London Technology Week is currently under way. Running from the 15th – 21st June, the series of events, demonstrations, conferences and workshops will see up to 50,000 people from over 40 countries attend more than 200 events across the nation’s capital.
Featuring both domestic and international tech experts, the week-long initiative acts as a celebration of all things innovative in the world of technology, with many exhibitors taking the opportunity to launch new products, discussing opportunities and debate the issues facing the digital sector.
From tech in education to sport wearables, big data to hackathons, this diverse and dynamic event promises to build on the great success of 2014’s inaugural year.
UK tech in a healthy place
This month it was revealed that London was Europe was now the European capital of tech with more than three times as many start-up digital businesses as its nearest rival, Paris. Furthermore, it was claimed that London is now home to more startups than Silicon Valley.
While the UK is still a long way behind the USA in terms of tech enterprises, the rapid growth of the digital sector in London – claimed to be as much as 46% since the launch of Tech City in 2010 – is an example of the revolution in tech startups taking place throughout the country.
Other cities in the UK cannot hope to boast the kind of numbers posted by London’s tech explosion. But in areas such as the North West and North East a combination of funding opportunities, accelerator programmes and peer-to-peer mentoring initiatives are helping to support the growth of the industry. As a result, these regions are seeing a marked increase in employment opportunities for those with the relevant skills. This is an achievement in itself, and one that Kykloud is proud to be part of.
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