Authority unveils system to provide information and forge connections among industry landscape worth an estimated £2.6bn
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Glasgow City Council has launched an open-access database to help connect key players in a regional technology landscape it claims is worth £2.6bn.
The Glasgow Tech Ecosystem Platform was built with the intention of connecting local start-ups with investors and corporates, providing real-time insights into the health of the regional innovation economy, and showcasing the city’s tech ecosystem to the world.
The intention is that users will be access insights into trends, as well as detailed data on start-ups, scale-ups, and larger corporates across the city region. Almost 750 tech-based start-ups are included in the database, along with investors, accelerators, universities and more.
Local players can add their organisation to the database for free. The platform lists emerging firms in areas like cryptocurrency, ethical hacking, and gaming. It also has a table of data showing where founders graduated from in Glasgow, and information on funding levels and investors.
Councillor Susan Aitken, leader of Glasgow City Council, said: “Glasgow has a growing and vibrant tech ecosystem. It’s important that government only intervene in a way that’s helpful and will allow the sector to continue to grow. By funding the Glasgow Tech Ecosystem Platform, we will provide the glue that will bring together start-ups, investors and existing players to allow the sector in Glasgow to reach a critical mass.”