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Creative England and Barclays join forces to boost growth in the UK’s creative technology sector
Today we announce a new partnership with Barclays that will focus on boosting fast-growing, creative technology businesses.
Together, we are launching a new twelve-week accelerator, providing creative technology entrepreneurs with the support and help they need early on in their business lifecycle through workshops, masterclasses and mentor programme. ‘Barclays’ Eagle Lab – Flight’ will be led by us and implemented through Barclays’ successful Eagle Labs programme.
Matt Hancock, Minister of State for Digital and Culture said:
“This government is committed to backing the success of the UK’s creative industries as design and digital capability will be at the heart of the future economy. This great initiative from Creative England and Barclays will help deliver vital knowledge and skills to businesses in this sector and ultimately boost the number of UK scale-ups. I’d urge any creative business wanting to expand and grow to apply for this scheme.”
The programme will offer eight investments of £25,000 to creative tech and digital companies with an interesting product to market as well as 3 months of business support through the accelerator. Read more