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Australian healthtech to create new jobs with London global HQ

An Australian healthtech business has chosen London as the location for its global headquarters.

KISA Pty Ltd is set to create its new global base in London with support from the government’s Department for International Trade (DIT).

The KISA phone – already available in Australia – is designed to make mobile technology accessible to those who have difficulty using mainstream touch-screen devices, including the elderly and people with disabilities.

The firm is investing around £6.1m to create 25 new jobs, including roles in software and electrical engineering.

KISA CEO Alexander Millin said: “The support we received from the DIT team in helping to establish KISA in the UK was very significant indeed. The resources and knowledge made available to us took the strain off our management team and helped us make the right decisions.

“The DIT team made a number of introductions to potential channel and R&D partners that would otherwise have taken months or even years to cultivate for a new market entrant.”

Minister for Investment, Gerry Grimstone, added: “I am pleased KISA has chosen to join the UK’s vibrant tech landscape as a base to scale up and grow and where the firm can make the most of our deep pool of talent, and world leading research and development.

“Their substantial investment shows the strength of the UK’s business environment as we grow closer to securing a Free Trade Agreement with Australia.”

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