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.
Tech for Social Good in UK tech
24 Apr 2019: We found that the UK is a global centre for socially responsible technology innovation. ‘Tech for social good’ companies were worth £2.3 billion in 2018, with a turnover of £732 million – larger than the amount generated by the manufacture of consumer electronics in the UK (£634 million).
Diversity and inclusion in UK tech companies
30 Oct 2018: 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.
Artificial Intelligence: mapping global AI
4 Oct 2018: 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.
UK tech leads European success in 2018
20 Dec 2018: 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.
Tech Nation Report 2018
17 May 2018: Tech Nation’s flagship report, the state of the UK tech nation, found that UK sigital tech expanding 2.6x faster than the rest of the UK economy in 2017. In 2017 the digital tech sector was worth nearly £184bn to UK economy, up from £170bn in 2016. And the UK has digital suburbs not just cities.
Northern Tech 100 League Table
1 Jun 2018: 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.
Northern Investment Index
2017: 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.