Tech City

Time for Digital Britain to Look Beyond the Silicon Roundabout

Shaa Wasmund | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK Tech
Shaa Wasmund

If the UK economy is to get back on its feet again, digital will be a key growth sector not just for the capital, but the whole country. It's a sector we must nurture - something that will be achieved through broadening, rather than limiting, the scale of our ambitions.

Boris Backing London's Tech is a Great Start

Russ Shaw | Posted 16.04.2013 | UK Tech
Russ Shaw

As the Mayor emphasised, emerging businesses need to be financially supported and nurtured. London is already home to the greatest concentration of tech firms in Europe and to enable this to continue, high growth small businesses need investment.

Let's Look to the East - End, That is - for Lessons on Economic Recovery

Stephen Caddick | Posted 30.03.2013 | UK Tech
Stephen Caddick

With an economy on life-support and no sign of recovery any time soon, we need to learn the lessons of the new ways of innovating which are emerging there - and central to this will be equipping graduates with the skills for a 21st century economy, not that of last century.

From Tech City to Smart City? The Growing Greentech Scene in London's Silicon Roundabout

Dr Max Nathan | Posted 12.02.2013 | UK Tech
Dr Max Nathan

Ministers are right to get excited. Inner East London is a key node in the capital's digital ecosystem. The Centre for London finds over 3200 digital economy firms there, supporting over 48,000 jobs.

Tech City: An Insider's Introduction to the People of the Roundabout

Reuben Sagar | Posted 11.02.2013 | UK Tech
Reuben Sagar

The past couple of weeks have been big ones in this small, traffic junction heavy part of London. Silicon Roundabout has cemented its position as the centre of the UK's tech industry.

A Practical Vision for Open Government

Francis Maude | Posted 10.02.2013 | UK Politics
Francis Maude

The movement for transparency and openness in government took decisive steps forward last week. As lead co-chair of the Open Government Partnership, the UK hosted the first ministerial level meeting in Britain of this growing international initiative. But this meeting wasn't just symbolically significant. We put in place key measures that will help move the OGP from fine words to accountable actions.

New Tech City Investments Are a Further Boost to Britain's Digital Aspirations

Russ Shaw | Posted 09.02.2013 | UK Tech
Russ Shaw

Berlin and other European cities are busily building their own digital clusters and have set their sights on being Europe's preferred destinations for the hottest new firms and the venture capital that will follow.

Massive Makeover For 'Tech City' Hub

PA | Posted 05.02.2013 | UK Tech

David Cameron and Boris Johnson have unveiled plans to transform Tech City in east London. The Old Street roundabout is to be given a £50 million ...

People, Not Technology are the Heart of London's Tech City

Stephen Caddick | Posted 30.12.2012 | UK Tech
Stephen Caddick

People like Shields don't move without good reason, and what usually attracts high fliers is a job with significant challenges but also unique potential. Tech City - regardless of what you think of it - has both in spades.

How Multinationals That Don't Pay Corporation Tax Could Help us All

Harry Freedman | Posted 22.12.2012 | UK Tech
Harry Freedman

What if these companies were to invest the equivalent amount of Corporation Tax they are saving, by supporting those start ups which at present cannot raise funding?

Education the Key to Ensuring Our Digital Future

Russ Shaw | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK Tech
Russ Shaw

This is an exciting time for East London. The regeneration of the Stratford area will prove one of the lasting Olympic legacies. Tech City, the cluster of digital and technology start-ups around the Old Street Roundabout, has mushroomed to 3,200 companies employing 48,000 people according to a new Centre for London report. In 2008 that number was a mere 15.

A Culture of Success Will be the Olympics' Greatest Legacy

Stephen Caddick | Posted 10.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Stephen Caddick

Britain's haul of gold medals in the Olympics has changed the nation's perceptions of our small island: we can emphatically be winners. Now is the time to celebrate Britain's success across more than just sport - our country, and London in particular, has quietly become one of the most amazing new hubs for digital, media and start-ups in the whole of Europe.

Paving the Way for British Innovation

Phil Smith | Posted 09.10.2012 | UK Tech
Phil Smith

Despite the uncertainty facing the nation in the current economic climate, there remain many high potential entrepreneurs in the UK. What amazes me is that while some are lacking the connections and resources to take their ideas to the next level, the relationship they have with technology is unique and their originality and affinity for IT is astonishing.

Tech City Investments Rack Up As Osborne Hails 'Purple Patch'

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 02.10.2012 | UK Tech

British technology has "hit a purple patch" the Chancellor will say today, as he announces a string of investments by major companies in the capital's...

Why Tech City Might Help Finance Re-Discover How to Innovate

Jannick Malling | Posted 30.09.2012 | UK Tech
Jannick Malling

The news that Eric Van Der Kleij, the outgoing chief executive of the Tech City Investment Organisation (TCIO), has taken up a new role as an advisor to Canary Wharf Group could have massive repercussions for the financial sector.

Tech City: The Other 'Team GB' to Get Behind This Summer

Russ Shaw | Posted 30.09.2012 | UK Tech
Russ Shaw

This summer's unabashed patriotism has not passed me by. But aside from our sportsmen and women, I will also be cheering on a very different 'Team GB'. Based just down the road from the Olympics base, its members have also made the UK a world-class contender in its field.

Amazon To Build Massive London Research Base

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 22.09.2012 | UK Tech

Amazon has announced it will open a research and development centre in London. The online retail giant said that the lab will help lead development...

Five Ingredients to Get the UK on the Entrepreneur Map

Tien Tzuo | Posted 02.09.2012 | UK Tech
Tien Tzuo

There is a lot that London and the UK can offer. London in particular is the mothership of global finance. The media industry is based here along with government and great universities and business schools. Also, English is the native language of the technology industry, so the UK has the advantage over other countries.

Michael Rundle

Boris Pitches His App Ideas To London's Tech Elite | Michael Rundle | Posted 29.06.2012 | UK Tech

Everyone has an idea for an App - including Mayor of London Boris Johnson. (In fact he has three.) The mayor used the official opening of Telef...

The Silicon Valley Ingredients Needed for London's Tech City

Tien Tzuo | Posted 15.08.2012 | UK Tech
Tien Tzuo

The rise of London's tech scene brings up an age old question: is Silicon Valley unique, and can its success be repeated elsewhere? At one point, Boston was the next Silicon Valley. And then Seattle.

The Growth Factory Report, 21st Century Industrial Strategy

Damian Collins | Posted 24.07.2012 | UK Politics
Damian Collins

The best economies are the ones that produce the best ideas and for the UK to remain a successful and creative economy it has to be a centre for ideas, risk taking and innovation. The role for government should be to create the conditions which make the best and most creative people want to stay in or come to the UK.

Innovation Starts at Home

Matt Churchill | Posted 02.06.2012 | UK Tech
Matt Churchill

In digital culture, we must not be afraid to fail; it's a well trodden mantra but must be re-emphasised to retain its clarity, importance and prominence in the way that we look to solve complex problems or connect with our audiences.

The Budget's 21st Century Industrial ambition

Damian Collins | Posted 21.05.2012 | UK Politics
Damian Collins

We should have an ambition for a Silicon Valley in Britain based around and extending out of Tech City. The support of the government for this has helped to persuade companies like Google to invest in creative and digital infrastructure in the UK, rather than in other European countries.

Time to Celebrate East London's Silicon Roundabout

Dee Doocey | Posted 12.05.2012 | UK Tech
Dee Doocey

Inner-city roundabouts are not the most obvious places to look for the next generation of digital entrepreneurs, but Old Street is not your usual roundabout.

Young Tech City Entrepreneurs Beat Youth Unemployment

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 20.02.2012 | UK Tech

What do you do when you've just left university and you're faced with the highest youth unemployment since 1992? London's young tech entrepreneurs ...