• A collection of Pioneerimages
  • A collection of Pioneerimages
  • A collection of Pioneerimages
  • A collection of Pioneerimages
  • A collection of Pioneerimages

Through Level39, we want Canary Wharf to be a catalyst for innovation, where tomorrow’s solutions are created

By keeping innovation at the fore of everything we do we’re creating a platform for technologies of the future. Canary Wharf Group is a member of the UK-GBC’s pioneering Innovation Lab – a collaborative initiative to create sector-wide, innovative, sustainable solutions.

Level39 is Europe’s leading technology community and hub. We attract and support ambitious entrepreneurs to push the boundaries of finance, cybersecurity, retail and future-city technology. We provide 200 companies with the space and support they need, including the conditions to allow them to connect and help each other.

The majority of companies based at Level39 are from outside the UK, with 48 nations currently represented. International firms looking to get a foothold in lucrative UK and European markets recognise the unique attributes offered by the facilities and resources at Level39. Our substantial mentor network of experienced business leaders offer a rich vein of expertise and experience on which start-ups can draw.

Level39 is just a short walk from 30% of the world’s financial services IT budgets, and sits alongside some of the country’s most valuable retail space. With access to all of that, along with flexible high-quality work space and an unrivalled mentoring and support network, there is no better place for businesses to expand into international markets.

Some of Level39’s Success Stories
  • Ainfin, based at Level39, launched its Swifin platform in Uganda in 2016 aiming to reach up to a million people in the first year. Ultimately, AinFin wants to create a global digital village where individuals, businesses, multinationals and development agencies can all interact and deliver accessible financial services to everyone
  • Doreming, based at Level39 created a system that calculates pay in real time and links employers’ and employees’ banking systems. The result enables workers – usually on lower incomes and underbanked – to access their wages in real time, thus escaping the cycle of debt, loans, high interest and increased debt. Level39 allowed Doreming to connect with different key players in financial inclusion and the media.
  • Applied Blockchain is a company based at Level39 which develops blockchains, digital databases that facilitate secure online transactions. As a result of the support provided at Level39, Applied Blockchain has grown quickly, and is now looking to diversify from financial services into supply chain management, aviation, property and recruitment.
  • Level39 has long supported CodeFirst: Girls, a not-for-profit social enterprise that delivers free IT education and training to young women.
  • In October 2017 the UK Cyber Demonstration Centre was launched. Based at Level 39, it will make world-class purpose facilities available to UK SME cyber security suppliers, enabling them to showcase the latest technologies to customers. It will become a vital platform for entrepreneurs looking to scale internationally.