A cutting edge Southampton firm is travelling to India as part of Theresa May’s first trade trip.

Nquiringminds is a pioneer in AI powered analytics and the futuristic internet of things technology, which links everyday objects and appliances into the web.

And it is using its expertise in the move towards so-called smart cities, where technology is harnessed to make urban life easier and more efficient.

The firm, which is based in the University of Southampton Science park, will be part of a delegation fronted by Theresa May to show off the best of British small and medium sized companies to Indian investors.

Prime Minister Theresa May said:

“I want to show off the best of British business on the trade trip to India – and Nquiringminds certainly fits that category.

“Harnessing the power of technology and the internet is vital for the future of British prosperity.

“And I am delighted I will be able to help Nquiringminds seek new opportunities for its business in one of the world’s fastest growing markets.”

Dr Nick Allott, CEO of nquiringminds said

We are honoured to be selected for the India trade delegation. We believe the technologies we have been deploying with UK cities could help transform India’s urbanisation program.

Nquiringminds will be joining 30 other small and medium sized firms in seeking new business on the trip to one of the world’s biggest economies.

The visit will include South Asia’s largest tech fair. The UK-India TECH Summit will be hosted in New Delhi by the Prime Minister and her Indian counterpart.

It is designed to help boost hi-tech trade between India and the UK.

The Prime Minister will use the Indian visit to deliver on the ambitious vision for Britain after Brexit she set out in a speech last month, forging a new global role for the UK as a country with the self-confidence and the freedom to look beyond the continent of Europe.

And she will use the visit to deliver on her pledge to create an economy that truly works for all, by introducing new and emerging enterprises, as well as more established players, to the key Indian market.