Leaders join forces to promote Southampton tech scene

Lawyers, entrepreneurs and academics from across Southampton has formed a partnership to promote and develop the city's tech community.

TechSolent has been founded by law firm Coffin Mew, Southampton Solent University, Cogeco Peer 1 (a provider of colocation, network connectivity and managed services) and Southampton City Council.

Prof Dame Wendy Hall said: "This area is becoming a hub of innovation, largely encouraged by the growth of the port and associated maritime industries, along with so many other exciting diverse companies including some brilliant tech start-up businesses.

"I am on a journey to make Southampton a city of AI. The time is right for the city; it’s a city thriving and buzzing with tech talent."

Source: Insider Media Limited