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Top tech stats: GDPR concerns, consumer loyalty and much more
posted on May 2, 2017

Welcome to your round up of some of the past week’s most interesting surveys, statistics and reports relevant to those involved in the UK tech industry.

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Report: AI and IoT attracted almost half of InsurTech funding in 2016
posted on March 30, 2017

Almost half of global investment into InsurTech startups is now funnelled into AI and IoT, with UK firms continuing to attract strong investment despite Brexit uncertainty.

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Startup Weekly: Welsh ICE funding, Accenture HealthTech Innovation challenge & more
posted on September 16, 2016

Yessi Bello Perez brings you the hottest news relevant to UK tech startups.

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52% of bankers ‘expect to be working with digital partners in near future’
posted on June 10, 2016

Some 52% of banking executives expect to be working with new digital partners such as tech startups in the next two years. According to a survey carried out by Accenture, executives in the banking sector have been quick to recognise that tech innovation is changing their industry at “breakneck speed”. The report, which is the…

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Startup Weekly: RailTech accelerator, Accenture FinTech innovation lab & more
posted on April 15, 2016

Here’s your weekly round up of startup competitions, awards, co-working space and accelerator news. RailTech accelerator Hacktrain has announced the seven UK teams that have joined its RailTech accelerator. The three month London-based programme brings together startups to solve some of the rail industry’s biggest challenges. River Tamoor-Baig, co-founder of HackTrain, said:  “Much like everyone who…

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15 startups selected for Accenture’s 2016 FinTech Innovation Lab London
posted on January 7, 2016

A total of 15 FinTech startups have been selected to take part in Accenture’s 2016 FinTech Innovation Lab London. The lab, launched by Accenture in 2012, is a collaboration between Accenture and 16 leading financial institutions, including Barclays, Citi, Goldman Sachs, HSBC and JPMorgan. Those selected to take part in this year’s program are: AimBrain, Albert,…

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Mobile device sales slow, customers grow wary of security holes in connected devices, survey says
posted on January 5, 2016

We’re reaching the saturation point on smartphones, demand for tablets and TVs has turned sluggish, and people have grown concerned that connected devices (the so-called “Internet of Things”) may lay bare their personal data. Those are the findings of a global survey of 28,000 consumers in 28 countries by management consulting company Accenture, and they paint…

Fourth annual FinTech Innovation Lab London opens for applications
posted on August 18, 2015

Accenture, along with and 16 other leading financial institutions, has opened the application period for the fourth annual FinTech Innovation Lab London, kicking off a search for the top fintech innovators in the UK and Europe. Launched by Accenture in 2012, the FinTech Innovation Lab London is a 12-week mentoring programme that helps fintech entrepreneurs accelerate…

Fintech firm Sybenetix selected for Accenture’s APAC Fintech Innovation Lab
posted on July 17, 2015

Sybenetix, a London-based fintech company that provides behavioural analytics to hedge funds and banks, has been selected for Accenture’s 12-week Fintech Innovation Lab in Asia. The programme aims to nurture new technologies for the financial services sector, with a particular focus on the Asia-Pacific region. Participating financial institutions, who made the selection of participants and…

Cheap travel app Reroo wins Europe’s first train hack
posted on April 1, 2015

A Skyscanner-style app that uses a smart graph algorithm to hack the National Rail Enquiries Darwin API in order to find cheap alternative routes has won Europe’s first train hackathon. HackTrain took 40 devs with working prototypes, including the makers of cheap travel app Reroo, on a three-day journey from Kings Cross station up the UK,…

UK accounts for 42% of European fintech deals in 2014
posted on March 26, 2015

The UK continues to lead the way in fintech in Europe, taking 42% of all investment made in the region last year, Accenture has found in its Future of Fintech and Banking study. Fintech investment in the UK and Ireland was up 136% in 2014, growing from $264m in 2013 to $623m. This is almost double…

Girl Geeks launches its first UK campus programme
posted on March 4, 2015

Accenture is the first employer to support Girl Geeks Campus, a new national programme to support female students interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) careers. Girl Geeks Campus has been launched initially at Newcastle and Northumbria Universities and offers female STEM students opportunities to discover career paths and develop employability skills. Accenture is…

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