30 British IT companies will enroll in the new Tech Export Academy programme this week.

30 British tech companies have been announced as the first participants in the Department for International Trade’s (DIT) new Tech Export Academy programme which will begin this week, according to Press Release by GOV.UK

Secretary of State Liz Truss introduced the new Academy in June 2020 during London Tech Week Connects. The first two cohorts of smart city tech companies will take part in a nine-month programme that offers a package of support to aid in their expansion and growth throughout the Asia Pacific region.

The panel consisted of DIT’s Chief Scientific Adviser Dr Mike Short, Oriel Petry (Director of the Technology and Advanced Manufacturing Directorate), Colin Sinclair (CEO of the Knowledge Quarter in Liverpool) and Jane Morrison-Ross (CEO at tech trade body ScotlandIS).

The programme is being supported by the following companies: PWC, Linklaters, Deloitte, KPMG, BDO, Taylor Wessing, EY, HSBC, Santander Grant Thornton and Clifford Chance.  The cohorts will participate in specialised sessions led by these partner companies on legal, tax, and regulatory challenges pertaining to the Asia Pacific area.

The programme will also provide businesses with the chance to network with investors, receive pitch training, find out about UK Export Finance help, and take part in virtual trade missions to the Asia-Pacific area.

“Congratulations to the brilliant British smart cities businesses chosen to take part in this ambitious scheme. The programme will help the companies unlock their export potential and get a foothold in one of the fastest-growing regions in the world.”

– Graham Stuart MP, Minister for Exports

“Smart cities technology is a key area of interest across Asia Pacific. Governments and corporate businesses are keen to collaborate, so I am delighted the Tech Export Academy has chosen to focus on this region first and look forward to supporting the first 30 selected companies in growing their business in this part of the world.”

– Natalie Black, Trade Commissioner for Asia Pacific

Programme applicants

Cohort 1: Avalon

Alchera Technologies

ASH Projects & Contracts Ltd

Awen Collective





Humanising Autonomy

Informed Solutions



Symphonic Software

Unmanned Life



Cohort 2: Camelot

Conigital Ltd


Emu Analytics


Ovon Technology


Sensat Surveying Limited

Space Syntax

Sycous Limited

Telensa Systems Pty Ltd



Vivacity Labs

Vortex IoT Ltd

Vucity Limited


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