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CLI2018 review: Tech is coming, but it’s not quite there yet

Technology brings disruption at an incredible rate. What wasn’t possible just a year or two ago, is now possible today. And yet, AI as a tool isn’t quite there yet for widespread adoption but will evolve over time to become increasingly more important. But legal…

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Breakfast Briefing: The financial markets revolution in India

Within a decade, GIFT City in India will be a location where the price of some of the largest internationally traded products will be decided. That was the vision, set by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, outlined in a special Breakfast Briefing organised by financial…

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EPG facilitates ICC-techUk MoU

The UK’s technology trade association techUK and East India’s premier business chamber the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) agreed to facilitate two-way technology collaborations between British and Indian companies, with a special focus on West Bengal, through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed today.  …

Where will the UK’s post-Brexit trade come from?
Where will the UK’s post-Brexit trade come from?

A relationship that started in 1972 after a year of negotiations between Britain’s Conservative prime minister Edward Heath and European leaders, embarked on its formal demise on 23 June 2016, when 51.9% of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. One of the…

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Kolkata can become an innovation hub if it addresses a perception gap

Think Indian IT hub and Bengaluru, Gurgaon and others come to mind. Kolkata was once a flourishing economy and the country’s industrial engine, but in recent decades, that economic might has faded. Now a new initiative, spearheaded by the Kolkata 4.0 Foundation, a not-for-profit initiative…

Review of Education innovation conference 2018 London
Review of EIC2018 in London: Educate youth for their future, not our past

The EIC2018 saw attendees from around the world gather to discuss the future of education. Andreas Schleicher, the Director of the Education Directorate at the OECD, started the day with a global perspective on education trends. He said the last PISA assessment of learning outcomes…

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New report says Kolkata can become a broad-based industry hub by making itself attractive for entrepreneurship

LONDON: Kolkata has the opportunity to leapfrog other cities in India to establish a broad-based digital industry hub, particularly with a focus on smart manufacturing, analytics, Artificial Intelligence and related disciplines. These are the findings of “Kolkata 4.0: Developing an innovation ecosystem”, launched by the…

Implications of Brexit on India-UK economic relations
What Brexit means for India-UK economic relations

The UK is leaving Europe. A relationship that started in 1972 after a year of negotiations between the Conservative Prime Minister Edward Heath and European leaders, started its formal demise on 23 June 2016, when 51.9% of the country voted to leave. The vote showed…

What Indian startup ecosystem can learn
What Indian startup ecosystems can learn from abroad

London’s startup ecosystem brings together talent, capital, innovation and an openness to do business that few other cities in the world can match. But it was not always known for its startups. After the financial downturn in 2008, Britain’s politicians actively nurtured and created creative…

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EIC2018: Workshop sessions’ details

This page outlines details for the training sessions at the Education Innovation Conference 2018 taking place in London on 23 January 2018. For full details see the website here and to sign up to any of the workshop sessions, please email rekha@economicpolicygroup.com. Workshop  1: Informed Strategy Planning:…

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