New Businesses: Technology

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 9th July 2014.

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Photo of Simon Kirby Simon Kirby Conservative, Brighton, Kemptown

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to encourage technology-based start-ups to develop in towns and cities outside London.

Photo of David Willetts David Willetts Minister of State (Universities and Science)

The Information Economy Strategy published in June 2013 sets out the Government's plans to help digital technology-based businesses start up and thrive throughout the UK.

This Department is supporting Tech City UK's work with the UK Tech Cluster Alliance network. A key role of the Alliance which currently contains 13 clusters located throughout the UK, is to promote and facilitate connections and identify common barriers to growth.

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