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Tech in Edinburgh: The challenges and opportunities
posted on April 5, 2017

Tech City UK’s Tech Nation Tour stopped off in Edinburgh last night, with the findings of the Tech Nation report presented to an audience of local tech community members at co-working space CodeBase.

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Some 74% of people in UK tech believe ‘business will be affected by Brexit’
posted on July 13, 2016

Some 74% of people working in tech believe the business environment may get worse as a result of Brexit. The research carried out by Tech City UK –  a publicly funded organisation set up by David Cameron – also found that 85% of those surveyed wanted to see the government negotiate to remain part of the European Single…

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UK tech community reacts to Brexit
posted on June 24, 2016

The UK’s tech community has reacted to today’s Brexit vote. The results, announced early this morning, saw 48.1% of voters asking to remain in the European Union (EU), whilst the remaining 51.9% voted for a Brexit. The news comes after various surveys conducted across the industry showed the tech sector’s overall support for remaining within…

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Tech City UK names 30 tech companies joining its Upscale scheme
posted on January 28, 2016

Tech City UK has announced the inaugural list of 30 digital companies joining its new Upscale programme. As part of the scheme, participants will get advice from coaches, who have a proven track record of developing successful tech companies across the globe. The coaches will include Skype founder Niklas Zennström, Techstars co-founder Brad Feld, and Unruly…

Tech City UK launches new free online courses for entrepreneurs
posted on October 7, 2015

Having already welcomed 18,000 learners through its virtual doors, Tech City UK has unveiled three new learning programmes for startups and budding entrepreneurs enrolling in its Digital Business Academy. The latest topics, which bring total free courses on offer to 11, include: How to Track Performance in Early-stage Startups How to Manage Customers How to Use…

Can London become the #cleantech capital of the world?
posted on September 7, 2015

There is some dispute about what exactly we mean by cleantech, perhaps because it encompasses areas as diverse as the hard engineering of renewable solutions, recycling services and cleanweb digital tech. The increasing efforts to create smart cities, including the likes of Canary Wharf Group’s Cognicity accelerator programme, can be seen to demonstrate the application…

WeWork opens 3,000-seat workspace on Moorgate
posted on July 1, 2015

WeWork is opening its largest ever workspace in London, housing 3,000 members across eight floors. Tech City UK and KweekWeek are already signed up to take space at the building on Moorgate, which opens its first phase today, with the remaining areas all going live by this September. Gerard Grech, Tech City UK CEO, said: “Collaboration is…

Hunt is on for next Future Fifty startups
posted on October 30, 2014

Tech City UK has today opened applications for startups looking to join the next Future Fifty cohort. The programme, launched in October 2013, provides support to high-growth companies and includes tech giants eToro, JustEat and SwiftKey among others. Since its foundation, the first group of 50 companies has generated an estimated £2.1bn in net revenue,…

Exclusive: Joanna Shields becomes PM’s Digital Economy Adviser
posted on July 29, 2014

Tech City News can exclusively confirm Joanna Shields has been appointed to David Cameron’s Digital Taskforce as an adviser on the Digital Economy. This confirmation follows speculation across the media. The Government’s Digital Taskforce is led by Francis Maude MP and supported by the newly appointed Digital Economy Minister Ed Vaizey. Continuing role at Tech…

Tech talent flourishes at the Apps for Good Awards
posted on June 25, 2014

Britain’s finest young tech talent was on show last night at the 2014 Apps for Good Awards. Held at the Barbican, 18 teams of students pitched to a panel of judges including CEO of Tech City Gerard Grech and founder of Lastminute.com Baroness Martha Lane Fox. Winning apps included I’m Okay which provides support for young…

New £1m competition hopes to find the thing in Internet of Things
posted on June 17, 2014

Digital is taking over the physical. It’s predicted that by 2020 nearly 26 billion physical devices will be transmitting data to each other via the internet. Announced by David Cameron in March, a £1m Launchpad competition seeking world-leading innovation in Internet of Things technologies is now open. The competition is open to all European entrepreneurs, as…

Britain is leading the way in attracting overseas specialist tech talent
posted on June 12, 2014

What does it take to ramp up a successful digital business? A big part of the answer lies with finding the right people. The potent mix of brainpower and practical skills can help grow a small-to-medium business into an international heavyweight. You need only look at Hailo, HouseTrip and Reflections Interactive (acquired by Ubisoft) to…

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