Kicking off London Tech Week! #LondonIsOpen

As leading partner of London Tech Week, Cocoon Networks were delighted attend the official launch 

London – 14 June 2017:
London is Open! What a start to the festival week!
As leading partner of the 2017 London Tech Week, Cocoon Networks were delighted to start off this festival week at the official London Tech Week launch together with over 800 tech aficionados.Held at the Digital hub Here East (Olympic Park), the affair was truly a celebration of a very much ‘open’ London, as Mayor Sadiq Khan emphasised in his keynote. Deemed a tech hub city truly on the forefront of research and despite Brexit, London is expected to continue to draw in talent and investment from all over the world to its rich tech and thriving tech development landscape.
Robot Sarah
When entering, we were greeted with a great taster of what London’s tech scene has to offer! Apart from robots, applications were utilising AI to create new shapes in a dance studio, whereby dancers interacted with AI. Alternatively attendees could challenge enemies in a VR world!


China-UK Hi! Tech Festival: Driving Sino-British collaboration in Industry 4.0

Supported by the UK government Cocoon Networks London powers 2nd China-UK Hi! Technology Festival


London – 12 June 2017:

After a sell-out success last December, the China-UK Hi! Technology Festival returns to Cocoon Networks London for its 2nd edition on June 14th – 16th 2017. Cocoon Networks London is an innovation centre connecting UK startups with Chinese capital.
Most recently, tech pioneer and former Head of Level39 Eric Van der Kleij appeared on Bloomberg to announce the launch of his ‘Centre for Digital Revolution’ based at our Cocoon Networks London Headquarters. Based within a custom built hub, C4DR will partner and co-invest with leading corporate organisations and invest in promising start-ups spanning AI, IoT, blockchain and robotics.


China-UK Hi! Tech Festival returns to Cocoon Networks 

Cocoon Networks London expects over 2000 visitors to its 2nd China-UK Hi! Technology Festival

London – 07 June 2017:
The China-UK Hi! Technology Festival is a key part of the London Tech Week. As THE Sino-British event of the year it connects tech start-ups, tech professionals, investors and policymakers from both countries to form excellent business relationships.
The festival will open with a global startup contest powered by China’s largest (and the world’s 5th largest) cloud computing provider Alibaba Cloud in connection with Cocoon Networks. 
Days 2 and 3 of the festival will see an unveiling ceremony followed by a series of keynote speeches, panel discussions, Q&As, workshops and networking opportunities with a cadre of highly accomplished representatives from industry, government and academia. Discussions will centre on the innovation and investment opportunities between China and the UK in Industry 4.0’s emerging smart technologies, such as Fintech & Blockchain, AI, Smart Device, and Greentech.
WHAT: 2017 China-UK Hi! Technology Festival
WHEN: June 14th - 16th, 2017, 9 am - 9 pm/rolling basis
WHERE: Cocoon Networks London, 4 Christopher Street, EC2A, 2BS


Tech Pioneer Eric Van der Kleij launches Industry 4.0 Tech Centre at Cocoon Networks London

C4DR and Cocoon Networks collaborate on helping UK and Continental Startups to expand to China

Eric Van der Kleij appearing on BloombergUK tech pioneer Eric Van der Kleij appeared on Bloomberg on May 27th to announce the launch of his new venture C4DR 'Centre for Digital Revolution', a multi-city business development hub comprising a built-in international corporate foundry, a series of startup challenge programmes targeting key industry verticals, and an in-house 4IR think tank.

Based within a custom-built hub inside the Cocoon Networks Innovation Centre, C4DR will partner and co-invest with leading corporate organisations looking to build new solutions using 4IR technologies, and invest in promising startups spanning artificial intelligence, internet of things, blockchain and robotics, all within a specialised environment. The Centre will work with high-potential startups based in the hubs to help them win business both within and beyond the C4DR ecosystem, while simultaneously delivering sustainable benefit to both business and society.


Big Data Expert Hadean joins Cocoon Networks London

Launched in 2016, Hadean is a revolutionary distributed compute platform that transforms the way enterprise extracts actionable information from Big Data. The platform allows a single developer to run massive scale algorithms using their existing tool chain, and most importantly without the need for any engineering, maintenance or infrastructure support. This typically results in a product release exponentially faster than currently offered by existing Big Data solutions (

Since March 2017, Hadean has taken a membership at our Cocoon Networks London premises and is currently working with eight global customers across finance and risk management; healthcare and genomics; and enterprise and business analytics.The team is focussed on making their platform publically available in late 2017.