Culture Secretary: UK Israel Tech Hub to be model for five new international hubs

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Karen_BradleySecretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Rt. Hon. Karen Bradley MP, this week unveiled the UK’s new Digital Strategy, where she revealed that the UK-Israel Tech Hub will be the model for five new international tech hubs in emerging markets.

The UK Israel Tech Hub was launched in 2011 and was the first of its kind, bringing together hundreds of companies from both countries and resulting in dozens of business collaborations.

The Culture Secretary wrote in an article for Wired this week:  “The new network of tech hubs will be modelled on the successful UK Israel Tech Hub, which, since its creation in 2011, has enabled over 80 commercial partnerships between the UK and Israel, generating deals worth £62 million”.

Ms Bradley added: “Tech hubs are small, expert teams tasked with driving UK economic growth by partnering British companies with innovative startups – providing jobs and trading opportunities”.

In a separate statement announcing the Government’s Digital Strategy launch, the Culture Secretary said: “This Digital Strategy sets a path to make Britain the best place to start and grow a digital business, trial a new technology, or undertake advanced research as part of the Government’s plan to build a modern, dynamic and global trading nation”.

Click here to read the Culture Secretary’s article.

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