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What is the UK-APAC Tech Growth Programme?

It’s a government-backed initiative we're running to help UK tech firms grow in the Asia Pacific region, derisking and accelerating the growth of the sector.

If you are a technology startup or scaleup, are headquartered in the UK, and are keen to explore opportunities in APAC, look no further. 

"This programme is an amazing opportunity to reach new markets, solve new problems and improve profitability."

Alastair Williamson, CEO, Wyld Networks

What support is available?

From in-country Business Development Initiatives and fundraising support to pitch events, we will help you identify the programme and target market that align with your goals.


Upcoming events

Hiring in Asia

Understanding how to manage your local talent is a crucial part of setting up shop in a new country and securing mid-to-long-term growth. In Asia, even experienced team builders often run into unexpected issues, such as:

  • The local labour market not being what you thought
  • The hiring (and firing) process looking nothing like what you're used to
  • Laws and regulations throwing you curveballs

We’ve invited experts in talent attraction and executive search from across Asia to advise you – talking Japan, Korea and Taiwan.

When: Tuesday 12 March 09:30 – 10:30 GMT

Making progress in SEA

Southeast Asia is a region of immense opportunity – diverse, rich and full of potential for new businesses and products.

This online workshop will provide insights into Southeast Asia's economy, the trends in the region and what it means for your business, routes to market with practical tips on finding and engaging with partners and customers in ASEAN, all illustrated through real-life case studies. 

When: Wednesday 27 March 09:30 – 10:30 GMT

Asia: the art of the deal

So you have your product, you have an interested partner. What next? How do you actually go about managing a sales cycle and closing the deal?

Attend our online workshop hosted by our Asia market veterans as they present the pathway to securing a deal across every key milestone, from setting initial expectations to navigating complex licensing agreements, all illustrated with real-world examples faced by our panel of experts.

When: April 2024 - final date TBC


Workshop library

We have a growing library of free workshops that will level-up your Asia awareness, knowledge and business acumen. Grab a coffee and enjoy at your leisure! 

Reverse pitch opportunities

Event reports and recaps of each reverse pitch event completed through the UK-APAC Tech Growth Programme, as well as any upcoming opportunities to pitch to Asian corporates and answer their critical tech pain points. 

"The team’s connections and market knowledge are opening doors to financial institutions we’d have struggled to engage.”

Gareth Lewis, CEO, Delio

Delivery Partners

The UK APAC Tech Growth Programme is being delivered in partnership with Foley and Orissa International. 

Orissa International

Orissa International provides consulting services to companies seeking to expand in Southeast Asia. Established in 1997, it is headquartered in Singapore with 32 employees across offices in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines.

Orissa has extensive knowledge of many industry sectors and a network of thousands of contacts including end users, distributors, resellers, system integrators, expert advisors and manufacturers – built through helping more than 3,000 companies with their market expansion into Southeast Asia over the last 25 years.

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Established in Sydney in 2002, Foley has 14 full-time employees. It is a bespoke international business advisory consultancy offering international trade and investment services to organisations looking to do business in Australia and New Zealand.

Government clients include Invest Northern Ireland, the West Midlands Growth Company, Switzerland Global Enterprise, Business Finland and the US states of Maryland, Michigan and Ohio.

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Previous Participants

Ecosystem Partners

Ready to ignite your growth?

If you're interested in taking part in any of our programmes, please get in touch.

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