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I’m creating a ‘Ruth & Kezia’ theme which I hope will lead to a novel and a TV series about two very unhappy politicians.
Based on a new UK Tech Innovation Index Edinburgh has the most active tech innovation community outside of London, closely followed by Glasgow in fourth place. 36 UK cities were surveyed and Edinburgh’s appearance in second place with such a small population compared to London is a real sign of things going well. The research will help businesses make decisions about investment so can only be good for Edinburgh and Scotland.
See this quote from the report in Scottish Business News Network yesterday:
‘Scotland already has around 150 data innovation and exploitation companies with a combined turnover of £1 billion. We also have world-class academic excellence and data assets such as Edinburgh University’s School of Informatics, a collaborative culture between industry, public sector and academia to breed further innovation which includes DataLab – our dedicated data innovation centre – and a growing number of investors choosing Scotland as a location for their data-driven businesses.’
This could hardly come at a worse time for Ruth and Kezia on top of Scotland being ranked the best place in the UK to start a business and far fewer of them failing than in the rest of the UK: