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Subsidised business development in Japan and Australia for UK tech firms

Subsidised business development in Japan and Australia for UK tech firms

We’re delighted to welcome our first three companies to the UK-APAC Tech Growth Programme, an initiative we are delivering on the behalf of the Government to accelerate the growth of tech firms in the APAC region.

Through the initiative, we are helping standout UK businesses expand into new markets, gain access to capital, customers, partners and talent.

Pressure-mapping technology startup TG0 (pronounced T-G-zero), satellite connectivity company Wyld Networks and transport accessibility specialist Transreport will each complete a 10-week Business Development Initiative, heavily subsidised by the UK Government.

We have assigned a bilingual business development team to each company to act as their in-market presence in their target region – undertaking research, reaching out to target customers and partners and facilitating online meetings to kick start commercial discussions.

We are helping London-based TG0, whose touch-sensitive material enables everyday objects to function as pressure sensors, to break into the Japanese market.

By introducing new shapes and interactive features on traditionally non-interactive surfaces, TG0’s technology makes it possible for designers and engineers to develop new physical user experiences across automotive, healthcare, electronics and gaming. Japan, home to a host of companies that could benefit from TG0’s solutions, is a market with massive potential.

TG0 is delighted to join the UK-APAC Tech Growth Programme as we continue our expansion into key markets," said Ming Kong, TG0’s CEO.

Wyld Networks will use this outreach programme to bring its IoT data communication technologies to the Australian market.

Wyld Networks’ end-to-end sensor-to-satellite system gathers, processes and transmits data from sensors in any environment. There is a huge demand for satellite IoT services in Australia because much of the country’s high-value infrastructure – such as mines and farms – is remotely located and requires significant investment to be reliably connected. 

Alastair Williamson, CEO of Wyld Networks, said: “We are delighted to have this opportunity with the UK APAC Tech Growth Programme. With Wyld Connect able to deliver data from IoT devices anywhere on earth, this is an excellent opportunity to reach new markets, solve new problems and improve profitability and sustainability for our clients.”

Transreport, whose technology enhances public transport accessibility for disabled and older people, will target the Australian transportation sector during the 10-week programme.

Transreport’s flagship app Passenger Assistance enables travellers to register their assistance needs in advance, empowering train companies to provide better services and improving the travel experience for all. It also aims to do the same for air travel via a dedicated airline app.

With a strong presence on all UK rail networks and a rapidly growing user base in Japan – a country renowned for its exemplary railway systems – the company is poised for further expansion. We will help Transreport target the Australian market, providing 10 weeks of in-market support to find potential partners and talent, research the market and identify opportunities for growth.

Jay Shen, Managing Director of Transreport, said: “This initiative will lay the groundwork for us to bring our pioneering technology to Australia. Through this opportunity, we hope to find partners that will share our values of improving the connectivity, accessibility and convenience of public transport.”

Both Wyld Networks and Transreport will be working closely with our partner, Foley, whose considerable experience in trade and investment across Australia and New Zealand should help these firms make serious headway.

We’re excited to help these three companies accelerate their progress within their target markets and achieve solid business growth.

And we have places for other innovative UK tech firms on this Government-subsidised programme. So, if you think the APAC region could benefit from your technology, we’d love to hear from you.


To register your interest for a Business Development Initiative or to learn more about the UK-APAC Tech Growth Programme, visit

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