Building a local #tech community
If you follow us on twitter (either @HuwSayer or @Business_Write) you will know we are keen promoters of East Anglia’s tech community. This is partly out of local pride: we live in a dynamic region with globally competitive companies and we want more people to recognise it. 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.”
However, our main motivation is to encourage more inward investment, particularly into companies developing advanced and disruptive technologies. An innovation culture is vital to driving economic growth – and makes the business environment so much more interesting. It is also necessary for creating the rewarding careers that will encourage talented young people with good STEM qualifications to stay in the region.
Get your business on the Tech Map of East Anglia
Along with other business leaders in the region we are trying to persuade Tech City UK to recognise Norwich as a rising tech cluster and the main hub for East Anglia. So we have been delighted with the response of the local tech community to this initiative to map all the tech companies in the region. Thank you to the @NTJMagazine for making this possible by setting up the map – and to everyone who has taken part so far. If you know of any business, whether a start-up sole trader or an established listed company, that should be on this map please let them know about it.
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