The United Kingdom and India are firming up a range of initiatives to deepen technology collaboration between their respective technology hubs, Cambridge and Bangalore. Francis Maude, Britain’s’ cabinet office minister, tells ET in an exclusive interview that cyber-security will be one of the main areas of collaboration.
What is the purpose of your visit to India?
It has been a very good visit. We met with several businesses, and we are particularly interested to promote collaboration between Bangalore and Cambridge University, where there is strong connection, but capable of being deeper and more intense between startups in India and the UK. We like to think that both Britain and India are countries which are good environments for innovative, progressive technology to be developed. That is partially because of the natural inclination of the education base, but it is also because of the government in each case is open to innovation.