LONDON The U.K. Trade & Investment’s TechnologyWorld08 in Coventry hosted over 1,300 one-to-one meetings and is predicted to have created more than £7million worth of business deals between U.K. and international companies.
In its fourth year, the event was attended by a record 600 delegates from over 400 companies across 36 countries. The participants ranged from early stage businesses with interesting, forward thinking technologies to established global players such as Orange, BT Media & Broadcast, Panasonic, Ericsson, Nokia, Ricoh, Hitachi and Samsung SDS.
One company taking part was Inkspot Science Ltd, (Gateshead, England), which provides an online environment for scientists to analyze and share data completely securely. It attempts to provide small and medium enterprises with a competitive advantage to larger companies which can afford very expensive proprietary in house systems.
“Being a small company only recently launched, the event gave us access to people we wouldn’t otherwise be able to talk to, such as Panasonic and Fujitsu,” said Ink Spot's Joanna Berry. “So it’s giving us a hugely ramped up start to what we hope will be a very exciting year of activity.”
U.K. Trade & Investment Chief Executive Andrew Cahn added, “In these tough times it is encouraging to see U.K. and international companies in the ICT sector looking to build new business relationships and access new markets.”