Digital Ecosystem Builders
At Tech City UK we have supported the unparalleled growth of the UK tech and digital-ecosystem for nearly a decade now. Today London is the uncontested No 1 city for tech entrepreneurship in Europe, globally only rivalled by the Silicon Valley and New York. Many more vibrant clusters have sprung up all across the country.
Tech City UK initially earned its reputation as a successful cheerleader for the digital tech entrepreneur. Since the organisation has evolved into one of the most renown ecosystem initiatives globally, driving the success of digital entrepreneurs and the overall digital ecosystem by improving the supply of (and removing barriers to) skills, talent, investment, and infrastructure and by connecting stakeholders in the UK and abroad.
With Tech City Consulting we share our expertise with cities and clusters abroad to help spark and accelerate their development. We also seek to build lasting network connectivity, all across the world. We work with key stakeholders, both public and private, to build out existing initiatives, address specific gaps and to help overcome barriers to success.
From sparking ideas and catalyzing discussion, to building entire ecosystems, we convene leaders in government, academia, private enterprise and the tech community to drive entrepreneurial culture, develop digital talent, support founders throughout the life cycle of their businesses and to build profile for the tech sector, at home and abroad.
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Why a thriving tech ecosystem matters
The landscape of innovation is fundamentally changing, putting pioneering entrepreneurs and their start-up businesses right at the centre of open innovation processes.
Any successful economy in the age of the digital transformation today is aspiring to hosting a thriving tech ecosystem, to create new digital jobs as well as to keep their existing industries relevant.
Working with our clients on ecosystem development projects we address the key factors and drivers that make for a successful and sustainable ecosystem.
The results are most impressive in respect to gains in competitiveness, economic growth and the creation of attractive employment. Visit our Tech Nation Report 2017 to see what can be achieved.
Who we work with
We seek to convene a broad range of stakeholders all across the ecosystem. This includes involving government and public-sector agencies, regulators, academic and research institutions, private corporations and the tech community.
We frequently work with ecosystem initiatives and their stakeholders all over the world. And once our initial project work is complete, we seek to build lasting relationships and foster the exchange of ideas, people and businesses amongst our ecosystems.
Government & Regulators
Successful ecosystems typically show a strong government and policy involvement.
We help government leaders to understand tech ecosystem dynamics, we review and benchmark existing policy and we provide recommendations for improving local policy and regulatory frameworks. Our KPI based reporting helps validating the impact of government initiatives and public sector investment.
We seek to inspire community building and Peer2Peer learning and exchange. At home and with peers in other clusters and geographies abroad.
And with our life cycle programmes we support tech businesses in their most critical phases, from initial concept to international scaling and exit.
See examples of our work for the UK tech community here.
Academic and Research Institutions
We understand the critical role academic institutions can and should play in the development of tech ecosystems.
We advise on the inclusion of entrepreneurship curricular, we facilitate organisational and cultural change to encourage entrepreneurship and an effective approach to commercialisation and we seek to inspire the set up of technology transfer units and spin-off programmes.
Corporations and SMEs
We believe in the merit of copetition and collaboration with corporates benefiting from access to new ideas and start-ups leveraging the technical skill and geographic reach of established organisations.
Building great relationship between established and pioneering new businesses though is not easy. Which is why we advise on critical issues such as culture, organisation and legal frameworks to ensure effective collaboration.
We advice on those areas where Support Organisations can create most value:
– Advocacy: Providing a voice for tech communities in their relationship with government and big industry
– Life Cycle Programmes: Addressing market failures and organising support programmes and resource
– Profile: Beating the drum for the attractiveness of the ecosystem, at home and abroad.
We seek to assemble the most effective combination of local implementation partners that are deeply embedded in the local economy and society as well as international aid and development agencies.
Our KPI and benchmark driven approach is supported by Startup Genome enabling us to to compare and benchmark with similar hubs globally.
Working with us
We love to exchange ideas and to build new relationships. And if we can support you in your ecosystem development we would like to hear about it. Please contact us to arrange for a more detailed discussion.