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The World’s Best Cities Ranking for Technology

The World's Best Cities Ranking for Technology

Venture capital investment hotspots, tech cities are outperforming other global centers. GDP in the ‘Savills’ 30’ is set to rise by 36 percent in the next decade, compared to just 19 percent across other developed cities.

via World Economic Forum

How Europe Can Build a Leading Technology Hub

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Silicon Valley holds less than 0.1% of the world’s population (3 million people) and yet they’ve launched nearly half of the most valuable tech companies in the world, with a valuation of more than $100 billion.

Source: World Economic Forum

How the UK will Boost Digital Economy Jobs and Growth

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The UK is already home to more than 200,000 digital businesses supporting more than 1.4 million jobs – with the fastest growing-digital hubs from 2010-14 in Southampton, West Cornwall and Dundee.

Source: GOV.UK

London Digital Tech Sector will Add £12 billion to Local Economy

Over the next decade, the London digital technology sector is expected to grow at a rate of 5.1 percent per year. This will create an additional £12 billion of economic activity and 46,000 new jobs in the UK capital.

And the tech sector in London, South East and East England – including Oxford and Cambridge – is growing faster than California.

via TechCityInsider

Explore Hackney House Events during SXSW in Austin, Texas

The award-winning alternative London, UK creative tech trade mission is back. Hackney House Austin 2014 opens on Friday 7 March and runs all weekend through to Monday 10 March.

We are based at 721 Congress Avenue, corner of 8th Street, Austin, TX 78701.

via Hackney House

How TechHub is Helping BT Crowdsource Startup Talent

Innovative tech products developed by entrepreneurs will be brought to a wide UK audience through BT’s expertise and promotional might. BT is working with TechHub to give the tech startup community a massive boost.

The first opportunity invites innovators to present product prototypes that take advantage of superfast broadband, but each programme will have a different tech focus.

via TechHub

How the iCITY London Plan will Sustain 2012 Olympic Legacy

iCITY is comprised of three main buildings, containing over a million square feet of space to design and develop. The three buildings are the 300,000 sq ft former Press Centre; the 850,000 sq ft former Broadcast Centre, and a 750 seat auditorium.

The global digital economy is expanding and increasing in value.  The digital economy is even more important in the UK. The digital share of Britain’s GDP is the biggest digital share of national GDP of the G20 countries, and it’s forecast to increase by a third in 2016.

via iCITY London

Why Seed Money Can’t Solve the London Tech City Talent Shortfall

To spawn the next Facebook or Twitter, first launch a start-up contest. Promise the winner a sizeable equity investment, say £1 million plus, and let firms from all over the world compete. Among the entries there will surely be a hit.

Yet Britain still makes it hard for start-ups to grow. “We have 100 vacancies, but we’ll be fortunate if we can fill half with hires in the UK,” says Errol Damelin, the boss of Wonga.

via The Economist

Explore BL_NK – Hackney’s Creative Business Community


Building on the success of its award-winning Hackney House initiative, Hackney Council and partners are set to launch BL-NK, a unique venue for Hackney’s creative business community.

It has been created to serve as a hub for showcasing local projects and encouraging inward investment for Hackney and East London businesses and initiatives, whose huge variety mirrors that of this thriving community.

via bl_nk.

Digital Britain: RAPTOR, a Catalyst for Economic Growth

Driving innovation through the start-up program, RAPTOR has been a catalyst for their innovation strategy. The RAPTOR program is a local stakeholder collaboration between Cisco, Living PlanIT, Infusion and Digital Enterprise Greenwich.

This program is designed to enable start-ups gain access to Technology Strategy Board (TSB) funding, provide expert mentoring to entrepreneurs that helps them develop their products and facilitate introductions to Cisco customers for pilot testing.

via Connected Life Exchange