UK and Estonia Launch TechLink Programme

Ministers from the UK and Estonia have launched a TechLink programme to bring together entrepreneurs from the two countries to tackle challenges in financial technology, cyber security, digital government and biotech.

During the D5 summit in Estonia the Cabinet Office said the programme aims to give businesses the opportunity to learn from respective countries' digital markets.

D5 is a network of digital governments that aims to strengthen the digital economy across the borders.

Cabinet Office minister Matt Hancock said he looked forward to seeing what innovations will come out of the programme.

He added: "We set up the D5 for the leading digital governments to share best practice, and the new TechLink programme does just that.

"Britain's membership of the D5 is a key part of our role as a world leader in govtech, as we look to use digital to transform the delivery of public services, reshaping the relationship between the citizen and the state."

As well as the programme with Estonia, the UK will also begin collaborating further afield with Tech City UK trialling its Digital Business Academy in New Zealand.

The academy was launched last year with the aim of teaching people how to start and finance a digital business as well as how to develop digital products and digital marketing campaigns.

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