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The UK’s AI strategy: South West tech leaders share their thoughts

The UK Government announced this month its intentions to host “the first major global summit on AI safety” in September.

SWTD has spoken to prominent AI experts in the South West to share their views.

“Breakthroughs from AI continue to improve our lives”, the Government announcement states, “from enabling paralysed people to walk to discovering superbug-killing antibiotics....

Dr Richard Wilson OBE, TIGA’s CEO

UK games industry to receive multi-million pound funding boost

TIGA, the trade association representing the UK games industry, has welcomed the UK Government’s series of initiatives aimed at bolstering the creative industries, including the video games industry, but has called for a Video Games Investment Fund to be implemented next.

The UK Games Fund is set to receive an uplift of £5 million. With this additional funding, the UK Games Fund's...


Tech Nation to cease operations following funding withdrawal

Tech Nation , the government-backed supporter of the UK tech ecosystem, has today announced that it will cease operations from 31 March 2023.

The news follows a controversial decision last year by the UK government to award a £12.09m Digital Growth Grant to Barclays tech incubator Eagle Labs instead of the non-profit Tech Nation.

Tech Nation has described the closure as “a...

Sydney, Australia

Australian Government calls on South West startup to help with UK expansion of tech businesses

Bristol-based growth marketing startup HdE AGENCY has been selected by the Australian Trade and Investment Commission, Austrade , to help Australian exporters expand into the UK market.

HdE AGENCY will be using their specialist skills, knowledge and network to help connect ambitious Australian businesses across a variety of tech sectors to the UK market, starting with Fintech....