After Israel Success, UK Launches Global Tech Hubs
March 1, 2017 | The British government announced today the launch of a global network of tech hubs, based on the successful model of the UK Israel Tech Hub that operates out of its embassy in Israel. The network was announced today as part of a new Digital Strategy focusing on expanding digital skills in the UK. The strategy includes the creation of five international tech hubs in emerging markets, based on the UK Israel Tech Hub model founded in Israel five years ago. The new hubs will create and develop partnerships between UK companies and local tech firms. Since its creation, the UK Israel Tech Hub has facilitated over 80 bilateral tech partnerships, with a deal value of £62 million.
The UK Israel Tech Hub was founded in the UK Embassy in Tel Aviv in 2011, aimed at promoting tech and innovation partnerships between the two countries. The Hub focuses on several areas with high potential for partnerships, such as online retail and fintech, biomed, cyber, mobility, smart cities, cleantech, educational technologies, creative industries and Arabic online content. The Hub is based at the British Embassy in Tel Aviv and in London. Its Director is Naomi Krieger Carmi and the Chairman is Haim Shani.
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