Global enterprise summits are showcasing Britain's sports event delivery and medical technology talents
Global business summits in London are showcasing Britons' expert skills in a number of areas, raising the international profile of UK enterprise.
As the Paralympic Games continues to put British achievement in the spotlight, the expertise of Britons when delivering major global sporting events is also being showcased.
Being held by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) at London's Lancaster House, the summits are also showcasing the development of assistive medical technologies.
The events are part of the British Business Embassy, which is at the centre of the Government's programme to create an international Olympics business legacy.
It is thought the programme will generate £1 billion, which will be of benefit to the UK economy.
Pioneering approaches to rehabilitation and assistive technologies were showcased at an Advances in Assistive Medical Technologies Global Business Summit earlier this week.
The approaches discussed included artificial limbs, which are controlled by a computer, and blood pressure management techniques which are non-invasive.
Universities and Science Minister David Willetts said of the summit: "The UK's strong commitment to research and development, low taxes for business and world class higher education have nurtured one of the world's largest and most productive life science industries.
"British assistive medical technology firms exemplify how innovation and technology can be harnessed to boost prosperity and change lives."
Meanwhile, a Global Sports Summit has informed leading organisations about the delivery of international sporting events.
Topics discussed at the event were set to include sustainable architecture and planning, engineering and security, along with ensuring customers have a memorable experience.
Olympics Minister Hugh Robertson said of the event: "It's been estimated that US $200 billion will be spent on construction for global sports events between 2010 and 2020.
"And UK firms are now in prime position to secure work, having helped deliver the London Olympics on time and under budget.
"More than 20 firms have already won major contracts for Rio 2016 and with many major events to be hosted on home soil over the next decade there are many more opportunities to come."
On September 9, the Games will close and the UK's summer of sport will come to an end.
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