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Finalists announced for the International Tech Hub Network’s Female Tech Founders and TeXchange programmes

DCMS International Tech Hubs team

DCMS International Tech Hubs team, January 13, 2020 — Digital

 The International Tech Hub Network has a busy 2020 ahead, delivering delegations and network-wide programmes, and launching Tech Hubs, all whilst continuing to support entrepreneurs around the world who are using technology to solve local development challenges.Finalists have been chosen for the first two network-wide programmes of the year, Africa-UK: Female Tech Founders taking place…

Reflections on Go Global India 2019

Gary Stewart

Gary Stewart, December 19, 2019 — Digital

Chief Executive & Co-Founder - The Nest

India is the futureAs I disembarked from my tuk tuk to attend the Go Global India pitching session in Bengaluru on 18 Nov, I had only one thought: India is the future. India is set to be the fastest growing G20 economy this year, and our two nations are top five investors in each other’s…

Go Global India 2019: A Start-up Journey

Anthony Catt

Anthony Catt, — Digital

Enterprise Academy

Opportunities in IndiaWidely recognised as a key emerging market, India has become a thriving hotbed for startups – with 1.4 billion people, even niche products have significant market potential. Businesses can gain great scale before even considering global markets, whilst still becoming well versed in international expansion due to the geographic size, diversity in markets…

National Data Strategy 2030 Vision: the public conversation begins

Sasjkia Otto, Vision Lead and Claire Donaldson, Engagement Lead

Sasjkia Otto, Vision Lead and Claire Donaldson, Engagement Lead, November 1, 2019 — Digital

The National Data Strategy team is travelling the country to learn how people from all walks of life want to live in 2030.The National Data Strategy (NDS) team was in Newcastle this Thursday. We want real people to be a meaningful part of developing our vision for good data use. This was the first in…

Encouraging conversations about loneliness

Baroness Diana Barran

Baroness Diana Barran, October 15, 2019 — Civil Society

Minister for Civil Society

One year ago we launched the government’s first ever loneliness strategy, following recommendations from the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness. It set out almost 60 new commitments from nine government departments, marking a shift in the way we see and act on loneliness, both within government and in society more broadly.In the strategy we committed…

What it means to be a public service mutual: In Conversation

Charlie Morgan

Charlie Morgan, October 11, 2019 — Civil Society

Policy Adviser, Government Inclusive Economy Unit

What is a Public Service Mutual, and what does ‘spinning out’ consist of? What does it really mean to be employee owned, and what has it all got to do with public services? Public Service Mutuals can seem confusing even to those who have heard of them before, so what better place to start than…

National Libraries Week 2019

Helen Whately

Helen Whately, October 9, 2019 — Libraries

Minister for Libraries

Every Saturday as a child, while my mum went to the supermarket, I went to the local library. I would come home with as many books as I could borrow: books I could lose myself in, characters I could imagine myself as, and adventures I could dream of embarking on. Back then, the library was…