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Innovation Hub

techUK is central to the UK’s innovation ecosystem. We bring members, industry stakeholders, and UK Government together to champion emerging technologies as an integral part of the UK economy. We help to create an environment where innovation can flourish, helping our members to build relationships, showcase their technology, and grow their business.

Supercharging UK Tech and Innovation

The opportunities of innovation are endless. Automation, IoT, AI, Edge, Quantum, Drones and High Performance Computing all have the power to transform the UK.

techUK members lead the development of these technologies. Together we are working with Government and other stakeholders to address tech innovation priorities and build an innovation ecosystem that will benefit people, society, economy and the planet - and supercharge the UK as a global leader in tech and innovation.

 

The three ingredients of innovation:

Enable Innovation

Emerging technologies are the catalyst for innovation. techUK represents around 1,000 tech firms at the heart of technological innovation. Our unique position in the industry means we are able to convene technology leaders and public, private and third sector stakeholders to discuss what the UK tech sector needs to be able to innovate and thrive.

Accelerate Innovation

For innovation to flourish we need the right foundations. techUK works with our members, regulators and politicians to shape proactive policy recommendations that will help the UK in becoming a science and tech superpower. This includes skills policy, R&D reform, regional investment, data access and public infrastructure investment.

Apply Innovation

At techUK, we drive applied innovation by supporting our members in understanding and adopting the latest innovations and their applications across industries. Through our future industries event series, we showcase the cutting-edge work of our members at the heart of innovation. Together, we foster a culture of innovation and empower businesses to thrive in the dynamic technological landscape.

 

Innovation news 

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The Regulatory Horizon Council publish report on regulation for quantum technology applications

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Innovation events

4 March 2024

Space Technologies of the Future

Satellite Applications Catapult, Harwell Space Cluster, Electron Building, Fermi Ave, Didcot OX11 0QR Panel discussion

 

Tech and Innovation Series

Institutions of Innovation

Institutions of Innovation

This series explores the key institutions leading innovation policy across the UK Government and research landscape. Through monthly interviews, it aims to piece together a landscape which over the past few years has evolved considerably following the creation and merging of departments, formation of new agencies and offices, and transferring of remits and responsibilities.

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Meet the Innovators

Meet the Innovators

This series celebrates the work of members in promoting a healthy UK innovation ecosystem. Such an ecosystem would see a wide range of stakeholders collaborating on innovations that improve the lives of the UK population in a profound and sustainable manner, including through boosting productivity, tackling climate change, creating jobs, and facilitating economic growth.

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Future Visions

Future Visions

This series explores the next-generation technologies at the cutting edge of research and development that are set to disrupt industries, challenge incumbents, and act as a catalyst for growth. It offers the opportunity to learn about the latest advances in technology from those at the heart of its development, and what this might mean for your business.

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Industries of the Future

Industries of the Future

This series explores how emerging and enabling technologies are transforming key industries by assessing the challenges and opportunities for UK businesses and considering what more can be done (by Government, industry, and academia) to accelerate innovation and make the UK a science and technology superpower.

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Join the Innovation Policy Group

Join the Innovation Policy Group

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Contact the Innovation team

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Innovation reports

REPORT LAUNCH EVENT: Emerging Space Technologies Industry Perspective

Join the launch event for our flagship report setting out how emerging technologies are transforming the space sector and outlining the steps we must take to ensure UK industry is at the forefront of this opportunity.

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REPORT: Quantum commercialisation - Positioning the UK for success

Quantum technologies will have a profound impact in the UK as we position ourselves as a science and technology leader. Read our report on how UK Government can work with the UK tech sector to ensure the UK remains a quantum world leader.

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Get involved

All techUK's work is led by our members - get involved by joining our Innovation Policy group:

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Innovation Policy Group

techUK’s Innovation Policy Group brings together members with expertise in the development and deployment of new technologies, with public policy professionals and key stakeholders. Its aim is to identify and develop coherent and relevant innovation policy asks that ensures the UK remains a competitive leader in tech innovation, R&D and the commercialisation of future technologies that are set to have transformative effects across the UK’s economy and society.

 


For more information please contact: 

Laura Foster

Laura Foster

Head of Technology and Innovation, techUK

Laura is techUK’s Head of Programme for Technology and Innovation.

She supports the application and expansion of emerging technologies, including Quantum Computing, High-Performance Computing, AR/VR/XR and Edge technologies, across the UK. As part of this, she works alongside techUK members and UK Government to champion long-term and sustainable innovation policy that will ensure the UK is a pioneer in science and technology

Before joining techUK, Laura worked internationally as a conference researcher and producer covering enterprise adoption of emerging technologies. This included being part of the strategic team at London Tech Week.

Laura has a degree in History (BA Hons) from Durham University, focussing on regional social history. Outside of work she loves reading, travelling and supporting rugby team St. Helens, where she is from.

Email:
[email protected]
LinkedIn:
www.linkedin.com/in/lauraalicefoster

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Rory Daniels

Rory Daniels

Programme Manager, Emerging Technologies

Rory joined techUK in June 2023 after three years in the Civil Service on its Fast Stream leadership development programme.

During this time, Rory worked on the Government's response to Covid-19 (NHS Test & Trace), school funding strategy (Department for Education) and international climate and nature policy (Cabinet Office). He also tackled the social care crisis whilst on secondment to techUK's Health and Social Care programme in 2022.

Before this, Rory worked in the House of Commons and House of Lords alongside completing degrees in Political Economy and Global Politics.

Today, he is techUK's Programme Manager for Emerging Technologies, covering dozens of technologies including metaverse, drones, future materials, robotics, blockchain, space technologies, nanotechnology, gaming tech and Web3.0.

Email:
[email protected]
LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/rorydaniels28/

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