If you’re looking to launch a new technology startup focusing on the Internet of Things (IoT), London isn’t necessarily the best place to do it, reports Verdict.co.uk.
It can pay to look at other cities, according to research published by the Open Data Institute (ODI), a nonprofit co-founded by the founder of the internet, Sir Tim Berners-Lee.
The ODI teamed up with Digital Catapult, a UK-wide organisation based on data, to publish the Tech Innovation Index in the UK, mapping the growing tech clusters across the country.
The research aims to inform business and public sector decision-making around investment and growth in the tech sector.
Whilst tech innovation is unsurprisingly strong in London, the data shows that there are highly active hubs across the UK.
Milton Keynes is listed at number 8.
The website states: Milton Keynes is one of the UK’s fastest growing cities and one of the closest to London; the journey takes only 30 minutes by train from Euston. It is best for data startups, thanks to the MK Data Hub which launched in 2016 and provides data to companies working on urban challenges.
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