Norwich is now an official UK Tech Cluster
Congratulations to all the digital and tech companies across the East who took part in Tech City UK’s #TechNation survey in autumn 2014. Thanks to your efforts, Tech City UK has named Norwich as one of the UK’s 21 Tech Clusters. As a result, national policy makers will now see the scale of the East’s innovation community.
We’ve come a long way since August 2014 when this article, Norwich Ready to Join A List of Technology Centres, appeared in the EDP. That’s in large part down to our community’s shared sense of purpose and pride in the depth of talent across our region. Talent that was much in evidence during the highly successful SyncTheCity 54-hour Startup Weekend.
The 2015 #TechNation report recognised Norwich for its:
“Growing startup scene supported by one of the highest concentrations of academic research parks in the UK.”
It also commended Norwich for its “burgeoning creative industries” and access to strong business networks (such as Hot Source, Sync Norwich, and Norfolk Developers (which runs NorDevCon) – as well as The Norfolk Tech Journal).
Now we must build on this success. Norwich’s place in this report is a great step forward but we must continue to build the city’s reputation as a tech hub with a young, dynamic and sizeable talent pool. That’s how we will keep our brightest and best here – and attract the inward investment our regional economy needs. Do your bit by joining the various technology forums and networking groups – and by sharing the #TechNation report news with your business contacts.
As the Chancellor recently said:
“East Anglia is one of the fastest growing regions in the country and is establishing itself as a world leader in science, technology and manufacturing.”
Let’s keep it that way.
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