by Matt Biagetti
23rd November 2018

The fastest-growing economy on the planet. The world’s second largest population and the only place in the world where consumer spending is expected to triple by 2020 – India presents an almost unimaginable business opportunity and that’s why the country is firmly on Liverpool City Region’s radar.

This month, from the 10-15 December, Invest Liverpool are visiting the Indian cities of Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and New Delhi, exhibiting at the India-UK FutureTech Festival and attending two DIT Trade Missions.

Our aim? To showcase the Liverpool City Region as an exceptional European investment location, benchmarking India’s advances in tech and to seek out potential partnership opportunities with Liverpool City Region businesses.

India – a country of extremes – is fast-becoming a country in transition and we want Liverpool City Region to be part of that journey. Read on for further details about Invest Liverpool’s interest in India and how we will be using our time to drive greater collaboration and partnership between these two destinations.


New Delhi’s FutureTech Festival brings together British and Indian tech companies, policy makers, venture capitalists, scientists and entrepreneurs, to inspire and engage global business,

This ‘though-leadership summit’ will showcase world-class innovations in AI, data, cyber-security, future mobility and fin-tech, notably industries where Liverpool City Region already has major international assets. Attended by hundreds of India’s most prominent and emerging tech innovators – businesses eager to grow, partner and expand in new markets – the very businesses that Liverpool City Region can help grow.

Invest Liverpool will be exhibiting at the event, held at The Imperial Hotel, meeting innovators, telling them about Liverpool and attending two eye-opening trade missions.


Last year India’s hospital industry alone was worth $61.7bn. By 2023 it is expected to be worth more than $131 bn. India is already a leading global destinations for high-end diagnostic services, with tremendous investment said to be on the horizon.

This growth means great things for the health of many Indian people and will create substantial opportunities for British businesses to present their technology to healthcare providers and distributers in India, forging numerous mutually beneficial partnerships.

Invest Liverpool will be attending this DIT organised trade mission to initiate introduction and begin to establish such relationships. Liverpool City Region and its Knowledge Quarter already have a global reputation for innovation and expertise in healthcare, making this mission the perfect opportunity to further showcase our region’s world-leading talent.


The media and entertainment sector in India is currently worth more than £18bn and is expected to reach a staggering £24bn by 2020. Likewise, the explosion of the mobile subscription base and OTT platforms (Film/TV content delivered over the internet) is expected to double the number of online video subscribers to 500 million by 2020.

At the very centre of India’s creative content and advertising industry is Mumbai. This trade mission will take our delegation to both cities, where we will explore the use of innovative technologies to enhance storytelling and business opportunities in India, benchmarking leaders in their field and developing new global partnerships for Liverpool City Region creatives.




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If you are in India from 10 – 15 December or are attending FutureTech or either of the DIT Trade Missions and would like to make an appointment in advance, to meet the team or discuss opportunities please email [email protected], or call +44 (0)151 600 2930


India is vast, diverse and growing at an incredible rate. Taking a closer look at a selection of its leading technology innovators from the creative, health and life sciences sectors can share new-thinking and revolutionise industry. In India, business is well and truly booming. This leads to global expansion, the desire to set up new bases and a hunt for a new, bigger workforce with the right set of skills. That’s where Liverpool City Region can really help India’s tech innovators to succeed. Making the effort to attend trade missions and shows like this and meet businesses face-to-face can really pay off. Wish us luck. India is really going up in the world and we’re working hard to ride the wave.


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Matt Biagetti
Matt Biagetti
SECTOR LEAD: Health & Life Sciences
23rd November 2018

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