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UK Tech Week: Celebrating Innovation

UK Tech Week: Celebrating Innovation

 

The anticipation is mounting as the first UK Tech Week approaches, with over 30 confirmed events scheduled to unfold across the nations and regions. From 23 April to 25 April, this inaugural event aims to shine a spotlight on the vibrant landscape of tech innovation and entrepreneurship thriving throughout the UK.

 

A Nationwide Celebration

 

UK Tech Week will be a decentralized affair, with separate events happening simultaneously at tech hubs spanning the country, from Newcastle to Newport and Bristol to Birmingham. Supported by national advocacy groups like techUK and the Startup Coalition, as well as regional organizations such as Cambridge Tech Week and TechWM, the event promises to highlight the diverse tech ecosystem across the UK.

 

Uniting the UK's Tech Community

 

Stuart Clarke, MBE, the founder of UK Tech Week, emphasized the event's theme of "bringing UK tech together." Clarke expressed his enthusiasm for participants not only to engage in celebrating the nation's tech talent and innovation but also to promote their own regional events throughout the year to a broader audience.

 

Diverse Range of Events

 

Attendees can expect a rich array of events covering regional-specific themes, such as Tramshed Tech's panel on UKTN's Wales report, alongside sector-specific discussions on topics ranging from AI and green tech to IoT. Beyond offering valuable insights, the week will provide ample networking opportunities for entrepreneurs and investors alike.

 

Government Endorsement

 

Tech Minister Saqib Bhatti has lent government backing to UK Tech Week, recognizing the pivotal role of innovative entrepreneurs in driving economic growth and addressing societal challenges. Bhatti views the event as a platform to celebrate the strength of tech ecosystems across the UK.

 

Countdown to Launch

 

UK Tech Week will kick off with a launch event in Birmingham on 22 April, setting the stage for core events to unfold from 23 April to 25 April. As a media partner, UKTN has compiled a comprehensive list of all the events, ensuring attendees can make the most of this landmark celebration of the UK's tech prowess.

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