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Fujitsu Supports Start-Up Hub for the Third Time

12 start-ups given the opportunity to pitch their ideas at Conservative Party Conference

Fujitsu UK & Ireland

London, May 23, 2013

For the third year running Fujitsu is pleased to be supporting the Start-Up Hub at this year’s Conservative Party Conference. The national competition provides the opportunity for 12 new businesses to demonstrate their ideas and designs during the four day conference which runs from Sunday 29 September to Wednesday 2 October in Manchester,

Prime Minister David Cameron has called on start-up business and entrepreneurs across the UK to get involved in the programme and win the opportunity to showcase their work in front of thousands of visitors. He said:”The Conservative Party believes that the small business and entrepreneurs are the lifeblood of the UK economy. To show our continued commitment to British enterprise and entrepreneurs I am pleased that the conservatives are once again running the Start-Up Hub at our conference. I support this initiative and encourage start-ups and entrepreneurs to apply.”

Duncan Tait, CEO, Fujitsu UK & Ireland commented: “We are delighted to be supporting the Start-Up Hub initiative again. As one of the world’s largest ICT providers, Fujitsu works with hundreds of UK-based SMEs to help deliver the innovation and flexibility our customers need. Our own experience shows how close collaboration between big business and SMEs can really drive growth of UK plc.”

Former 2012 winner, Mark Thompson from ACEON, said: “Showing our vision and ambition at the Start-Up Hub for our Solar Off Grid projects has started a project with the UN. Fantastic networking opportunity to launch our brand and product!”

In order to win a chance to appear at the Start-Up Hub, ideas must be submitted to the Conservative Party before June 28h. Application is through the website at The winners will be chosen by a panel of experts, chaired by Damian Collins MP, and including leading business representatives from Fujitsu and the BVCA.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 170,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.4 trillion yen (US$47 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013. For more information, please see:

About Fujitsu UK and Ireland

Fujitsu UK and Ireland is a leading IT systems, services and products company employing over 10,100 people with an annual revenue of £1.6 billion. Additionally, Fujitsu’s other operations in the UK bring its total employee numbers to over 14,000 and its total revenues to £1.8 billion. Its business is in enabling its customers to realise their objectives by exploiting information technology through its integrated product and service portfolio. This includes consulting, applications, systems integration, managed services and product for customers in the private and public sectors including retail, financial services, telecoms, government, defence and consumer sectors. For more information, please see:

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Date: 23 May, 2013
City: London


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