TOKYO -- High-tech businesses from India will bask in the spotlight of their own themed section at a major exhibition in Japan this year, set up with the aim of fostering cooperation between the two countries in information technology.
The India Showcase area at the annual Ceatec Japan expo, which kicks off Oct. 3 in the city of Chiba, will host 30 companies and organizations. Such IT services big shots as Infosys and Wipro will have booths, along with the Mahindra conglomerate.
The renowned Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad will also be there. Executives based at Indian IoT hubs of such companies as Germany's Robert Bosch will give presentations on such topics as the internet of things and artificial intelligence.
While American and European IT giants have flocked to India, Japanese companies have been late to the party. For Japanese manufacturers with strengths in hardware, there is huge potential in cooperating with Indian companies in IoT, according to the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association.
Organizers of the annual event, such as JEITA, have partnered with India's Nasscom business process management industry association to search for companies interested in the Japanese market.