Northern Ireland cycling technology company See.Sense is showcasing its smart cities expertise in India as part of the Prime Minister’s trade mission.
The Newtownards firm is one of only 11 UK businesses – and the only from Northern Ireland – to have been invited to take part in a special Connected Cities entrepreneurs mission from November 6-12.
The initiative is a joint project between Innovate UK, the Department for International Trade, Enterprise Europe Network and Future Cities Catapult, and will form part of a series of trips between the UK and India.
See.Sense CEO Philip McAleese will spend 10 days in India where he has been invited to be a guest speaker at the major India-UK Tech Summit in New Delhi, which will be attended by Prime Minister Theresa May and India PM Narendra Modi.
Philip will also visit other cities including Pune and Kochi where he will pitch to potential customers, partners and investors.
Each of the 11 UK companies attending was strategically chosen because of what their technology can bring to India’s 24 billion pounds smart cities industry.
“India is investing £24bn in the next five to seven years to create over 100 smart cities, and See.Sense would very much like to be part of that,” said McAleese.
“Our technology is advanced, and it would allow companies in India to leap forward faster, beyond some older technologies that require big spends, or big commitments on lots of infrastructure to support it.
“Our low-power wide-area tech on bikes enables them to do it much more quickly, and at a lower cost than many of the other opportunities.
“India is very ambitious when it comes to becoming a world leader in smart cities technology, and we think there is a phenomenal opportunity for growth.”