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Tech Rocketship Awards Europe

Is your tech business ready to take-off?

If your business is a European or Israeli based tech scale-up with international growth ambitions, the Tech Rocketship Awards Europe are for you.

Winners will receive a tailor-made programme connecting you to the UK’s world-leading growth ecosystem including venture capital firms, in-market advisers, customers and forward-thinking support networks.

The Awards are sponsored by the UK Department for International Trade (DIT), specialising in helping overseas companies set up and invest in the UK and assisting UK companies to succeed in global trade.

The UK is your launchpad to the world and the Tech Rocketship Awards will accelerate your growth.

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Who should apply

To be eligible for the Tech Rocketship Awards Europe you need to fulfil the following criteria:

  • Your business is an established scale-up based in Europe or Israel, delivering innovative, technology-led solutions across one or more categories listed below
  • You are headquartered in Europe or Israel
  • You have been trading for at least 6 months
  • Your product and/or service has international applicability
  • You haven't established a presence in the UK yet and are interested in setting up in the UK within the next 2 years

If the above criteria applies to you, please complete and submit the application form before 15 November 2020 (UPDATE: SUBMISSION DEADLINE HAS NOW BEEN EXTENDED TO 17 NOVEMBER 2020!).

Apply to be in with the chance of supercharging your expansion plans and growing your business in the UK.

For more information, please check our terms and conditions.

Apply now

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Award Categories

Digital Economy & Security

Technology is rapidly changing the way consumers and businesses interact with the financial sector and wider economy. This disruption is also bringing into sharp focus the need for cyber security and digital ledger technologies to keep pace. The UK is the world’s financial services capital and a leader in enterprise software, blockchain and cyber-security providing the perfect eco-system for companies in this space. This award is open to globally ambitious scale-ups in FinTech, InsurTech, RegTech, WealthTech, Supply-chain/provenance - and related technologies.

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Tech for Health and Wellbeing

COVID-19, the world’s ageing population and other demographic factors are creating an unprecedented demand for medical, healthcare and wellbeing technologies and tech solutions. With a world class science base, track record in life sciences innovations and focus on delivering solutions to market, the UK is the ideal place for tech companies in this space to grow. This award is open to scale-ups in MedTech, digital health, new care technologies, smart housing and devices, and related technologies.

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AI & Data Revolution

The UK is at the forefront of the AI and Data Revolution. A well-developed data centre and cloud computing infrastructure already sets the UK apart. It has the largest data centre market in Europe. The UK is also home to many successful AI and Machine Learning companies transforming the global economy, including business models across many sectors. This award is open to scale-ups in data analytics, data centres, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, machine learning, digital infrastructure, business model transformation, process innovation and related technologies.

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Future Mobility and Travel

The UK is committed to shaping the future of travel, mobility and our smart cities. We are on the cusp of a profound change in how we move people, goods and services. The need for technological innovation in safe and efficient travel and mobility has been intensified by COVID-19 and the resulting restrictions on our ability to move freely between and within countries. This award covers innovative technologies in travel, smart cities, Internet of Things, autonomous and connected vehicles, urban connectedness and related technologies.

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Clean Growth (CleanTech)

The move to cleaner economic growth – through low carbon technologies and the efficient use of resources – is one of the greatest industrial opportunities of our time and the UK is at the forefront of development in this area. By one estimate, the UK’s clean economy could grow at four times the rate of GDP. This award is open to ambitious companies in this sector delivering clean tech, resource efficiency, energy storage, low carbon technologies, systems and services, and related technologies.

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Feeding Nations

Agricultural technology is revolutionising farming practices and is one of the world’s fastest growing sectors, helping to ensure global food security. The UK’s combination of world-class science, cutting edge technology, a progressive food and farming supply chain, and dynamic business environment puts it at the forefront of this revolution. This award category covers AgriTech, bio-technology, food security, supply chain, robotics, rural/regional connectedness and related technologies.

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Connected Consumers & Creativity

The collision of creativity and technology is changing the customer experience as we move to immersive, interactive and creative experiences that better engage audiences. Interaction with the media, brands, education, sports, entertainment and retail shopping is all being revolutionised. As both a leading creative and tech hub, tech-enabled creative businesses are thriving in the UK and its creative industries are growing 3 times faster than the rest of the economy. This award covers CreaTech, RetailTech, gaming, customer experience, SportsTech, EdTech, AR/VR, digital media and related technologies.

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GREAT Tech for Change

The UK is committed to building a digital economy that works for everyone. We’re looking for a visionary tech company which is making a transformational impact on our communities, through its products and values. It may be through an innovative solution that delivers tangible social impact or one that brings digital opportunities to geographically or socially diverse communities. Or it may be a company that is embracing diversity in its own operations and is creating real change in our tech ecosystem, through its vision and actions.

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