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techUK champions the tech sector throughout the UK. We work with local authorities, devolved government, and local and national policy makers to advocate for the tech sector in strengthening economic growth and resilience across the nations and regions. We provide opportunities for our members and stakeholders to meet, develop relationships, and collaborate to drive forward projects that build stronger local economies.


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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techUK announces new Scale-Up Council

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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.

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Local Digital Capital Index: 2021 Findings

Read our analysis of Local Digital Capital across the UK in 2021.

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Local Digital Capital Index: 2022 Findings

Read our analysis of Local Digital Capital across the UK in 2022.

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Local Digital Index: 2023 Findings

Read our analysis of Local Digital Capital across the UK in 2023.

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Local Digital Capital - Insights

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.


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Video: Levelling Up Briefing with Andy Haldane

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Local Digital Capital: Leveraging the power of technology (video)

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Levelling Up - White Paper



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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.

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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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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.


Nations and Regions Local Digital Index Working Group

This working group supports the creation of the upcoming version of our Local Digital Index and report, which describes the building blocks of a strong digital ecosystem. You can find more details about this concept on our Nations and Regions hub.


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