What does the future hold for London’s scale-up scene?

October 2023

At London Tech Week this summer, as hype around artificial intelligence soared, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak offered his take. It was a time of huge opportunity, he said. “But at a moment like this, when the tectonic plates of technology are shifting not just in AI but in quantum, synthetic biology, semiconductors and much more, we cannot rest satisfied with where we stand.” Now was the time to act. “And act quickly,” he emphasised, “if we want not only to retain our position as one of the world's tech capitals but to go even further and make this the best country in the world to start, grow and invest in tech businesses.”