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Website relaunches to celebrate British innovation

11 January 2016

Self-confessed sci-fi geek, Clifford White has relaunched his website, which provided a portal on science and technology back in the early days of the Internet.

Clifford White

21stcentury.co.uk was first born as an idea back in 1995, when Clifford White – a music composer and producer of the 1980s hit album, Ascension – purchased the domain name with a view to creating a kind of ‘Tomorrows World on the web’. BBC's Tomorrow's World programme began in 1965 and was the broadcaster's flagship science programme, running for almost 40 years. 

Originally launched in 1999 to herald the dawn of the new millennium, 21stcentury.co.uk was regarded in the early 2000s as a UK innovation and technology news portal, and was featured in popular magazines and news periodicals throughout the first decade of the 21st century. In addition to TV, magazine and newspaper coverage, the website partnered with the Tomorrow's World Live Exhibition, running a series of competitions to promote the show.

2016 now sees the relaunch of the 21stcentury.co.uk website, and this time, rather than to focus on the near impossible task of reporting on an entire planet's technological progress, the new 21stcentury.co.uk is going to focus solely on UK innovation, which Clifford feels is too often overlooked by the mainstream media.

Clifford's team is talking to doctors, professors and scientists, technology gurus, designers and developers who live and/or work in the UK, focusing its efforts to publicise the innovative work and scientific advances being made here in the UK.

Clifford says that over the coming months, his team will be opening up a Pandora’s Box of UK innovation, reporting on British companies and thought leaders, speakers and technology evangelists. 

"From cutting-edge music, video and media related entertainment technologies, to breakthrough science, engineering and medical advances, the website will cast its spotlight on Britain’s most advanced thinkers, strategists and inventors," he adds.

If you would like to join in and contribute something, then send an email to news@21stcentury.co.uk and tell them all about it.


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