UK should do high-tech the Israeli way, say Labour shadow ministersJun. 8, 2013
Britain should follow the successful blueprint of Israel’s high-tech sector to repair its battered economy, according to leading members of the Shadow Cabinet.
Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna said the “remarkable story” seen in Israel’s start-up technology industries could be combined with British skills to boost both countries’ global business appeal.
Mr Umunna was speaking at a Labour Friends of Israel event at Google’s Tech City campus in London. It used video links with teams in Tel Aviv and Lagos, Nigeria, to discuss “tech-cities” and start-up businesses.
Participants included experts from Google’s projects in Israel, the British Embassy’s UK-Israel Tech Hub, and Tsofen, an organisation boosting Arab Israelis’ opportunities in high-tech industry.
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