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We work with digital startups and policymakers to create better policy for the digital economy.
Founded by tech entrepreneurs, The Coalition for a Digital Economy (Coadec) is a non-profit that campaigns for policies to support digital startups in the UK. We conduct research, host events, and run campaigns on behalf of the UK’s startup community.
Digital startups matter to the UK – they are an important source of innovation, jobs and growth. The UK’s digital economy is the fastest growing in the G20 and already makes up over 10.4% of GDP.
The UK should be the best place in the world to launch and grow a digital startup. That is why we campaign for policies to support the digital economy, calling for the government to:
UK pushes EU on innovation The government has published a 'non-paper' calling for the EU to back startups and the sharing economy, including calling on the EU to ''lighten the load on innovative companies while they're scaling up' - link Tech North delay? Tech City UK's northern cousin, Tech North came under criticism by Labour for delays. It was announced by Nick Clegg last October but...Read more
Yesterday the UK's trade body for the sharing economy (Sharing Economy UK, of which Coadec is a member) announced that they are creating a government supported 'trustmark' for sharing businesses. This was one of the key recommendations in last year's report Unlocking the Sharing Economy, and was rapidly endorsed by the government as a means of maintaining light-touch regulation and...Read more
Every summer, Keith Simpson MP publishes a ‘summer reading list’ for his fellow MPs with interesting books. It is a good list - but almost exclusively it covers politics and history, with very little thought given to science, technology or business. As Gaby Hinsliff wrote, it’s no longer OK for politicians not to get the internet. And for the rest of us, it'd be useful to have a place...Read more
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