UK and Nasscom announces India-UK Tech Rocketship Awards

The UK’s Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, Matt Hancock launched the 4th edition of the India-UK Tech Rocketship Awards in partnership with Nasscom for Indian startups.

The awards are designed to help Indian startups thrive by giving them access to capital and a platform to go global via the UK. The awards offer a week-long sponsored trip to the UK exposing them to prospective business partners, investors, and incubators during the London Tech Week 2019. Seven winners will be selected from among the seven categories of AI, big data, cybersecurity, fintech, med-tech, IoT and a Judge’s Choice Award.

Commenting on the launch, Debjani Ghosh, President, Nasscom said, “In such disruptive times, collaboration is the key to success, and Nasscom’s partnership with the UK government epitomizes the possibilities of co-innovation and co-creation between the two nations. India and the UK’s mutual synergies have forged a legacy over the years, and we look forward to deepening the tech connect between our two start-up nations.”

Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, of the United Kingdom said, “Carrying forward the joint commitment following the launch of Indo-UK tech Alliance during the visit of PM Modi to London recently, we are happy to partner with Nasscom for the launch of the Tech Rocketship awards this year. This will help boost innovation and entrepreneurship partnerships between the two nations.