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Show Notes 51: Talking tech in the (inter)national context with Gerard Grech

From an engineering degree, digital media product development, Paris to New York, Tech City to Tech Nation, Brexit and other inflection points, this week’s guest Gerard Grech provides a fascinating insight on tech in a national (UK) context.

From the start of Tech City with 200 software companies to bringing government and tech entrepreneurs closer together. Moving to Tech Nation with 20 clusters across the UK – find out about some regional specialisms and how the ecosystem has grown 16x in value over the last 10 years.

With 1/3 rd all UK tech unicorns having gone through a Tech Nation programme, Gerard shares some great insights for anyone working in or building a tech ecosystem locally, nationally and internationally.

Founders Forum has acquired all the assets of Tech Nation – and we’re advised to watch this space for the next era of activities as the value of the UK ecosystem is predicted to be worth $4trn by 2033.

Finally, we ask Gerard about Cambridge and its role in the national and international ecosystem - “Cambridge has always been a huge cluster of innovation, and science and technology” - we think you’ll find his comments really engaging.

This week's Tech news features Abcam's acquisition for $5.7Bn, and #21toWatch.

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