TechEast has launched today to combat problems facing the East of England’s tech scene. The organisation has devised a 6 point manifesto, and will work to win more government and investor funding, attract more tech talent, and educate the region’s nascent tech community. A four year plan outlines ambitions to create 5,000 tech jobs in the East of England by 2020.
“Today’s event unites almost 100 business and political leaders from the East to make the TechEast six point manifesto a reality”, says Neil Miles, chair of TechEast.
“Our mission is to help attract investment and provide support for those looking to start, grow or locate their digital tech business in the East. We will combine ideas and resources across the region to amplify the East as a place where digital tech businesses thrive”.
“For the last six months, tech businesses and supporting organisations across the East region have been working together to investigate the opportunities created by capitalising on the region’s existing success. Our ambition is to be recognised as one of the Top 5 tech clusters in the UK,” Miles avowed.