Technology

Technology businesses are at the heart of the UK economy, making cities greener and underpinning the financial, health, manufacturing, and mobility sectors.

Pioneering

The UK has one of the world’s largest technology ecosystems with thousands of tech start-ups, built around a strong entrepreneurial culture.

Multi-purpose

UK technology fuels our most successful sectors, including digital, healthcare, transport, creative, entertainment, financial services, cyber security, agriculture, and communications.

Diverse

Many of the world’s best-known companies use technology innovations from the UK including artificial intelligence, Internet of things, data centres, and 5G communication.

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London, UK

5

cities among Europe's top 20 cities for tech investment

4th

most innovative place in the world

Global Innovation Index 2019

£151bn

digital technology turnover in 2019

$13.2bn

raised for tech startups in 2019

$585bn

is the value of the UK tech startup and scale up ecosystem

9%

Global leadership

The third largest digital technology sector in the world means the UK is a global technology leader, with the state-of-the-art capabilities and resources to stay ahead of the curve.

Unicorns

There were 7 new unicorns in the UK in 2020, taking the total to 80; more than Germany and France combined.

Investors

UK tech VC investment is third in the world, hitting a record high of $15bn in 2020 beyond only the USA and China.

AI

In the last decade, the AI sector has increased by 145%. London has been named the AI European capital, home to almost double the AI companies compared to other major European cities such as Berlin or Paris.

Talent for tech

‘The UK provides us with access to one of the main centres for machine learning in the world. Our success is driven by our people, and in Cambridge we are able to attract the best talent in the world from the best universities across the country.’ Matt Hudson, CEO Invenia Labs

Next steps

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