One of our core values as a team is real impact, ensuring that everything we do is having a positive benefit on the people we serve, namely, ambitious digital tech entrepreneurs across the country.
Our work is measured against a set of KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) through which we can be held accountable both by Government, who part fund us, as well as the companies we serve, who are integral to our success as an organisation.
Last year we underwent an independent impact evaluation by SQW (a provider of research, analysis and advice in economic and social development), which found that our activities provide both a benefit to the economy, as well as positively contributed to the “development of the digital tech community that is now less fragmented and is better networked and connected within the UK and internationally.” The report also found that Tech Nation generates at least £6 of return on every £1 invested, which is much higher than the industry average.
In order to track our success, we have a variety of different measures including but not limited to: the number of companies engaged on our Growth Programmes (as well as their regional breakdown), the number of live learners on our Digital Business Academy, the number of applicants that come through our Tech Nation Visa scheme, our digital reach, as well as the number of reports and articles we publish and the amount of media coverage they garner as a result.
Our Entrepreneur Engagement Management (EEM) network, based across 11 key regional clusters, helps connect on a local level and help the next generation of UK-based tech entrepreneurs through knowledge, skills, resources and connections.
If you would like to find out more about how we work, please get in touch with a member of our team.