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At a glance – the UK Innovation Strategy

At a glance – the UK Innovation Strategy

The UK Innovation Strategy sets out the government’s vision to make the UK a global hub for innovation by 2035. Key Actions Pillar 1: Unleashing Business – We will fuel businesses who want to innovate. • Increase annual public investment on R&D to a record £22...

The UK hits milestone of 100 tech unicorns

The UK hits milestone of 100 tech unicorns

In June the UK tech sector reached new heights with 100 UK tech companies valued at $1bn or more, according to new data from Dealroom and Tech Nation. Digital Secretary Oliver Dowden said: “Smashing through this milestone cements the UK’s place as one of the...

Equity investment in SMEs reached a record £8.8bn in 2020

Equity investment in SMEs reached a record £8.8bn in 2020

Equity investment in the UK’s smaller businesses increased by 9% in 2020 to £8.8bn, reveals the British Business Bank’s annual Small Business Equity Tracker. The strong momentum continued into Q1 2021, with the total value of equity investment in smaller businesses...

Merger dubbed the ‘Apple of quantum computing’

Merger dubbed the ‘Apple of quantum computing’

Quantum computing is one of those technologies that, like artificial intelligence, has been attracting the interest of investors for some time - even though few can actually explain what it involves. The technology, put very simply, involves harnessing quantum physics...

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