Building Stronger Local Economies
Economic growth and productivity is reliant on digital investment in our nations and regions.
techUK promotes collaboration between the UK tech sector and the public, private, and third sectors. We work with local authorities, devolved government and communities across the nations and regions to identify digital solutions to local challenges, understand local priorities, build partnerships, and help deliver change.
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What is Local Digital Capital?
Local Digital Capital describes the building blocks of a strong digital ecosystem
The benefits of digital innovation can be better distributed across the UK but must be shaped at the local level. Each area should have a vision of what it wants to achieve. This vision should look at how technology can transform the productivity of businesses and public services beyond the obvious levers of broadband and digital skills to encompass digital adoption and infrastructure, data ecosystems, funding, R&D, and trade support – building blocks that techUK calls Local Digital Capital.
What are the building blocks of Local Digital Capital?
Find out which eight components help ensure a strong digital ecosystem in our nations and regions.
Local Digital Capital Index - View the 2022 results
Find out how 12 nations and regions in the UK fared in our analysis of their digital ecosystems.
Local Digital Capital - upcoming activities
For Levelling Up to succeed it is essential the tech sector is strong across the nations and regions - this is how we deliver growth and prosperity to all of the UK. We at techUK will be playing our part in doing so – through increased regional presence and by continuing to develop the Local Digital Capital Index so that it is insightful, practical and actionable. Join us to help deliver the future we need.
Regional Spotlight on Greater Manchester, part of Digital City Festival 2023Manchester and Online Hybrid
How can the Midlands make the UK a science and tech superpower?Birmingham Panel discussion
Local Digital Capital Index results - how does your area perform?
Local Digital Capital Index: 2021 Findings
Read our analysis of Local Digital Capital across the UK in 2021.
Local Digital Capital Index: 2022 Findings
Read our analysis of Local Digital Capital across the UK in 2022.
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'Building the Future we Need' report
Read the results of our digital dialogues across the UK
How can tech support economic growth and resilience across the UK? In 2020 techUK held 'digital dialogues' with 260 stakeholders in the North East, North West, West Midlands, Yorkshire and Humberside, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland to discuss their experiences and to inform techUK’s future work across the UK. The result is the 'Building the Future We Need' series. The reports explore how the UK’s nations and regions could use digital transformation to build a more prosperous future.
Building the Future We Need - Report Launch
Catch up with the launch event for techUK's Building the Future We Need reports into 'Strengthening Local Digital Capital' by watching this recording of the session.
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All techUK's work is led by our members - keep in touch or get involved by joining Nations and Regions group below.
Nations and Regions Group
Join our Nations and Regions group, which aims to ensure that tech policy reflects local experiences and priorities and that it is fit for purpose for each region and nation in the UK. We work with Combined Authorities, Local Enterprise Partnerships, key local community and industry stakeholders, and beyond to identify solutions to local challenges.
2021 achievements and 2022 objectives
Explore our Nations and Regions programme's achievements and objectives here.
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The newsletter is a useful way to find out more about events taking place across the UK – hosted by techUK and our stakeholders, receive regional updates, to hear about examples of best practice and to find out more about the next iteration of our Local Digital Capital Index for 2022.