With the launch of Pontaq’s £50 million UK – India Innovation fund by Minister Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad last year at our Digital India IPF event we continue to promote cross-pollination of technology transfer between UK and India, it gives me immense pleasure to invite you to the launch of the UK-India Tech Hub, in partnership with Royal Albert Docks (RAD), in London.
The UK India Tech hub aims at promoting cross border technology transfer in early stage businesses between the two countries. Pontaq will also set up its UK HQ within the Tech Hub. The UK-India Tech Hub will:
We look forward to seeing you there on the 29th April.
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The Indian Professionals Forum is holding a drinks reception to introduce The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) to its members on Thursday 9th May 2019 from 6pm – 8pm at the Guildhall Club, 3rd Floor West Wing, Guildhall London EC2P 2EJ.
We anticipate it to be an intimate and informal evening during which you will also have the opportunity of engaging with the CSJ’s founder, The Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP.
Iain Duncan Smith was educated at Dunchurch College of Management, the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, the Universita per Stranieri in Perugia and HMS Conway in Anglesey. As part of the Scots Guards, Iain saw active service in Northern Ireland and Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and served in Canada and Germany. Iain later worked for GEC-Marconi, a defence company, and Bellwinch, a property company. He has also been on the board of Jane’s Information Group, a publishing company. Iain married Betsy in 1982 and they have four children – Harry, Edward, Rosie and Alicia.
Iain was elected Member of Parliament for Chingford in 1992, and he was re-elected in 1997 as Member of Parliament for the re-drawn constituency of Chingford and Woodford Green. Iain was promoted to William Hague’s Shadow Cabinet in 1997. As Shadow Secretary of State for Social Security, Iain exposed Labour’s hypocrisy and failure on welfare reform. When he was promoted to Shadow Defence Secretary, he exposed the Government’s failure to give British forces sufficient funding and equipment.
In 2001, Iain was elected Leader of the Conservative Party. After stepping down in 2003, he set up the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ), an independent think tank committed to tackling poverty and social breakdown. Iain worked tirelessly as Chairman of the CSJ until the 2010 General Election, when he was appointed Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. He served in this position until March 2016. Iain remains the Member of Parliament for Chingford and Woodford Green and is always happy to deal with constituents and their concerns.