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Exclusive: Eric van der Kleij departs Level39
posted on October 1, 2015

Eric van der Kleij is stepping down as the head of Canary Wharf Group’s Level39 accelerator after just under three years in the job. Van der Kleij, who also led Tech City UK during its first two years, is leaving to focus on his innovation consultancy ENTIQ. Level39 is now on the lookout for a new, full-time…

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BlockDox, Puckily and 3D Repo win Cognicity’s latest smart cities competition
posted on July 8, 2015

Tenants’ app BlockDox, remote device management software Puckily and open source building monitoring platform 3D Repo have won the latest Cognicity Challenge finals. BlockDox and Puckily will share the £50,000 Connected Home prize and work together on building out there pilot, while 3D Repo topped the Virtual Design and Construction category. All of the tech,…

Demand Logic and SEaB Energy win £50,000 each to pilot smart city tech at Canary Wharf
posted on May 15, 2015

Smart city innovators Demand Logic and SEaB Energy have won the second phase of the Cognicity Challenge, bagging £50,000 each and the opportunity to pilot their ideas at Canary Wharf. Demand Logic helps businesses to reduce electricity usage by monitoring and controlling non-essential electrical outputs, while SEaB Energy helps businesses convert waste food into water and…

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Polysolar and Voyage Control win Cognicity Challenge
posted on April 17, 2015

Polysolar and Voyage Control have been selected as the first two winners in Canary Wharf Group’s Smart Cities accelerator, the Cognicity Challenge. The winners, announced at Level39, each receive a £50,000 prize and the opportunity to pilot their ground-breaking technology on the Canary Wharf estate. Sir George Iacobescu, chairman and CEO, Canary Wharf Group plc,…

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Twelve new startups join Cognicity’s smart cities accelerator
posted on February 23, 2015

Twelve startups have been selected as the finalists for Canary Wharf Group’s Cognicity Challenge. These firms will work alongside four other streams of finalists to develop an interoperable suite of smart city technologies, which will be piloted on the Canary Wharf estate. Mikele Brack, head of smart city programmes for Cognicity, said: “The concept of…

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Canary Wharf’s Level39 expands to 80,000 sq ft
posted on January 19, 2015

Canary Wharf Group has opened its second ‘High Growth Space’ on Level 24. Its offering dedicated to tech startups has reached 80,000 sq ft in just under 2 years. The new space will house  Accenture’s Fintech Innovation Lab and the 36 companies taking part in the Cognicity Challenge which was launched back in November 2014. Eric…


FinTech: A Tale of Two Industries
posted on January 13, 2013

Eric van der Kleij leads the Level39 FinTech Accelerator programme for Canary Wharf Group and is the former head of the Tech City Investment Organisation. He outlines his vision for financial technology (FinTech) and explains how Canary Wharf aims to play a leading role in the sector. Technology and financial services are, in their own right,…

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The Midlands, Birmingham

Top tech hubs in the Midlands
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Report: AI and IoT attracted almost half of InsurTech funding in 2016
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Tech in Cambridge: A successful hub with a marketing problem
posted 5 hours ago


HealthTech startup LiveSmart closes £700,000 Seed
posted 11 hours ago

East of England

Top tech hubs in the East of England
posted on March 29, 2017


Founders Factory graduate Vidsy lands £1.3m
posted on March 29, 2017