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:

I-CAN NANO

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

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...