Working in partnership Protospace and partners, Whitecap Consulting is to conduct an analysis of the tech ecosystem in Milton Keynes, which will culminate in a report later this year.

Milton Keynes has a productive, resilient economy and unemployment is low compared with other UK cities. Milton Keynes has one of highest start-up rates in the UK as well as number of large businesses. And sitting at the heart of the Oxford-Cambridge Arc, digital tech will be important to MK’s future economic strength.

Today, Milton Keynes is home to a diverse and fascinating range of digital technology organisations – from virtual reality and augmented reality, robotics, cybersecurity, software engineering, through to cloud computing businesses.

The ecosystem analysis will help to understand the local digital tech capabilities, identify sector specific opportunities, and to determine what is required to support strategic growth.

Bringing the Tech community together

In an effort to bring together the tech community in Milton Keynes and provide an opportunity to connect with a broad range of talent from across the sector, in partnership with Protospace, Made in MK is hosting an evening of informal networking at Brewhouse & Kitchen on Thursday 24th February at 6:30pm.
Limited tickets to this event are available HERE.  

Oliver Waters, co-founder at Protospace:
“The technology sector in Milton Keynes is growing rapidly – and Milton Keynes provides a convenient, connected and forward thinking environment for innovation and technology driven businesses. At Protospace we believe this report will be an important resource for the understanding and strategic development of the tech ecosystem in Milton Keynes.”

Lal Tawney, Director at Whitecap Consulting:
“Initial discussions with local organisations about the analysis has been overwhelmingly positive and I’m pleased that we now have a number of local organisations who have pledged sponsorship to allow us to initiate the project. We are looking forward to working with Protospace, local organisations and supporters to analyse the sector, and to recommend how to develop MK’s digital tech ecosystem.”  

The proposed report would be freely available alongside Whitecap’s extensive tech sector publications that have been carried out for other UK cities – these reports have acted  as “catalysts” for those sectors. These reports can be found here:

The report is supported through “crowdfunding” by a number of organisations providing sponsorship. This model has proved successful for Whitecap’s other UK reports.  If you are interested in taking part in the project and/or supporting as a sponsorship partner, please contact us via [email protected] or call Lal on 01908 041228.