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Tech Nation (formerly Tech City UK and Tech North) aims to make the UK the best place to start and grow a digital business. 

We do this through business growth programmes, a visa scheme for exceptional talent, sharing digital entrepreneurship skills, and by championing the UK’s digital sector through data, stories and media campaigns.

Gerard Grech
CEO, Tech Nation

Eileen Burbidge MBE
Chair, Tech Nation

Press Releases

20 December 2018 – UK tech leads European success in 2018
27 November 2018 – Leading figures from UK tech appear in ‘Upscale’, Tech Nation’s first book
6 November 2018 – UK is biggest source of intra-Europe investment in early-stage companies
23 October 2018 – UK regions come to the fore in producing $1bn tech companies
11 October 2018 – Startup jobs multiply as Tech Valleys ambition takes off in Wales
4 October 2018 – Manchester startups raise over £200m in 2018 as city's tech sector continues to grow
27 September 2018 – Leeds digital tech sector thrives as mix of corporates and startups collaborate for success
19 September 2018 – Birmingham set for rapid tech growth as city embraces 5G trial
12 September 2018 – Bristol is UK's most productive tech cluster
6 September 2018 – Tech Nation names 20 Fintech companies to watch as UK Fintech goes from strength to strength
26 July 2018 – Belfast startups thrive on back of region’s skills and talent pool
19 July 2018 – Tech Nation Board focuses on founders with five new directors from across the UK
18 July 2018 – Reading digital density is seven times higher than UK average
27 June 2018 – North East rides tech wave after digital business births rocket
20 June 2018 – Scottish tech sector booms on back of talent and skills base
13 June 2018 – Fintech leaders will select candidates for Tech Nation's first every fintech programme
11 June 2018 – UK extends lead over Europe
23 May 2018 – Cambridge has double the tech density of the average UK cluster
17 May 2018 – Tech Nation Report 2018 Launch
3 May 2018 – Tech Nation Takes Off

Tech Nation Report 2018

Tech Nation Report 2018 is the most comprehensive guide to the UK’s digital tech ecosystem to date. Using a rich mix of official, open and web data, the Tech Nation Report 2018 dives deep inside the themes that are essential to the success of the UK’s tech entrepreneurs.

Explore the report to find out about the connections and collaborations that underpin UK tech, drive ambitious tech entrepreneurs and power economic growth.

Tech Nation Report 2018 data visualisations

The images below are taken from online interactive visualisations that we present in our online report. Feel free to use them in your publications. If you have any questions about the data or visualisations or indeed the report, please contact Nadia Kelly, our PR lead at

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