Birmingham

Birmingham has for a long time been home to big banks, multinationals and professional services but is fast becoming the largest tech city outside of London. With over 3,000 tech businesses generating over £2 billion in revenue, it is finding success is the IoT, Gaming, Healthtech and Cybertech sectors. Connectivity and infrastructure are key to future growth and the UK government have chosen the West Midlands to be the home of the UKs 5G technology. London is expected to be a short 38 minute train journey by 2026, the airport is connected to 140 destinations and the West Midlands benefits from having 20 universities producing over 110,000 students every year.

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The Numbers in Midlands

£7.74 bn Digital Tech Turnover
20,420 Digital tech business count
117,000 Employment in digital tech
£229,000 Digital tech productivity per worke
Source: Source: Tech Nation Tech Report - 2019

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Companies from Birmingham

In 2019, one of the worlds largest tech companies Huawei opened a new 5G centre in Birmingham and its startup scene is producing a number of exciting technology companies. Companies to keep an eye on are Guykat, Kaido, GridEdge, Voxpopme, Opinsta, Click Travel, Hopper HQ, Whisk, Vanti, Endoscope-I, Buckt and B13 Technology.

Recent Acquisitions

  • Akkroo acquired by Integrate
  • AIM Software acquired by Onesys Group
  • Whisk acquired by Samsung
  • Redland Solutions acquired by Ideagen

Ecosystem Builders in Birmingham

Investment Community

  • Minerva Business Angels
  • Midven
  • Acension Ventures
  • Calibri (Tekst podstawowy)
  • Oxygen Accelerator
  • Finance Birmingham
  • The Ark
  • Novo Ventures
  • Business Growth Fund
  • Midtech

Key Events

  • Birmingham Tech Week
  • Medtech innovation Expo
  • The Big Bang
  • Insomnia Gaming Festival
  • VentureFest West Midlands
  • West Midlands Tech Awards

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