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The UK’s northern technology sector is leading the way in tech innovation

The UK’s northern technology sector is leading the way in tech innovation

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The North East of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Yorkshire & Humber are fast becoming new powerhouses for UK tech innovation. 

An initiative from London Tech Week and UK Tech Cluster Group highlights the critical levelling-up taking place across the UK tech ecosystem, showing how these regions are playing an increasingly important role. 

Leading global tech brands are choosing to set up in these areas, which are also now fertile breeding grounds for some of the very best start-ups and SMEs in the sector. 

The encouraging geographical shift is highlighted in the first four reports from the ‘12 Clusters of Tech initiative’, which is definitively mapping the whole of UK tech. 

These reports are the first in a series of 12, which will show key technology trends and provide an invaluable guide to every corner of Britain’s tech community.

The reports show the rise of different types of tech across the regions. In the North East, AI and immersive tech are flourishing. In Northern Ireland, HealthTech and FinTech are dominating and in Scotland cybersecurity and Mobility-as-a-Service are growing fast.

Recent research from GP Bullhound highlights that the fastest-growing northern tech companies are well distributed across the whole of the region – but particularly in the North West and Yorkshire. 

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