Supported by Mazars, Milton Keynes College, Milton Keynes Council, The Open University, Santander and The University of Buckingham, Whitecap Consulting is working in partnership with Protospace to conduct an analysis of the tech ecosystem in Milton Keynes. The project is now underway and will culminate in a report published in June this year.

Sponsor Quotes

Oliver Waters, co-founder at Protospace says:
“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.”

Alex Warner, Principal of Milton Keynes College says:
“Both Milton Keynes College Group and South-Central Institute of Technology are delighted to be partnering with this work. We believe that it is a vital piece of analysis to support the growth and development of tech-education provision across Milton Keynes and to support conversation across the wider Southeast Midlands and Thames Valley regions. Both the Institute of Technology and MK College look forward to supporting the project and hearing the conclusions and recommendations.”

Alan Frost, Partner at Mazars says:
“We are proud to be a part of and are active members of the Milton Keynes community. We’re passionate about supporting key business networks, to help build a prosperous city and future for its people. We are therefore excited to support this Analysis such that we can collectively understand how the tech ecosystem can develop and grow to support the growth of Milton Keynes.”

Jake Yeo, Director of Research and Enterprise at The Open University says:
“Having been in Milton Keynes since it was founded, The Open University will continue to play its part in the growth and success of Milton Keynes. With tech at the heart of Milton Keynes, and a key enabler of societal development and innovation, the analysis of the ecosystem will help to better understand the current tech landscape with regards to collaboration and connectivity, whilst highlighting where Milton Keynes might have the opportunity to develop its distinctive capabilities and contribution both locally and more widely.”

Cllr Robin Bradburn, Deputy Leader of MK Council says:
“We have a productive, resilient economy and unemployment is low compared with other UK cities. Sitting at the heart of the Oxford-Cambridge Arc, digital, engineering and technology will be important to our future economic strength. We’re pleased to be supporting this project as it will strengthen our position to capitalise on future tech opportunities and ensure a fair and balanced recovery.”

Professor Harin Sellahewa, Dean of Faculty of Computing, Law and Psychology at The University of Buckingham says:
“Milton Keynes is one of the fastest growing towns or cities in the UK and is the home to a large number of organisations that focus on advanced digital technologies. The analysis of this tech ecosystem will enable enhanced collaboration, knowledge exchange, innovation and skills needed for Milton Keynes to be a leader in the digital technology sector. As one of its nearest neighbours with an academic centre in the heart of Milton Keynes, the University of Buckingham has a strong interest in the success of Milton Keynes and are delighted to support the MK Tech Ecosystem Analysis.”