We are inviting techUK members to apply for a position to sit on the Local Digital Capital Index Working Group and get involved in the creation of the third edition of the Index which we will publish later in this year.
he Local Digital Capital Index is a guide that describes the impact and value technology can bring to a region, showcasing its strengths and providing direction for development. It can be used by policy makers to address the challenges faced by each nation and region in the UK more confidently using data that shows where investment should be directed. The Index helps build a strong tech ecosystem between sectors, policy makers, companies and government by providing data that encourages collaboration between regions.
The second iteration of the Index was launched in October 2022 and brought a more granular examination of the regions of the UK and showed a clear north - south divide and urban - rural divide. The strong results in some regions shows the potential for growth of the UK's digital tech sector.
Being part of the Local Digital Capital Index Working Group you will be able to shape a valuable tool for the UK's local tech ecosystems and support the development of local projects, strengthening economic growth and resilience.
Get in touch with Ileana Lupsa at email@example.com or Matt Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org to join the group or if you have any questions. Deadline for application is by 24 February 2023.
techUK - Building Stronger Local Economies
techUK champions the tech sector throughout the UK. We work with local authorities, devolved government, and local and national policy makers to advocate for the tech sector in strengthening economic growth and resilience. We provide opportunities for our members and local stakeholders to meet, build relationships, and collaborate to drive forward local projects. For more information or to get in touch, please visit our Nations and Regions Hub and click contact us'.
Nations and Regions - related resources:
- Report: Local Digital Capital Index - View the 2022 results
- Video: Watch our Levelling Up Briefing with Andy Haldane, Chair of the Levelling Up Advisory Council
- Video: Leveraging the power of technology (with Professor Kerensa Jennings)
- Insight: Local Digital Capital Index: 2021 findings
- Insight: Can place-based levelling up truly happen without digital inclusion?