Learn about the vibrant UK tech sector and why it has become the center for European tech.
As part of London Tech Week, Department for International Trade in partnership with London & Partners is organising an event giving you in-depth insights into the vibrant UK tech sector and explaining why it has become the center for European tech.

Date & Time
Monday 12th June
14:00 - 17:30

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 08:30 am - Thursday, May 4, 2017, 09:30 pm

At the Old Truman Brewery, United Kingdom
Millennial 20/20 London will bring together 3,500+ Brands, Retailers, Corporates, Service Providers, Media, Entrepreneurs and Start-Ups. Hosting 200+ speakers across multiple conference stages covering a variety of industry sector tracks (including Innovation, Retail, E-Commerce, Marketing, Futures, Fashion & Beauty, Travel & Hospitality, Food & Beverage, Finance, Auto, Sport, Health and Fitness). There will be a host of "Future of" immersive showcases and a curated exhibition space showcasing the leading commerce solutions in Retail, E-Commerce, Marketing, Payments, Mobile, Social, Social, Big Data and CRM.
ICE Agenzia (ITA) has a unique code italian start-ups which is "ITA50". This code will allow you to register for the show for 50% the price. 
For more info click HERE, or visit 
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London Tech Week is a festival of live events across the city, showcasing and celebrating the best of tech whilst providing networking, social, learning and business opportunities.

New for 2017, KNect365 joins forces with London & Partners and Tech London Advocates to bring you a mega-tech festival; connecting science and creative minds, corporates and grass roots, startups and scale ups. London Tech Week fuels innovation and strengthens London's status as a global powerhouse of tech.

The 2017 programme includes conferences, showcases and forums, compelling content, speakers and round-the-clock networking; plus, a greater opportunity for participation from startups, entrepreneurs, enthusiasts, students to corporates alike.

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July 7th - 14th, 2017
London UK

Fintech Week is a series of conferences, exhibitions, workshops, hackathons, meetups and parties. Each day we focus on a different topic. We always ensure that there is plenty of time for networking and meeting other innovators. The main conference/exhibition takes place at the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, but other events take place across the City of London, Canary Wharf and “Tech City.”

Expect 600-1,000 conference delegates per day from over 50 countries and 3,000 – 5,000 participants in events throughout the week.

You can book tickets for specific events or purchase a full event pass and come and go as you please.

For more Info and to book your tickets, please visit




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Smart to Future Cities & Urban IoT returns to London in 2017 for its 6th edition; the only Europe centric Smart Cities event to really focus on practical, scalable applications of smart city initiatives to improve infrastructure and quality of life.

Key issues of funding, security, scalability, & citizen engagement will be addressed through case studies, discussion groups and interactive panels in a program which drills down into the real needs of smart city leaders.

Annually attracting an audience with over 50% senior public sector representatives this event brings together innovators and pioneers from across the entire smart city ecosystem.

16-18 May 2017
Millennium Gloucester Hotel,

Info an for the full agenda plaese visit



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Singapore InnovFest unBound 2016 has been a huge event organized by the National University of Singapore in association with the government agency IDA - Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore and focused on innovative startups' world.

The Italian Trade Agency has set up a participation of

4 Italian startups

3 incubators

and Italia Start Up (, an association established in 2012 to support projects promoted by Italian SME and startups

ICE Singapore has organized as well the "Building Startup Ecosystem Around the World" workshop on 17th May, featuring relators from Italia Startup, the Economist, Start-up National Central Ltd and The-Hub Singapore.

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Ice’s President, Mr Riccardo M. Monti, launched the 2015 edition of ItaliaRestartsUp at Rai’sTG1 on September 28, within a feature programme dedicated to Youth, Employment and Start-up companies. In the interview, lasting about 40 minutes, Monti dealt also with a number of other subjects besides the event, scheduled for Ocotober 22-23 in Milan. A video recording of the broadcast can be viewed at

On the Italian side, a total of 102 start-up, 18 Investiment funds, 20 incubators and 8 local development agencies have been admitted to the event (see the attached reports). They are getting ready to meet with a few dozens foreign investors. Ice’s offices abroad, together with Ice’s partners for the event, i.e. Smau and the Ministry of Economic Development, are actively seeking for expressions of interest from qualified potential participants, in dozens of countries. More information about the event and a registration form can be found at

The submissions by Italian start-up companies only amounted to 274. An evaluation committee carefully evaluated them, giving priority to companies endowed with the prescribed requirements and deemed in a better position to relate to foreign venture capitalists

29-Sep-2015 (MS)

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Ice, the Italian Government’s Agency promoting trade and investment, in collaboration with the Ministry of Economic Development and Smau, is launching the second edition of ItaliaRestartsUp, the national event expressly designed to be a meeting point between the protagonists of the Italian start-up ecosystem, i.e. companies, investors and support agencies, and foreign investors specialized in innovative start-up companies.

Italian companies have already been called to sign up, by September 9, for the new edition, which will take place on 22 and 23 October 2015 at Smau International in Milan. Subsequently, through the network of ICE offices around the world, the recruitment and selection of foreign investors will take place. The participants’ profile is centered on expansion and late stage start-up companies and on investors which have already started, or are very close to setting up, overseas operations and would like to expand them.

The co-location of Smau ItaliaRestartsUp aims not only at providing investors with a more complete picture of the areas traditionally covered by the Milan exhibition, i.e. office-related technologies and goods, but also at adding value in terms of contacts and networking, thanks to the presence at Smau of so many players belonging to the Italian start-up ecosystem.

Last year’s edition, which saw the participation of over 65 innovative start-ups and 50 foreign investors from 23 countries, has met with great appreciation, as confirmed by a recent customer satisfaction survey. Among the responding 22 foreign investors, 81% took the view that the event has met all or nearly all of their expectations. Relative to the objective to meet Italian start-up companies, top-ranked by all respondents, the satisfaction rate amounted to 97% (calculated adding all ratings about satisfaction and dividing them by the sum of ratings about importance). Over 90% of foreign investors surveyed said they would be interested in participating in a second edition of the event.

The draft program of the event, still under development, includes the following parts.

*      A conference and seminars, in the morning of the first day

*      Business-to-business (B2B) meetings between foreign investors and start-up companies, the following afternoon

*      B2B meetings between foreign investors, on one hand, and Italian investors and development agencies that support start-ups, on the other hand, in the morning of the second day.

Meetings and networking occasions are also being organized to give more added value to the presence of foreign investors.

Ice offices overseas are now sending preliminary information notices to potentially interested counterparts, with a view to providing full information about Italian participating companies by mid-September.

Inquiries by prospective foreign participants are welcome. Please direct them to your local Ice office, which will promptly reply to you, in co-operation with Ice Headquarters as appropriate. The list of Ice offices is published in the home page of Ice’s portal, under the heading “Go to your country site”.

(MS & Pask) - 27 Aug 2015

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Foreign investors participating at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress, taking place in Milan from March 16 to 19, 2015 have been invited by the Italian Trade Agency (aka ITA or ICE) to schedule meetings with 23 selected Italian Startup companies (see their profiles in attachment). All 69 companies admitted to participate in ItaliaRestartsUp, a similar event organized by ITA-ICE in December of 2014, had been called to apply.

A special area in the Gold Room of the South Wing at the Congress facility hosting the event has been reserved for this purpose. Dedicated staff will be present at the registration desk and in the meeting area in order to facilitate the agenda building process, for which ITA-ICE has joined forces with Meta Group, one of the co-hosts of the event. One of the highlights of Gec 2015 will also be a competition among 16 of the 23 selected Italian startup companies, on March 19 morning. The competition, called Get In The Ring, will take place in the plenary room and companies will be voted down or up by the audience.

More information about Gec can be found at

(MS) 16-Mar-2015

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Milano, December 9, 2014 - It reads ItaliaRestartsUp but it is pronounced 'Italy comes back to growth thanks to Startup companies": that is the name of a new event dedicated to foreign investors specialized in innovative companies, which takes place today in Milano and was organized by the Innovation and Startup Team at the Italian Trade Agency (ITA aka ICE) in collaboration with the technical Secretariat of the Ministry of Economic Development.

More than 55 investors from 23 countries have gathered in Milan to meet, in direct and reserved talks, the 69 Italian participating startups, selected by a panel of experts. During the more than 450 appointments organized at the request of foreign guests (up to 14 per investor), startups will have a chance to illustrate their vision and projects and to propose investment opportunities, in order to broaden their sources of funding, thus accelerating the pace of development of their business.

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