LONDON Executives from at least 16 countries are coming to the UK Trade & Investment’s TechnologyWorld05 in Cambridge. Being held at the Welcome Genome Campus at Hinxton Hall on 17 May, countries represented will include Japan, Canada, Germany, U.S.A., Spain, Australia and India, for a chance to meet UK technology companies in healthcare, security and the environment.
Robert Driver, director, high technology sectors for UK Trade and Investment, said, “The mission from Japan alone is expected to include representatives from some of the world’s top technology brands including Ricoh, Sanyo and Panasonic.”
UK Trade & Investment is assisting over 70 selected international companies to visit TechnologyWorld05 and participate in over 500 pre-arranged meetings with UK companies during the event. Members of the missions will have the opportunity to seek partners through a 'match-making' facility. There will also be a full seminar programme and exhibition.
Overseas companies have listed sensors, actuators, optical devices, robotics, software applications or developers and connectivity specialists as just a few of the areas of expertise they believe UK companies can offer.
Simon Payne, CEO of Cambridge-based Adiabatic Logic, said, “On the latest mission to ‘Silicon Seabelt’ in Japan, we were encouraged by the high regard held for the best UK technology. Our interest was in exploiting patents in the low power technology arena, where we offer power savings in chips used for portable devices such as laptop computers, but from our experience I believe companies in many high-tech sectors could benefit from the increased international exposure afforded by TechnologyWorld05.”