In November 2010 David Cameron delivered a speech in East London which identified the aim of the UK “becoming the most attractive place in the world to start and invest in innovative technology companies”. [Full transcript]
Over the next few weeks the CIKTN will be working with UK Trade & Investment to explore the current landscape, issues and necessary actions to deliver the development of the UK as a global centre of digital innovation.
But any discussion on this has to identify and answer some basic and fundamental questions:
What are the UK’s digital USP’s? Where do we have a competitive advantage?
Aside from Silicon Roundabout, the focus of Cameron’s speech, where in the UK are the other technology hotspots? [Guardian start-up mapping Nov 2010]
What are the advantages and disadvantages of establishing a tech innovation start up in the UK?
I’d be interested in your thoughts and opinions to input into the process.
To kick off here’s a blog on the DCMS site by Clare Reddington of the Pervasive Media Studio highlighting the innovation cluster around Bristol – Silicon Gorge