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Tech Nation Report 2018

Explore the connections and collaborations that underpin UK tech, drive ambitious tech entrepreneurs and power economic growth.

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We're always looking to ensure we're delving into the topics that matter most to UK tech, and provide the data the ecosystem needs to optimise growth.

Our research informs startups, corporates and policymakers on the challenges and opportunities in the UK’s thriving tech sector and underpins the data-driven approach to the work we do.

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The state of the Tech Nation

Tech Nation Report 2017
Tech Nation Report 2016
Tech Nation Report 2015

Diversity and inclusion in UK tech companies

Summary: We found that the state of diversity among directors of UK tech companies is unbalanced, and for the first time this research backs up with data-based findings, anecdotal reports of unrepresentative directorship.

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Artificial Intelligence: mapping global AI

Summary: Tech Nation and data.world have worked together to map Artificial Intelligence business and innovation globally.  This research provides clarity at a time when the rate of change in the area makes for a challenging but potentially highly rewarding business climate.

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Northern Tech 100 League Table

Summary: The Northern Tech 100 league table ranks the top 100 fastest-growing tech companies in the North, celebrating some of the region’s most exciting startups and scaleups.

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Northern Investment Index

Summary: 2017 was the strongest year on record for Northern tech investment – a total of £432m was raised with 113 individual deals made, according to the Tech North Investment Index report.

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UK’s leadership in European tech accelerates

Summary: The UK is now home to 15 unicorns and six cities have produced so-called unicorns – $1bn tech companies – according to research prepared for Tech Nation and the Government’s Digital Economy Council by Dealroom.co.

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UK tech leads European success in 2018

Summary: It has been another remarkable year for UK tech, with the UK again attracting more venture capital investment than anywhere else in Europe, with £6.3bn ($7.9bn) in funding from investors.

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Tech Nation Talent Reports 

Summary: A four-part series of reports on the talent and skills dynamics of the UK tech sector.

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