Ambitious scale-ups from South Asia encouraged to apply for UK’s new global tech awards

The UK Government is on the hunt to unearth the most promising tech scale-up companies across the world through the Unicorn Kingdom: Pathfinder Awards (UKPA).

Building on the success of the UK’s Tech Rocketship Awards, UKPA will be the UK’s Department for Business and Trade’s (DBT) largest global awards for tech scaleup companies ever.

Globally ambitious tech scale-ups from across AI, Connected & Automated Mobility (CAM) Technology, Cyber Security and Digital Trade Solutions are eligible to apply for the chance to pave their way into the UK’s thriving tech sector, valued at $1 trillion.

The UK offers endless opportunities for tech companies looking to scale up and grow, including a highly skilled workforce, fair regulatory system, and welcoming business environment.

UKPA winners will receive a tailormade programme in the UK, including meetings with leading industry and government sector specialists, invites to VIP events and receptions and expert support from DBT’s Global Entrepreneur Programme, which supports ambitious businesses to scale and grow from a UK global headquarters. They’ll also receive exposure and recognition through promotional activities run by DBT to accelerate their growth.

UK Investment Minister, Dominic Johnson said: “These awards are a fantastic opportunity for tech scale-up companies to join the UK’s thriving $1 trillion tech sector. The awards are part of our commitment across government to help more businesses scale up, and benefit from our highly skilled workforce and supportive regulatory system. The UK already has more unicorns than France and Germany combined, and our country continues to be a place where tech businesses from across the world come to thrive.”

Harjinder Kang, Trade Commissioner for South Asia said: "The Unicorn Kingdom: Pathfinder Awards is a perfect opportunity for the many innovative tech scaleups across South Asia to gain from the world-leading tech ecosystem of UK. It's an exciting journey that promises massive growth and success potential for the winning companies who want to catapult to the next level. I encourage tech scaleups in the young and vibrant South Asian countries to take full advantage of this opportunity by applying for the Awards." 

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