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Reading ranked as the best place to start and grow a business in the UK

Reading ranked as the best place to start and grow a business in the UK

High rate of start-ups and businesses, including 11,000 digital and tech firms, and its population diversity are among the factors boosting the Berkshire town’s entrepreneurial credentials.

San Francisco’s Office of Emerging Technology gets the green light

San Francisco’s Office of Emerging Technology gets the green light

Applications will be judged on whether they “ultimately result in a net common good” as well as on costs and benefits.

Sidewalk Labs co-founds venture capital fund to invest in urban tech

Sidewalk Labs co-founds venture capital fund to invest in urban tech

The fund could launch and begin making investments next year but it is conditional on Sidewalk Labs’ Toronto project being approved.

Planning consultation citizen engagement tool wins future housing pitch contest

Planning consultation citizen engagement tool wins future housing pitch contest

The Future Fox won a start-up pitch contest focused around housing solutions at Connected Places Catapult’s CityX event yesterday in London.

The wider benefit of incubators to their surrounding areas

The wider benefit of incubators to their surrounding areas

Research has found that on average over five years, an additional £48 million was invested in UK regions where an accelerator had been based.

Ottawa named best city to live for expats

Ottawa named best city to live for expats

Seventy cities were judged on 24 criteria across the four categories of environment and urbanisation, family and society, experience and economics.