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UK govt pledges £2m for innovative solutions against terrorism
posted on July 17, 2017

The UK government is to pledge £2m to fund research into cutting-edge tech projects designed to keep people safe following the recent London and Manchester arena terrorist attacks.

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WIN: Tickets to the Elevator Pitch LIVE Awards 2016
posted on November 22, 2016

The Elevator Pitch LIVE 2016 competition is culminating in an awards ceremony this Thursday (24th November) and we have some exclusive tickets up for grabs!

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Calling UK digital scaleups: Apply now for EIT Digital Challenge 2016
posted on July 6, 2016

EIT Digital has launched its third annual pan-European startup contest, the EIT Digital Challenge, to identify the next wave of top European startups and help them to scale-up. UK-based startups can apply with their innovative digital technologies in one of five digital technology categories.

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Innovate UK awards £175,000 to startups seeking to disrupt retail sector
posted on May 9, 2016

Innovate UK has announced the winners of its IC Tomorrow Future of Retail Innovation competition. The five winning startups, which have been awarded up to £35,000 to tackle some of the issues faced by the retail industry, will also partner with industry leading organisations. Winning startups and their partner organisations are as follows: Thaw Technology…

New £210,000 competition hopes to unlock full potential of wearables
posted on January 13, 2015

As CES 2015 came and went, the topic on everyone’s mind this year was the internet of things. Wearables, much hyped in recent years as the obvious progression of hardware, appeared to take a back seat. Google Glass never saw the mass market adoption that was hoped for last year and the industry is effectively waiting…

7 Internet of Things startups get £1m boost from Tech City UK
posted on December 18, 2014

Seven of the UK’s brightest startup stars have been announced as the winners of the inaugural Internet of Things Launchpad competition. Run by Tech City UK, Innovate UK and Cambridge Wireless, the competition was announced earlier this year by Prime Minister David Cameron to help boost the UK’s blossoming internet of things industry. Based in…

Crate dominates Battlefield to take £30,000 prize
posted on October 22, 2014

As the first ever Tech Crunch Disrupt Europe in London came to a close last night, Crate.io was announced as the winner of the highly sought-after Disrupt Cup. The Berlin-based startup took home the £30,000 prize as well as the admiration (and probably envy) of the 14 startups they beat. Crate.io helps companies set up…

£750k Government competition announced for next-generation of student entrepreneurs
posted on October 15, 2014

A new £750k competition was announced today to help support students with clever and innovative ideas. Launched by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, the StudentshIP Enterprise Awards will offer between £10,000 and £100,000 to a range of university projects. Students will be able to bid for portions of the £750k purse with both in-house projects and…

Elevator Pitch stars gather for screening of flagship competition
posted on October 3, 2014

The latest set of startups were officially welcomed into the Elevator Pitch alumni network last night at the screening event for the fourth series. Held at the Pill Box coworking space in Bethnal Green, Elevator Pitch alumni new and old were in attendance to watch the latest videos. The most recent series of Tech City News‘…

European regulators approve Facebook’s $19 billion deal for WhatsApp
posted on October 3, 2014

After months of scrutiny, European Union antitrust regulators on Friday approved Facebook’s $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp. In a statement explaining the decision, European Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia said that the combination of the Silicon Valley social networking giant and the wildly popular mobile messaging app posed little risk to consumers. “Consumer communications apps keep European citizens connected and…

Win tickets to the Institute of Directors Annual Convention [Closed]
posted on September 18, 2014

10 tickets to the IoD annual convention up for grabs Tech City News is pleased to offer you the chance to win one of 10 tickets to this year’s Institute of Directors Annual Convention. The Institute of Directors brings together business leaders from across the world. Their annual convention takes place on 3rd October at the Royal…

Apply now: Web Summit’s Pitch 2014 is now open
posted on August 28, 2014

Applications are now open for one of Europe’s largest startup competitions! Pitch 2014 will be held at Web Summit Dublin in November and will see 200 startups from around the world pitch for the chance to win a cash prize. The competition is open to any startup that has received under $3m in funding to…

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Top tech stats: Virgin’s business predictions, developers have their say and more
posted on July 22, 2017

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London FinTech Aire raises $5m Series A from Sunstone Capital and White Star Capital
posted on July 21, 2017

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Tech Chats: EY’s Daniel Lyons on how tech is revolutionising transport
posted on July 21, 2017

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London machine learning startup Sportr closes $350k Seed round
posted on July 21, 2017

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A $170m tech fund, a drowning robot and more in The Week in Tech
posted on July 21, 2017

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Bristol-based Graphcore raises $30m from backers including DeepMind co-founder and Atomico
posted on July 20, 2017