The UK Innovation Index

We worked with The Open Data Institute, The Digital Catapult, and InnovateUK to create the UK Tech Innovation Index. This hugely ambitious work was the first time that data from three event services (Eventbrite, Meetup, OpenTechCalendar) and data about Scientific Publications (Microsoft Academic Knowledge API) was combined to rank cities by their strengths and potential for innovation in seven subsections of technology.

Our work was featured heavily in national and local press. We released our rankings and the data behind them as open datasets and these were re-used in the UK Government’s national Artificial Intelligence Strategy report.

See below for how this project has developed over the years.