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Connectivity Rating Scheme

Endorsed by the Mayor of London, WiredScore is delivering collecting information about the internet connectivity and infrastructure of commercial buildings. This information will be made publicly available to businesses of all sizes looking for office space.

Visit wiredscore.london

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Superfast Broadband Vouchers

Get up to £3,000 to connect your business to superfast broadband. SMEs based in London can apply for a voucher—which is a grant, not a loan, so you don't pay it back.

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Mayor's Export Programme

Are you ready to go global? The Mayor's Export Programme offers 1-to-1 support to enter an overseas market or participate in a UK exhibition.

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Tech London Advocates

Founded by angel and venture investor Russ Shaw, Tech London Advocates (TLA) is an advocacy group that aims to support technology start-ups in finding new investment, new talent and achieving high growth.

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Dot London

Tell the world where you do business! A Dot London domain helps engage London audiences and associates you with the capital's reputation for innovation.

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Tech Up Nation

Tech Up Nation connects local young Londoners with apprenticeships that can provide them with the skills they need to shape the future of digital.

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Invest.London

Overseas business looking to set up in London? Get essential information and expert advice on every aspect of locating and doing business in the capital.

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London Datastore

Do you have ideas for how to use big data to create innovative apps or improve life in London? Access open city data, share ideas and request new data at London Datastore.

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Mentorsme

Britain's free online gateway for small and medium-size enterprises seeking mentoring services. Search our list of quality-assured mentoring organizations.

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Smart London Plan

The Smart London Plan is for Londoners, businesses, researchers, investors and everyone who has an interest in the capital’s future. Feedback, ideas and collaboration are welcome!

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Nesta

Develop your skills with free learning materials and expert advice on how to generate, actualize and pitch ideas. Practice guides for accelerators, innovation labs and more.

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Primary Resource Portals


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    London Business Growth Hub

    Sponsored by the Mayor of London and launched by the London Enterprise Panel, the London Business Growth Hub includes a business support finder, an interactive map for locating workspaces, a business blog and success stories from London's growing businesses.

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    London Datastore

    Data has the capacity to deliver insight and value to change the way the city, communities and services work. This is why data is a key plank of the Mayor’s Smart London Plan. London Datastore provides open city data to the community and developers in an open and collaborative environment where requests for new data can be made and ideas brought to fruition.

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    StartUp Britain

    StartUp Britain is a national campaign by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, harnessing the expertise and passion of Britain's leading businesspeople to celebrate, inspire and accelerate enterprise in the UK.

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    Business is Great Britain

    The UK Government portal to support, advice, and tools to aid in starting, growing, and accelerating your business. Includes case studies, guides to writing a business plan, building a workforce, and expanding into new markets, plus a business support hotline.

Mayor of London Resources


  • London Co-Investment Fund

    LCIF funds high-growth tech, science and digital startups in London. Founded and managed by Funding London and Capital Enterprise, the London Co-Investment Fund has raised £25m from the Mayor of London's Growing Places Fund to co-invest in seed rounds between £250,000 - £1,000,000.

  • Superfast Broadband Vouchers

    If you have a small to medium sized business (SME) based in one of London’s 33 boroughs you can apply for a voucher for up to £3,000. It’s a grant, not a loan, so that means you don’t have to pay it back. The grant covers the cost of upgrading to superfast broadband.

  • Connectivity Rating Scheme

    Endorsed by the Mayor of London, WiredScore is delivering connectivity ratings for office buildings. The scheme collects information about the internet connectivity and infrastructure of commercial buildings. This information will be made publicly available to businesses of all sizes looking for office space. Visit wiredscore.london from 17th June for more information.

  • Mayor's Export Programme

    The Mayor’s Export Programme has been set up to help London small and medium sized businesses to export to overseas markets or help businesses that are already trading to make the move into fast growing emerging markets.

  • London Digital Inclusion Strategy

    An analysis and plan for reducing the barriers to Londoners getting online, with an overview of current activities and a list of networks and resources available to increase digital inclusivity.

  • Technology Innovation Portal

    The Mayor of London welcomes technological ideas that can help deliver on his vision of a world-class transport system. The Technology Innovation Portal allows users to submit innovative technological ideas and solutions that meet one of our key challenges.

  • Smart London Plan

    The Mayor's Smart London Plan looks at the role digital technology can play in helping to address city challenges, to make London an even better city to live in. The Plan sets out how we can better articulate these challenges as market opportunities for technology companies. This is for Londoners, businesses, researchers, investors and everyone who has an interest in the capital’s future.

  • Tech Up Nation

    Tech Up Nation connects local young Londoners with apprenticeships that can provide them with the skills they need to shape the future of digital. The programme provides a targeted 100 ambitious employers working in the Tech City/Old Street area of London with a viable process to employ talented young people.

  • Apprenticeships and London: The Business Case

    Over 20,000 employers in London use Apprenticeships. It helps them attract new talent, upskill their staff and tackle skills shortages. Apprenticeships are available in a range of sectors including tech, Creative and Digital Media, accounting, marketing, business and administration, project management and more.

  • London Open Workspaces

    TThe London Open Workspaces map is an interactive guide to London's start-up workspaces, revealing the capital's incubators and co-working spaces alongside other start-up workspaces such as artist studios and maker-spaces.

  • Talk London

    Talk London has been created by the Greater London Authority as a place to discuss London's big issues. But it isn’t just a talking shop. The Mayor of London wants your opinions to help steer the big policy decisions of the future – from those affecting London’s young people, transport, safety and health, housing, the environment and the economy.

  • Team London Speed Volunteering

    Team London, the Mayor's volunteering program for London, has partnered with Do-It to launch London's Speed Volunteering Service. Speed Volunteering makes it easier for people to give a little bit of time while still making a positive impact—in just a couple of hours, on a one-off basis, and at short notice.

  • At a Glance: London's Tech Scene

    This guide to London's tech hotspots and clusters is designed to help entrepreneurs navigate this exciting ecosystem and find the best ways to expand business in the capital.

  • Vision 2020: Ambitions for London

    The Mayor’s 2020 Vision is a signal of serious intent – one designed to lengthen London’s lead as the greatest city on earth. It announces to the world that London is a sure bet – the best place to do business. Watch a video to see how the city will transform by 2010; find out what's happening your local area; and pitch your own ideas via Talk London.

  • London Infrastructure 2050

    The infrastructure work identifies the capital’s needs in order to remain competitive as the best place to live, work, study, invest, play. It highlights some of the challenges and opportunities we have in terms of planning and delivering infrastructure. It sets out potential market opportunities for technology companies in helping us deliver London’s needs more efficiently or transform the way we deliver infrastructure.

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