Tech City has generated much excitement, and it is not hard to see why. In the midst of a recession, the UK’s digital economy appears to be growing and at the heart of it are the digital firms that form east London’s tech cluster.
The Government’s Tech City policy is focused on supporting digital entrepreneurs, attracting foreign investment and the potential of the Olympic Park as a site for digital firms in the future.
This new report picks apart these three strands of policy and suggests a revised and more focused approach. The research also looks at the rise of these ‘micro-multinational’ digital firms and asks how London can continue to provide the right environment for them to grow.