About us

The world we live in faces ever-changing societal, environmental and economic challenges, which are felt regionally, nationally and also globally. UKBlackTech supports, promotes, represents and encourages the continued growth of diverse innovators and tech innovation across the UK. We work with institutions, industry, local businesses and communities to solve these challenges. To build a great tech eco-system we need to see equity, transparency and representation at the cutting edge of tech.

Solving the worldโ€™s biggest problems through REPRESENTATION. Greater representation leads to better INNOVATION which produces global TRANSFORMATION for a fast-changing world.

Our impact

80

professionals attended our last innovation showcase

Hackathon

UKBT organised a Sickle Cell Hackathon with doctors, data scientist, patients and web developers at The Design Museum.

60%

of our community identifies as women

5 Institutions

We collaborate LSBU University Computer Science Dept.

35%

of our audience is under 25

Honours

Our co-founder is awarded an MBE for services to Education, Tech & Diversity.

20k+

tech professionals combined reach across our platform

Talent Pool

Culture Trip x UKBT: Mock Interviews for University Graduates

16 Courses

Digital courses created with Tech Mums, Future Learn, and Leeds University

The 100 Year Plan

What we do know is that actions from 100 years ago have changed the landscape of our world beyond recognition โ€“ and thatโ€™s exactly our intention with the 100 year plan for UKBlackTech. That in 100 years time, the world should NOT be the same, that the difference made was by design rather than default.

The 5 Plllars of our 100 Year Plan:
Participation 
Visibility  
Community Building
Generational Economics
Self-Sustainability 

Timeline

2017

2018

  • Partnered with PwC to travel around the UK to support local communities in tech
  • Won the Diversity Champions Award 2018

2019

  • UKBT (Tech) teamed up with AFBE-UK (Engineering) to profile 10 inventors in their field 
  • Hosted a Sickle Cell Hackathon at The Design Museum with Doctors & Data Scientists 
  • Collaborated with Future Learn, Tech Mums & Leeds Uni to design 15 digital courses 
  • Won the London Business Awards 2019

2019

2020

  • Supported 2 orgs with their Apprenticeship Level 6 and Level 7 courses
  • Boroughs (Lambeth, Lewisham, Wandsworth and Southwark) around digital skills and upskilling digital businesses
  • Collaborated with TLA, GLA & London Tech Week to launch London Borough Day
  • Partnered with Microsoft & PwC to explore solutions around COVID19

2021

Whatโ€™s next

By 2025 UKBT will be a Science Park with 2 locations in London and Midlands that has a membership of over 500โ€“1000 clients (R&D, Institutions, Organisations, Businesses and Entrepreneurs) to access knowledge, insights and research.

Talent 

Support homegrown talent to navigate, access and open opportunities within the industry.

Innovation

Produce 3 white papers and recommendations for tech sector by 2023: Future of Work, Smart Cities and Post Pandemic Recovery.

Community

Support tech specialist and entrepreneurial minded people/businesses to learn from each other through our Knowledge Innovation Transfer Network (KTIN).

Representation matters.

Explore our collection of diverse images, free to use in your next project.

Our team

The UKBT team is made up of eleven tech professionals from diverse backgrounds leading different parts of the organisation. UKBT is led by Mark Martin MBE, one of the most prominent figures in education and the tech sector.

Our expertise and insight in tech and digital businesses is second to none. Between us we have won numerous awards and have been acknowledged by the UK government for our impact on the UK tech sector.

We provide a range of boutique services to organisations and businesses, from events and workshops through to promotion and networking. How can we help you?

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