sectors of the creative industries where there is the greatest synergy between UK and Indian businesses and markets.

It’s anticipated that the event will be made up of:

  • Thought leadership panels (UK and Indian businesses will participate in these sessions)
  • Showcasing opportunities for the UK companies
  • Networking sessions
  • Promotion of a wider range of UK and Indian CreaTech businesses through the ‘UK & India CreatTech Ones to Watch’ list

Additionally, visits will be scheduled to leading Indian businesses, locations and hubs which represent both CreaTech and commissioners of CreaTech, and meet with potential partners, influencers and experts in helping to build an export business with India.

Createch Ones to Watch:

Opportunities to enhance UK and Indian collaboration in the CreaTech space will be underpinned by the publication of a ‘UK & India CreaTech Ones to Watch’ listing – a version of the proven ‘CreaTech Ones to Watch’ developed by the UK Creative Industries Council – which will highlight and promote the most innovative SMES at the intersection of creativity and technology in the UK and in India.

Who should apply?

We want CreaTech businesses that have a genuine interest in doing business in India, will be competitive in the Indian market and have the resources to develop and sustain an export strategy for India. These businesses may be from anywhere around the UK.

Costs

There are no fees for selected businesses to take part in this CreaTech mission. Delegates are responsible for their travel, hotel and subsistence costs. Delegates will be supported to apply for grant funds to contribute towards their costs of participating and developing their business in India. Availability is not guaranteed and will depend on multiple factors which could include business location, timing, previous grant history and company financials.

Ongoing benefits

Delegates will be invited to participate in follow-up Commonwealth Games Business Programme events in the UK. In particular Indian corporate buyers of CreaTech services and technology will be invited to come to our UK-India business event in Birmingham around the time of the Commonwealth Games.

How to apply

Register your interest in the CreaTech Mission to Mumbai 2022 here

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