Europe Tech Mission to London Tech Week

Are you ready to grow via the UK's $1tn tech ecosystem?

There has never been a better time to grow your tech business in the UK, Europe’s top tech ecosystem.

In 2022, fast-growing tech companies in the UK continued to raise at near-record levels ($30billion), more than France and Germany combined. 

Now is the time to capitalise on an R&D ecosystem that is supported by generous government support. The UK has produced almost 400 high-growth startups since 2000, including 13 decacorns, more than 160 unicorns and 245 futurecorns.  Many of these companies have foreign origins and foreign founders. Will you be next?

Shape the future at the 10-Year Anniversary of London Tech Week

12-16 June 2023

London Tech Week is the UK’s great festival of technology with a central programme and a vibrant fringe of spin-off activities. It is the place where the European capital of tech, VCs, innovators and incubators welcomes the world. Find your home for growth, find the solutions to take your business to the next level. Come and be inspired.

    Secure your exclusive VIP Trade Delegation Pass

    The Department for Business and Trade (DBT) in cooperation with Informa Tech has secured exclusive VIP Trade Delegation Passes for selected companies, which will give attendees access to London Tech Week's: 

    • Main Stage 
    • Start-up Zone 
    • Enterprise Zone 
    • Leaders Zone*
    • AI Summit at Tobacco Dock 
    • Networking Hubs 
    • Live Demo Areas 
    • Live streamed and on-demand content

    *with exception of Global Leaders Innovation Summit

    Please note, that:

    • you don't need to register, if you have already received a direct email from your DBT Advisor or have registered for a free LTW pass yourself.
    • a registration doesn't confirm your VIP Trade Delegation Pass. You will receive a separate confirmation email, as these passes are limited.
    • only companies who are based in Europe and interested in establishing a presence in the UK are eligible for the VIP Trade Delegation Pass. If you're not based in Europe, you can register on the official website of London Tech Week.
    • the deadline to apply for the VIP Trade Delegation Pass is 26th May 2023.


    DBT Programme at London Tech Week

    The UK's Department for Business and Trade (DBT) will be hosting a couple of events during London Tech Week, where you will:

    • Find out why the UK is the perfect location for tech companies like yours to grow.
    • Discover how to set up a company in the UK.
    • Get tips for pitching for funding. 

    You will be able to register for these events listed below shortly and can indicate your interest in our registration form above. The full list of events organised by London Tech Week and other partners can be found here.

    Monday, 12 June 2023

    Throughout the day

    London Tech Week Anchor Programme at QEII Centre


    17:30-19:30 BST

    International Delegation Drinks Reception

    Delegates with a VIP Trade Delegation Pass will automatically receive access to this reception and a registration link will be shared by email.


    Tuesday, 13 June 2023

    8:30-14:00 BST

    Global Entrepreneur Programme (GEP) Masterclass: Accelerating your global success

    This masterclass will inform, inspire and upskill ambitious international entrepreneurs by providing mentoring and focussed advice through a series of interactive smaller workshops.

    These workshops will focus on how to build a tech unicorn in the UK, best practice examples from GEP alumni founders, who have relocated their global HQs to the UK and focus on how to access the UK’s Tech clusters.

    Register here

    9:30-10:30 BST

    UK Tech Accelerators

    This session will give you insights on the role of accelerators in the UK tech ecosystem, how to take part in accelerator programmes  and how they help drive UK innovation. Please contact your DBT Advisor to confirm your attendance.


    11:00-12:00 BST

    Everything you need to know about the UK tech ecosystem

    This panel will focus on the specific strengths of the UK tech landscape for businesses interested in setting up in the UK. You will receive insights on the benefits of the UK from a tech perspective. Please contact your DBT Advisor to confirm your attendance.


    13:30-14:30 BST

    15:30-16:30 BST

    One-Stop-Shop of UK Technology Investment Opportunities

    This event is aimed at international companies interested in expanding to the UK. Companies can meet with exhibitors from the UK's nations and regions (Northern Powerhouse, Midlands Engine and South) and learn more about specific investment opportunities in areas such as Immersive Tech, Cyber Security and Compound Semiconductors. Delegates can engage with AR/VR demonstrations, receive insights on how to access specialist equipment and also receive advice on visas and funding.

    European companies can attend one of the following sessions above. Please contact your DBT Advisor to confirm your attendance or to request another available slot.

    Wednesday, 14 June 2023

    Throughout the day

    AI Summit at Tobacco Docks


    Throughout the day

    Personalised Workshops

    Tailored programmes can be offered during the day, if you're interested. Our specialists can organise personalised workshops and meetings for you with relevant clusters, investors and centres of excellence.

    Thursday, 15 June 2023

    Throughout the day

    AI Summit at Tobacco Docks


    10.30-12.30 BST

    Tech Growth UK - Planning to launch a tech company in the UK?

    This successful event, hosted by Burges Salmon, the UK's Department for Business and Trade, JMB Partnership and Rochester PR Group is back and will cover how tech companies can land and grow in the UK. Experts will provide tech businesses with a rare opportunity to learn from their peers, market entry professionals and VCs to succeed in the UK market.

    Register here

    There is no better place for ambitious tech companies to grow than the UK. This is the number one country in Europe for Unicorns, and UK tech VC investment is the third largest in the world. Our sectors are the home of forward-thinking innovators, venture capital, R&D clusters and opportunities for growth across the whole of the UK and beyond.

    Chris Barton
    His Majesty's Trade Commissioner for Europe
    Department for Business and Trade (DBT)


    5 reason why you should choose the UK

    World-leading sectoral clusters of expertise, academia and business 

    Tax breaks for R&D

    IP protection 

    Business friendly environment  

    A truly international research base 

    How we can help

    The United Kingdom's Department for Business and Trade (DBT) is a specialised government body with responsibility for negotiating international trade policy, supporting business, as well as delivering an outward-looking trade diplomacy strategy. DBT is in close partnership with regional investment and economic development agencies in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland means it is well placed to be the gateway to help global businesses achieve their investment objectives in all parts of the UK.

    Our international network provides a global reach in 170 countries. We are your expert guides on your journey to invest in the UK. We offer free and confidential advice and services to inward investors, giving new investors the confidence to invest and helping existing inward investors to expand and grow—using the UK as your gateway to the world.

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