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Hi-tech firms SLA Mobile and Replify in training to take bite of Indian market

Two Northern Ireland technology companies are among 20 in the UK which have been selected to take part in a training programme aimed at developing business opportunities in India.

SLA Mobile and Replify were judged to have products of most relevance to the Indian market by the organisers of the scheme, conglomerate Tata and UK Trade & Investment.

Tata Management Training Centre in India will deliver a workshop in how to grow a small technology business in India in collaboration with Indian partners.

It will include industry insights from relevant parts of the Tata group, as well as from other companies and organisations.

SLA Mobile was founded in 2003 and is based at the Northern Ireland Science Park and helps mobile operators engage their customers and monetise network assets.

The firm works with the world's leading mobile operators and content providers, delivering projects throughout the world, from New Zealand and Indonesia to Qatar, South Africa, Germany and USA.

Replify in Belfast city centre employs around 15 people and specialises in speeding up data transfer through phones and computers.

Product manager Rozy Corry said that the company is looking forward to going to India in October.

"India is a market we have been looking at developing so we were delighted to be shortlisted and selected to take part in the programme," she said.

"We are now just finalising travel plans and are looking forward to the benefits that the programme could bring."

Announced in May by Chancellor George Osborne, the Indian Finance Minister P Chidambaram and Tata's Managing Director Syed Anwar Hasan, the scheme is being managed by UKTI's Technology Partnerships Unit.

Belfast Telegraph