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Supporting the Humber's Tech Sector in Parliament

12 January 2024

This week, some of the Future Humber and Bondholders team headed to London to support the launch of UK Tech Cluster Group's report into 'Four Big Ideas' for regional tech in Parliament.

Representatives from the humber at the houses of parliament uktcg launch

Along with representatives from C4DI and other organisations around the Humber, we attended the launch in Parliament of UKTCG's latest report 'Ecosystems of Innovation', looking at grassroots activity in the regions and how potential can be harnessed for growth. UK Tech Cluster Group (UKTCG) members work with tech businesses of all sizes, across all tiers of government and with partners in other key sectors driving our economies.

The report outlines ‘Four Big Ideas’ to transform our economy:

  • A globally competitive tech talent pipeline in every region
  • Driving digital innovation at the foundations
  • A UK innovation policy which gives every place a chance
  • Mobilising ecosystems to help businesses to start and grow

The reception was hosted by Alex Davies-Jones MP, Shadow Minister for the Home Office and Former Shadow Minister for Tech and the Digital Economy.

Katie Gallagher, Chair of UKTCG gave an overview of the report and C4DI's Managing Director John Connolly helped present part of the report. Saqib Bhatti MP, Minister for Tech and the Digital Economy, and Matt Rodda MP, Shadow Minister for AI & Intellectual Property, shared their insights with us.

John connolly

The Humber was well represented with people from the private and public sectors and government in attendance including Humber MPs Dame Diana Johnson MP and Emma Hardy MP, and Cllr Mike Ross of Hull City Council and Cllr Anne Handley of East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

A delegation of representatives from the humber

You can read more about the UKTCG report launch at Prolific North

You can read more about the report at UK Tech Cluster Group report

Cllr mike ross john connolly and cllr anne handley
Uktcg john connolly and emma hardy mp