Tech City, one year on: Have the promises been kept?

How work has progressed on building a startup scene to rival Silicon Valley...

Prime Minister David Cameron

Prime Minister David Cameron announcing the Tech City initiative in 2010Photo: Tim Ferguson/

In November last year, Prime Minister David Cameron took the wraps off a new initiative: Tech City.

The idea of Tech City was based on the existing Silicon Roundabout - an area of East London where digital and media startups had made their home. The Tech City plan was to build on the cluster and, according to the government, "for London

About Jo Best

Jo Best has been covering IT for the best part of a decade for publications including, Guardian Government Computing and ZDNet in both London and Sydney.

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