Category: UKTCG News

South West cluster report published

The South West is the latest region to be covered in the “12 Clusters of Tech” series produced by the UK Tech Cluster Group in collaboration with London Tech Week.

The report, which is the tenth in the series, covers:

  • An overview of the tech landscape in South West of England
  • Profiles on the Established Tech Leaders ( including Dyson, IMDb and Future Publishing)
  • Scaleup Stories (the tech companies spearheading growth)
  • Ones to Watch (uncover the rising stars…)
  • Deep dive into the region’s cluster hotspots including Telecoms, CreaTech and Data/AI

The final two reports, to be published over the summer, will cover the South East and London. All of the reports published so far are available from the London Tech Week website.

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12 Clusters of Tech Update

The East of England is the focus of the latest “12 Clusters of Tech” report, produced by the UK Tech Cluster Group in collaboration with London Tech Week.

The ‘12 Clusters of Tech’ initiative, launched at the end of last year, is exploring the unique ecosystems and tech trends in every region of the UK.

The campaign aims to definitively map the UK tech scene, highlighting and promoting the best businesses, innovators and thinkers operating in all corners of the UK.

Nine reports have now been published, covering:

  • The North East
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland
  • Yorkshire and the Humber
  • The North West
  • Wales
  • The West Midlands
  • The East of England

The reports shine a spotlight on businesses, highlighting startups, SMEs and the established bigger companies which together form the engine room of Britain’s booming tech sector.

All of the reports are available on the London Tech Week website.

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Birmingham Tech joins UK Tech Cluster Group

Birmingham Tech CIC, the organisation responsible for promoting and coordinating the West Midlands Tech ecosystem, has joined the UK Tech Cluster Group (UKTCG), a group of organisations that work with and have a deep insight into geographical clusters of technology and digital businesses across the UK.

Birmingham Tech will now share knowledge from the West Midlands tech ecosystem, joining other regional tech clusters across the UK.

Yiannis Maos, CEO of Birmingham Tech commented:

“It’s great to be working with the UK Tech Cluster Group and we are very proud to be feeding in understanding of the West Midlands region. Through this new appointment, we will continue to work closely with our partners to ensure newfound insight and opportunities are shared – enabling an ecosystem built on collaboration and knowledge. This comes at an exciting time for the West Midlands tech cluster with EA’s recent acquisition of Codemasters for $1.2 billion and Goldman Sachs announcing they are to open a Tech Hub in Birmingham. Working with the UKTCG will also ensure we collectively make the case for more investment in our tech clusters.”

The organisations that make up the UKTCG are all focused on growing tech businesses, championing innovation and building stronger regional economies. Together, they work with thousands of companies and organisations, delivering regional programmes and events and connecting businesses with collaborators, funders and talent.

David Dunn, Chair of the UK Tech Cluster Group and CEO of Sunderland Software City, commented:

“It’s great to have Birmingham Tech join the UKTCG and have Yiannis join our team. We already have a wealth of insight from across the UK and having the West Midlands represented will only strengthen our knowledge and capability – making our voice even stronger at national level. Working alongside Birmingham Tech and our other representatives, we will continue to ensure that our regional tech clusters get the support they need to drive forward our regional economies.”

The UKTCG, in collaboration with London Tech Week, recently published the 12 Clusters of Tech report into the West Midlands which highlights some of the 13,000 tech firms employing over 100,000 people across the region. You can read the report here.

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