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Welcome to Tech Nation 2017, a journey across the UK’s digital landscape that provides a data-rich analysis of Britain’s thriving digital economy and clusters.
In this, our third annual report, we shine the spotlight on the UK’s digital tech economy. We highlight innovation in every corner of the UK, from Bristol to Edinburgh, with over 60 company case studies. London continues to be an international digital powerhouse and its ripples are increasingly spreading throughout the nation.
Tech Nation 2017 gives the clearest indication yet that the UK possesses unrivalled digital tech specialisms. The digital economy is growing twice as fast as the wider economy, with an economic output of close to £100 billion per year.
This year’s Tech Nation 2017 survey received the largest response yet from the
UK tech community. We received more than 2,700 submissions, roughly half of them from CEOs. They told us about the achievements they’re celebrating and the challenges they face. They help us see what needs to be done to stay ahead in this global race.
Brexit will bring both challenges and opportunities; the two key drivers of growth are talent and investment. Our survey respondents were unequivocal: maintaining strong access to both is crucial as we propel ahead. We believe it can be done.