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Habito lands £5.5m in Series A round led by Silicon Valley’s Ribbit Capital

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Amit Gudka, co-founder of Bulb, on the biggest misconceptions of startup life and his proudest moment so far

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No more electronic ‘loose change’: innovative fintech charity payment scheme launched today across 6,000 UK schools
Chimni calls for the UK proptech community to work more closely with the housebuilding industry
Blockchain Conference: Blockchain Expo announces Berlin and North America dates

Driverless Cars


Amazon Alexa and driverless cars: The highlights from CES 2017
posted on January 10, 2017

Graeme Maguire, partner and global head of Tech and Comms at Bird & Bird UK, brings you the latest from this year’s CES tradeshow held in Vegas.

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Under the microscope: Driverless cars
posted on December 19, 2016

Kulraj Smagh, head of Open Innovation Group at EY, shares a human perspective on the technological, legal and moral developments of autonomous vehicles.

The Week in Tech

Just Eat invests in Flypay, driverless cars take to UK roads & more in the Week in Tech
posted on October 14, 2016

Welcome to your Week in Tech – a roundup of the week’s top technology news. This week we filmed from the new IT Technology Education Campus on the Isle of Man.


Over £14m in VC funding, Twitter’s legal battle & more in your Week in Tech
posted on September 23, 2016

Here’s your Week in Tech, presented by Emily Spaven and featuring the latest news from the global tech scene.


Queen’s Speech 2016: Government pledges to keep UK at forefront of technology
posted on May 18, 2016

The UK government has pledged to keep the country at the forefront of technology for new forms of transport as part of this year’s Queen’s Speech. Unveiled today, the Queen said new legislation would be introduced to “improve Britain’s competitiveness and make the United Kingdom a world leader in the digital economy”. “My ministers will…

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Could open innovation make your ambitions take flight?
posted on April 6, 2016

Cecilia Thirlway writes about innovation and creativity for open innovation platform Solverboard. In this article, she discusses why she thinks tech companies need to become more agile to keep up with competitors. The driverless car is one of the key ambitions of our age: the first team to achieve a commercially viable version will have…

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Why connected vehicle manufacturers should focus on security
posted on April 3, 2016

John Smith, principal solutions architect at Veracode, discusses why the connected car poses a significant challenge to the global car industry. Today is one of the most exciting times in the automotive industry’s history. Cars are communicating with each other, they’re telling us where available parking spaces are and in some cases they’re even doing…


Eight UK driverless car projects to get share of £20m government fund
posted on February 1, 2016

The UK Government is pouring a total of £20m into driverless car technology projects. According to a statement, the Government is distributing the funds across eight different projects which range from developing autonomous shuttles for visually-impaired passengers to new simulation trials for autonomous pods. The selected projects, the statement added, are the first to receive…

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UK government pumps £20m into driverless cars
posted on July 20, 2015

The UK government has revealed the first £20m of a fund to ease the passage of driverless cars into society and a Code of Practice to govern development and use. Whilst trials of driverless vehicles are already taking place in the UK the government is keen to ramp up development. Business secretary Sajid Javid said:…


Hailo protests against driverless cars by projecting cabbies’ faces onto London landmarks
posted on March 27, 2015

Image Credit: Matt Alexander/PA Wire Driverless cars will undoubtedly have a big part to play in the future of personal transport, with the likes of Google making big moves and Uber planning its own automated car research center. But the taxi industry isn’t happy about this, which is why e-transport company Hailo is aligning itself with the people who power what…


#Budget2015: £100m on driverless cars and £60m for energy accelerator
posted on March 18, 2015

Chancellor George Osborne has used his pre-election budget speech to unveil a £room investment in the driverless car industry. It’s not yet clear where the money will go, but he also outlined support for creating a “new generation of low emission vehicles”. Osborne also pledged £60m for the UK’s first energy research accelerator, to be located…

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Tech for good

Here’s how tech for good startups can maximise their chances of getting funded
posted 4 hours ago


Habito lands £5.5m in Series A round led by Silicon Valley’s Ribbit Capital
posted 11 hours ago

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Amit Gudka, co-founder of Bulb, on the biggest misconceptions of startup life and his proudest moment so far
posted on January 22, 2017


Top tech stats: HealthTech investments trends, AI within business & more
posted on January 21, 2017

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AI and the legal sector: Opportunities, challenges and predictions
posted on January 20, 2017


Q&A: Simon Freeman of Freestak on securing Angel investment, Brexit and overcoming ‘impostor syndrome’
posted on January 20, 2017