• Industry: Technology, Media, Telecommunications
  • Type: Survey report
  • Date: 9/4/2012

UK’s Silicon Roundabout 

There’s renewed start-up energy around London today, and indeed, it even has a name: Silicon Roundabout.

In the east end of London startups are forming and collaborating. The venture capital market is coming back and the entrepreneurial spirit is fueled by universities such as Cambridge and Oxford feeding talent and leading edge research into this scene.

The UK has a notable history and visionaries in the technology field. Think Sir Timothy Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, Sir Jonathan Ive, lead designer behind many of Apple’s products, and Alan Turing, widely considered to be the father of computer science and artificial intelligence.

“It is encouraging that the start-up scene in the UK is becoming a hotbed and with the right backing from the government, as well as investment in enabling infrastructure such as LTE and high speed broadband, the UK will be well placed to leverage its creative talent to compete to be one of the global centers of innovation.”

- Tudor Aw, Technology Sector Head, KPMG in the UK


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