A city in the East Midlands of England, Leicester offers a wealth of support for its thriving tech cluster plus many coworking venues in which to hustle and get your stuff done. Leicester sits on the River Soar and close to the National Forest to give the outdoor enthusiast somewhere to run to when the brain waves stop buzzing from overuse. A city wrapped up in kings and castles, it has the largest economy in the East Midlands.
One of the oldest cities in the United Kingdom, Leicester is established in the transport, defense and automotive industries with a growing tech scene happening especially at the MIRA technology park that is home to many world-leading transport businesses as it offers engineering, research and testing facilities. The city is under 2 hours drive to London and the East Midlands Airport offers access to a number of international destinations. There are 3 universities in the city with the University of Leicester (one of the top 20 in the UK) offering a range of support to businesses including research, collaborations, technology transfer and recruitment services, so there is no shortage of a talent pool happening. The tech community is centered on the Leicester Tech Startups initiative aiming to promote the emerging tech cluster through a series of events and networking opportunities. Coworking spaces are playing their role as somewhere to get your stuff done without resorting to working alone at home or in a cafe.
Leicester is quite inexpensive to live in and it is a modern and diverse city with a multicultural population. It is often referred to as the "space capital of Europe", as this is where you will find the UK's only dedicated Space Center. There is an impressive array of grant schemes and angel investors available aiming to help startups and small firms making Leicester the perfect town for coworking souls who wish to see their dreams become a reality.
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