Results tagged “Tech City”

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Mayor Boris Johnson has failed to deliver on his pledge to use "thermonuclear weapons" against Government plans to allow developers to turn offices into homes, says the London Assembly.

In September he condemned the planning free-for-all agreeing with critics of the plan who said it posed a threat to business clusters in places such as Canary Wharf, Shoreditch and the Royal Docks.

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A competition to find technology for sustainable cities of the future has been launched by Canary Wharf Group.

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Chancellor George Osborne hailed Tech City and its role in the future of banking at a meeting at Canary Wharf on Wednesday.

He was launching Innovate Finance at Level39 and said he believes London can lead the way in Fin Tech.

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Startup incubator Level39 says that a new partnership with Microsoft is validation of Canary Wharf's quest to become a significant player in the Tech City community.

The collaboration will see startup companies at the One Canada Square hub have access to mentoring, finance and advice from one of the largest software companies in the world.

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The tech incubator space in the heart of Canary Wharf, Level39, has marked its first birthday.

It comes as management at the hub, based on the 39th floor of One Canada Square, revealed 682 firms had applied for membership in the first 12 months - highlighting huge demand from global tech companies for residence in London.