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UK Tech Hubs: Developer Placement Programme

International Tech Hub Team

International Tech Hub Team, October 2, 2019 — Digital

An exciting opportunity for UK senior technologistsApplications are now open for UK-based senior technologists working in fintech, healthtech, edtech or creative tech to join the UK South Africa Tech Hub Developer Placement programme. Selected participants will act as mentors, sharing their knowledge and skills with the newly graduated developers and providing feedback for the placement…

Go Global India 2019

International Tech Hub Team

, September 30, 2019 — Digital

Did you know that the UK’s tech sector is growing almost three times faster than the rest of the economy?And that the UK is ranked as one of the best places globally to start and grow a business. UK tech saw the highest venture capital investment in Europe in 2018 – £6.8 billion ($8.7bn) demonstrating the…

5G at the Bristol Harbour Festival

Antony Corfield

Antony Corfield, September 24, 2019 — Digital

WECA, Programme Manager (Sector Development)

  About 5G technology5G is not only about faster and seamless connectivity. One of the unique capabilities of 5G is the ability to tailor the network to cater for the different needs of the end user and process large amounts of data. This is crucial, particularly at a large, public event, where one network can…

Tabitha Goldstaub Reflects on the First AI Council Meeting

Tabitha Goldstaub

, — Digital

Tabitha Goldstaub is chair of the government’s AI Council and AI Business Champion.

I am reminded regularly by the community that if AI is responsibly built and safely adopted, it can help address a host of fundamental challenges – whether that’s building a health and social care system fit for the future, contributing to a thriving economy or creating innovative tools to help tackle the climate crisis. The…

National Coding Week 2019

Alice Bentinck

Alice Bentinck, September 20, 2019 — Digital

Co-founder, Entrepreneur First and CodeFirst:Girls

In today’s economy, coding is consistently listed as one of the most desirable skills by employers. Almost every business in the world, regardless of sector or function, now has a digital component – be it a simple website, a mobile app, or something much more sophisticated.There is a fast growing demand for individuals who can…

Applications open for TeXchange 2020: Healthcare Innovation

International Tech Hub Team

, September 9, 2019 — Digital

DCMS is building an International Tech Hub Network to support forward-thinking entrepreneurs around the globe; stimulate local digital economies; and facilitate innovation partnerships between local tech sectors and UK and international businesses. We are now calling for applications from healthtech startups in India, Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria to participate in an exciting network-wide programme ‘TeXchange…

National Data Strategy: our co-creation journey

Sasjkia Otto and Claire Donaldson

Sasjkia Otto and Claire Donaldson, August 27, 2019 — Digital

Vision Lead and Engagement Lead, National Data Strategy Team

The National Data Strategy team reflect on their findings from roundtable discussions as they move towards co-creating the long-term vision for the data ecosystemSince launching our call for evidence during Tech Week 2019, the government’s National Data Strategy (NDS) team has spoken with around 250 people from 200 different organisations in the public and private…

Durham University: (Northern) power to the tech sector 

Professor Gordon Love

Professor Gordon Love, August 15, 2019 — Digital

Head of Computer Science at Durham

Professor Gordon Love, Head of Computer Science at Durham, shines a light on the North’s flourishing tech sector.When you think of North East England, you might not think of a vibrant tech sector which is forecast to grow to £2.5bn by 2020. Or somewhere that has the second highest IT and software cluster growth in…

How the public sector can procure AI-powered solutions more effectively and responsibly

Sabine Gerdon

Sabine Gerdon, July 24, 2019 — Digital

Project lead at the Office for AI and Fellow at the World Economic Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

AI-powered technology has famously beaten Go masters and enabled self-driving cars to steer autonomously through city streets, and it also holds the promise of better delivery of public services and solving big public sector challenges. AI technologies have already helped to identify potentially blinding eye diseases and to investigate fraud cases more effectively. In the…

Go Global Africa 2019: three months on

Our first International Tech Hub Network programme was a resounding success! Participants returned home armed with new skills, ideas and connections, ready to share their knowledge and positive experience of the UK tech sector with their local business networks. Building global partnershipsGo Global Africa 2019 brought 18 of the most promising tech startups from Kenya,…