FACTBOX - Foreign entrepreneurs setting up in Britain

Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:25am EST
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LONDON (Reuters) - Government data show Britain is countering the "brain drain" in science and innovation as entrepreneurial talent that might previously have gone elsewhere moves in.

Here are penpix of a few of the recent newcomers:


Arup Chatterjee developed nanotechnology techniques in India for a decade and then went on to invent nano-metal enhanced paints and coatings and form his company I-Can Nano.

His technology gives special characteristics to a range of surfaces, making them resistant to ultraviolet rays, water and fungal growth.

The entire stadium and complex for the Commonwealth Games in Delhi 2010 has been painted with I-Can Nano paints.

Chaterjee has now set up his European headquarters in Britain and secured funding to grow the business, eying the European market and beyond.


Compound Photonics is a company which grew out of a lab in Phoenix in the United States, developing extremely high definition television and cinema screens.   Continued...