The report is commissioned by the UK Government’s Science and Innovation Network (SIN) and published by Public – a digital transformation partner committed to helping the public sector turn innovative ideas into practical solutions.

The report examines regional strengths and opportunities across the UK’s five priority technologies – artificial intelligence, semiconductors, quantum, engineering biology, and future telecoms – in nine Central and Eastern European countries in order to inform the UK’s strategic ambitions around international tech partnerships.

‍The report concludes that from rapid progression in AI technology to breakthroughs in quantum computing, the CEE is solidifying its position as one of the fastest-growing and most promising hubs for innovation and emerging technology. Drawing on 50+ interviews and engagement with 100+ regional stakeholders, the research highlights a dynamic science and technology ecosystem in CEE with high potential for UK partnerships.