The UK Tech Cluster Group, TCG held a Recovery Roadmap Summit earlier this week to plan the public sectors response to Covid-19 utilising tech and start-up communities across the UK.
The event highlighted the disproportionate impact that Covid-19 has had on the UK’s nations and regions and considered ways that we can all come together to recover and reboot, with a particular focus on how the tech sector can support its local communities.
Political leaders including devolved administration ministers and mayors set the scene, followed by a series of workshops where the audience were given the opportunity to share knowledge and best practice.
Director of DigitalCity, Lynsey Robinson took part in a panel discussion with Software City CEO and Chair of the UK Tech Cluster Group, David Dunn and CEO of PUBLIC, Daniel Korski. The trio had a compelling conversation about economic growth and digital adoption, including ways in which central and local government can support digital companies at this crucial time.
DCMS Digital Secretary, Oliver Dowden joined the event later in the day to outline the plans for a new and ambitious digital strategy set to launch this autumn. The strategy will help the UK make the most of the opportunities available and reflect the needs of tech companies and grassroots communities.
We think it’s important that the strategy works for businesses in the Tees Valley, if you have any thoughts or suggestions you would like to share then we’d love to hear from you!