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Tech Nation 2016: shape the future of the UK economy

city1Technology companies in Greater Manchester are being urged to participate in shaping the future of the national economy by getting involved in the Tech Nation Survey 2016.

Tech City recently announced that the research phase for the initiative is now underway and businesses in Greater Manchester can get involved by completing the following survey.

Tech Nation began in 2010 when launched by Prime Minister David Cameron to champion technology businesses in the UK.

Five years on, the initiative now receives over £2 million per year in funding to support the growth of digital technology and inform policy.

By getting involved, businesses in Greater Manchester will ensure that the region has a strong voice in the future of the national economy, helping to increase investment and interest in the fantastic digital and creative technology sector in the region.

Greater Manchester current employs nearly 70,000 people in the digital sector and boasts the largest student population in Europe, making it the ideal location for tech companies to set-up and grow.

So far, over £3.5 billion has already been invested to support Manchester’s digital and technology infrastructure, but this could be set to increase as the region becomes an increasingly important location for creativity and innovation.

With companies such as the BBC and ITV already operating in Greater Manchester and the continued growth of initiatives such as The Sharp Project, business has never looked better for digital and creative organisations in the city.

Completing the Tech Nation 2016 survey offers businesses the chance to win £1000 worth of tickets for this year’s Web Summit as well as the opportunity to be featured in the Tech Nation report, ensuring international exposure and recognition.

Participation will also ensure that Greater Manchester is properly represented in the Tech Nation report which is used for making key investment decisions.

The deadline for completing the survey is Friday 9 October.

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