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Tech Nation winds-down after grant funding is cut

AFTER a decade as a government-backed organisation in the UK scale-up ecosystem, Tech Nation will cease operations and seeks to transfer its assets. The decision...
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Seers seek signs for tech sector future

TEN EXPERTS from tech consultancy Opencast have a guess at what we might see in 2023. Co-founder Mike O’Brien kicks off: “More focus on resilience...
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Warehouse? There house! Sector thinks laterally

Commercial proptech is facing challenges and changing demands, writes PAULIUS KVEDARAS THE RECESSION is raising interest rates, causing property yields and prices to shrink. With...
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Autonomous drone tech ‘could add billions to UK economy’

THE UK government is considering a landmark national strategy for drone technology that could spawn jobs and drive economic growth. A White Paper, A National...
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How — and why — to build a digital ecosystem

By MARK WASS THE VALUE of a digital ecosystem is that it simplifies connections between partners via a centralised point. No single stakeholder needs to own...
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Online shift has banks shutting shop

HIGH street bank branches are shutting as people turn to online services and money management. Which? magazine reports that 5,355 bank and building society branches...
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Zoom meeting from a bomb shelter in Ukraine…

‘Yesterday afternoon,’ writes ANNABEL CLEMENTSON, who submitted the following media release to BV, ‘I joined a call with team members from Ukraine’s Diia.City programme...
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Never mind phishing: look out for whalers

“WHALING” — cyberattacks targeting organisation heads — is on the rise. A typical whaler will masquerade as a senior executive of a company and ask...
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Rising investment in UK climate tech development

INTERNATIONAL investment into UK climate tech companies risen from $4m in 2021 to $7.5bn this year — and the figure could rise to £20bn...
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NFTs are down — as are sports stars who bought them

AMERICAN football wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr holds the dubious distinction of being the athlete who has lost the most money on NFTs. Following the...