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Harper Adams Engineering sponsors India Tech Rocketship Awards

Posted 22 February

"The Tech Rocketship initiative is an exciting opportunity for the Department of Engineering at Harper Adams University to engage with some of the most innovative and disruptive technology start-up companies in India, with a spirit to collaborate on applied Agri-Tech research”

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Harper Adams University was a key sponsor at India’s 2018 Tech Rocketship Awards, presented in Mumbai earlier this month.

The awards were organised by UK Department of International Trade in a bid to connect India’s fast-rising tech stars with the UK’s world-leading growth ecosystem of VCs, advisors, customers and support networks.

At the India-UK Createch Summit in Mumbai on February 6, HRH Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex KG GCVO, presented seven awards, including the Harper Adams University-sponsored AgriTech award for most innovative start-up company in India, won by Cropin.

Parmjit Chima, Head of Engineering at Harper Adams University, said “The Tech Rocketship initiative is an exciting opportunity for the Department of Engineering at Harper Adams University to engage with some of the most innovative and disruptive technology start-up companies in India, with a spirit to collaborate on applied Agri-Tech research”.

There were more tham 300 applications for the awards, from which 16 were shortlisted to pitch in Bangalore. The final selection of the seven winners was made by a panel of judges comprising Sir Dominic Asquith KCMG, Dr Saurabh Srivastava, Mr Mohandas Pai, Ms Shradha Sharma, Dr Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Mr Arvind Gupta and Mr BVR Mohan Reddy.

The winners were:

  • Artifical Intelligence: Staqu.
  • Big Date: Dineout.
  • Cyber Security: Third Watch.
  • Financial Technology (Fintech): Paymatrix.
  • Internet of Things: Ayasta Innovation.
  • Medical Technology: Mymik.
  • Judges' Award: CropIn

All will be visiting Harper Adams in June for a two-day innovation workshop.

The India-UK Createch Summit celebrated the relationship between creativity and technology and convened business leaders, entrepreneurs, government and business institutions to discuss the latest technologies and to explore opportunities for collaboration and partnership between the UK and India. The event was opened by Baroness Fairhead, Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion, with a keynote speech by CEO, Jaguar Land Rover

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