Facephi strengthens opportunities in the UK thanks to the Tech Rocketship Awards 

Facephi’s EMEA subsidiary is undertaking an intense programme of business meetings organised by the UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT)  

Facephi starts this year with more than 25 business meetings and events in its UK schedule. This heightened activity corresponds to the mentoring programme granted by the Silver award, which the technology company won at the prestigious Tech Rocketship Awards 2022. An important event organised by the UK’s DIT for companies wishing to participate at the tailor-made programme connecting to the UK’s world-leading growth ecosystem. 

With this significant endorsement, Facephi’s immersion in the British market will be boosted, as the programme includes meetings and sectoral events for contacting potential partners and customers, innovation centers and public bodies in the UK. The first engagements will take place over three days in the cities of Leeds and London, where the company which specialises in protecting people’s digital identity will have the opportunity to present its biometric-based tech solutions, designed to be used by any company and industry. 

The UK is one of the main markets where Facephi plans to expand its business, as the country is leading the European market in terms of the number of unicorns and the third largest investment in technology venture capital in the world. This is why Facephi has set up its EMEA subsidiary in London and is already exploring new market niches such as cryptocurrencies, gambling and the digitisation of public administrations, alongside the new opportunities that the mentoring of the Tech Rocketship Awards will provide. 

As Enrico Montagnino, General Manager of Facephi EMEA, notes, “the programme is very useful and interesting, as it gives us the opportunity to present Facephi, especially to the UK public sector, where we have already established contacts.” 


Tech Rocketship Awards 

The Tech Rocketship Awards is an accolade created by the Department for International Trade (DIT) of the United Kingdom to discover and promote technology companies wishing to establish themselves in the country. The latest event was open to firms from Europe, Israel and Turkey, attracting the interest of 270 companies from 26 countries in the seven competition categories: artificial intelligence, 5G, agritech, cybersecurity, health, diversity and climate. 

Finalists receive a personalised mentoring programme that supports and advises their business development in the UK, with events and meetings where introductions to venture capital firms, R&D clusters and potential new customers are arranged.