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Retail and making grow London tech

Retail and making were placed centre stage this week as Tech London Advocates assembled at the new Here East complex in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for their twice-yearly gathering – with a new survey predicting that retail is the most likely area for London tech success.

Emer O'Daly

All you need is love, and robots

TECHNATION200: Three sisters with backgrounds in architecture, design and communications set up Love & Robots, an interactive design brand that allows buyers to customise the items they want. Chief executive Emer O’Daly tells us the benefits of working with family.


Dundee plays the long tech game

TECH NATION: Dundee is a city steeped in the history of computer gaming, with work on Grand Theft Auto and Minecraft. But, as Kenny Lowe explains, the city has strengths in life sciences and data alongside.

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Startups made in Sheffield

TECH NATION: With an industrial history forged in steel, Sheffield is today one of the UK’s great creative and entrepreneurial cities – with a vibrant tech startup culture to match. Emma Cheshire of Dotforge accelerator reports.

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Cavers shows winning way at Sumo

TECHNATION200: Sumo Digital is one of the UK’s leading game development studios, with more than 260 working out of its Sheffield base (and another 50 in India) on mega-jobs for franchises like Sony’s Little Big Planet. Managing director Carl Cavers talks to us.


Get ready for user-centred design

UCD2015, an event with a sharp focus on user-centred design, takes place in London on 23-24 October. It’s an area close to the hearts of any digital business worth its salt. Organisers the User Centred Design Society offer five good reasons why you should attend.

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Trident pictures the total package

TECHNATION200: Trident, a Hull-based digital brand management company that creates the artwork seen on consumer goods across the globe, has transitioned from a print to digital business. Co-founder David Keel chair talks to TCi.

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Twile makes history for all the family

TECHNATION200: Twile taps in to the $2bn genealogy market by helping family historians make their discoveries more engaging with the wider family – especially younger people. Co-founder Paul Brooks tells TCi about his plans.

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TechCities Awards recognise UK stars

TechCityinsider’s inaugural TechCities Awards recognise the most innovative, scaleable tech businesses from around the UK. The closing date for entering the awards, which celebrate the best new tech companies, is now not far away.

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David drives techUK agenda for growth

TECHNATION200: techUK has a pivotal role as the country’s leading technology industry trade body, working to represent more than 850 businesses to government and more. Chief executive Julian David, talks to TCi about the organisation and its policy agenda.