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Meet the bright UK-South Africa Tech Hub alumni who have taken the first steps to expanding into the UK market

UK South Africa Tech Hub – January 2020 programmeAt the UK-South Africa Tech Hub, we look to equip entrepreneurs with the right skills, mentoring and introductions to scale locally and globally – while sharing UK expertise and best practices to stimulate local digital economies​. We build high-end digital skills, and forge innovation partnerships between local tech sectors…

Oliver Dowden’s statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 30 May 2020

Oliver Dowden

, May 30, 2020 — Culture

The Rt Hon Oliver Dowden CBE MP Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Secretary gave the 30 May 2020 daily press briefing on the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Let me begin with the latest figures: 4,171,408 tests for coronavirus have now been carried out in the UK, including 127,722 tests carried out yesterday; 272,826 people have tested positive, that’s an increase of…

Using Telemedicine in the fight against COVID-19

Dr Funmi Adewara

, April 28, 2020 — Digital

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered an unprecedented demand for digital health technology solutions and has brought to the fore many successful business solutions that are helping to tackle the spread of the disease in a race to flatten the curve and reduce its catastrophic impact on our lives. The United Nations has estimated that the…

Mush hosts virtual meet-ups for new mums

Sarah Hesz

Sarah Hesz, March 30, 2020 — Civil Society

Co-founder of Mush

On a missionAt Mush, we have been on a mission since 2016 to connect mums in order that they feel happy, confident and supported. My co-founder and I created the free app to find local mum friends when we became maternity leave buddies after a chance meeting in a rainy playground. We know how isolating…

Improving online safety through safety technology

Caroline Dinenage MP

Caroline Dinenage MP, March 11, 2020 — Digital

Minister of State for Digital and Culture

‘Safety Tech’ products and services help make online platforms safer for users, through practices such as moderation and filtering. This sector plays a hugely important role within the landscape of online safety, and is growing fast – 33% growth year on year. With many start-ups across the country, including hubs in Edinburgh and Leeds, the…

My journey from coder to venture capitalist

June Angelides

June Angelides, March 7, 2020 — Digital

Venture Capitalise and Diversity Advocate

One of the things I love the most about International Women’s Day is the stories that surface of everyday inspirational heroes. A lot of them have carved out a career for themselves and turned bumps along the way into trampolines into the next exciting adventure.My journey has been equally “squiggly” and I am grateful for…

TeXchange: presenting innovative digital solutions to combat healthcare challenges

International Tech Hub Team

, February 25, 2020 — Digital

TeXchange, the UK-Israel Tech Hub’s flagship programme co-delivered with the wider International Tech Hub Network, took place in the first week of February, bringing healthtech startups from Israel, Nigeria, India and South Africa to London. The programme supports scale-up tech ventures to expand into the UK market by exposing British businesses to the world’s brightest…

Celebrating a successful Africa-UK: Female Tech Founders programme

International Tech Hub Team

, January 30, 2020 — Digital

Last week, 20-22 January 2020, the International Tech Hub welcomed 15 enthusiastic and inspiring tech entrepreneurs from across Africa to the UK, to participate in the inaugural Africa-UK: Female Tech Founders programme. The programme Across three days, our Founders discovered the UK’s thriving tech ecosystem through a series of masterclasses, tailored networking opportunities and workshops.The programme…

Applications open for Go Global Africa 2020

DCMS International Tech Hubs team

DCMS International Tech Hubs team, January 20, 2020 — Digital

The International Tech Hub Network’s Go Global Africa returns in 2020, following the success of the inaugural network-wide programme last year. Some of the most innovative startups working in FinTech, AgriTech, HealthTech and Clean Energy from across Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa will be invited to join in-country masterclasses as well as a UK programme.Africa…