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IE20 offers twenty of India’s most dynamic businesses, established since the year 2000, a unique opportunity to win recognition on the international stage in London and develop their global potential.

Selection as an IE20 company not only offers enormous prestige, but winners will also be flown to London, courtesy of British Airways, for the awards ceremony. There, they will be able to take full advantage of a host of unique opportunities: meeting potential business partners and VC investors; networking with peers, business leaders and experts; and laying the foundations for building a successful international future.

Over the past two decades, Indian companies have secured their standing throughout the world. IE20 will allow the next generation to demonstrate their potential in knowledge-based fields such as financial and business services, technology and life sciences. The programme was created by London & Partners, the Mayor of London’s inward investment company, which has drawn on its vast experience of working with over two thousand international businesses and successfully bringing them to the UK capital.

Read on to find out how this opportunity could be yours.

  • IE20 Qualifiers

    are companies registered in India or global companies with majority Indian management

  • IE20 Qualifiers

    were established

    after year 2000

  • IE20 Qualifiers

    must have real global ambitions, have worked with global clients and/or products suited to global markets, but do not need current international presence

  • IE20 Qualifiers

    are likely to be drawn from knowledge-based sectors with high growth potential: technology, communications, creative, media, life sciences, financial services, business services


Selection will take place over a twenty week period and involves multiple screening rounds.

Companies that register will be invited to undertake a rigorous, three stage process with a robust rating model developed by our knowledge partner Valuenotes.

An initial selection of fifty exceptional businesses will be asked then to submit their representations to a five member jury panel of senior industry figures, venture capitalists and international experts brought in by London & Partners. This round will take in Mumbai, Bangalore and Delhi in the week starting December 14, 2015.

From this pool, the twenty companies with the greatest potential will be selected, and their chosen representatives flown to London for an awards ceremony in March 2016.


Over the past 20 years, Indian companies have established themselves globally in terms of size, dynamism and innovation. IE20 offers you the opportunity to test your company against the best, win recognition on the international stage and build a platform for global expansion.

It offers a rigorous selection process, an awards ceremony in London and the opportunity to be identified as one of India’s brightest prospects.

The benefits include priceless opportunities to meet and network with your peers, industry experts and investors. Ultimately it is your chance to raise your profile, take your business onto the next stage, and explore next steps to realising its full global potential.

If you think your business is ready to be tested against the best and are prepared for the challenge


  • Media Partner
  • Knowledge Partner
  • Outreach Partner


  • Nominations

  • Jury Process And Evaluation

  • Final Selection of Top 20 Companies

IE20 2017 will launch later this year. Register your interest in the programme and we will email you when the application process opens.

IE20 Jury Members 2016


For more information in the IE20 programme, please contact
Saikiran Vedula


INDIA EMERGING TWENTY 2017 If your company is registered in India, established after 2000, drawn from knowledge-based sectors such as technology, creative media, life sciences or financial services and is looking to grow internationally, then you qualify for India Emerging Twenty 2017. IE20 2017 will launch later this year. Register your interest in the programme and we will email you when the application process opens.

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