University of the West of England
To discuss how the Renewable Exchange platform has changed the UK renewables market to allow generator to connect with offtakers in transparent, flexible and time-efficient way and enabling projects to increase their revenues.
Tickets coming soon!
If "80% of data has a geospatial component" why do organisations sometimes struggle to exploit it fully? We will discuss the technical, commercial, and cultural barriers to spatial democratisation;explore strategies to overcome them;and examine the advantages your organisation can realise when it becomes Location Insight driven.
Bristol Tech Festival
Bristol Tech Festival is pleased to host a fireside chat with Antonia Forster.
Antonia is a Unity/C# games and software developer, specialising in immersive experiences such as AR, VR & XR.
In 2017, her record-breaking TEDxBristol talk was delivered to a live audience of 2,000 people, and has since gained over 92,000 views online.
In 2018, Antonia was nominated and shortlisted for Nature’s John Maddox Prize, in recognition of work as an LGBTQ+ speaker and activist.
She has been named one of Bristol’s Top Nine “Women To Watch” in STEM, and featured in numerous magazine, radio and television features.
Tickets coming soon!
As captured in the 2021 research report on the West’s influential cluster, LegalTech is developing rapidly as a significant sub-sector within the broader tech industry, while simultaneously driving the digital transformation of an entire profession. The speed of legal digital adoption has accelerated in the last two years and at our event you can hear from some of the national leaders in this industry about what they believe the biggest innovations and opportunities of the mid-2020s will be
We will cover how we've encouraged our team to lean into their curiosity, to be supportive and to never stop learning — and by doing so, to live out Atomic Smash’s company values. We'll talk through the practical ways to do this, such as introducing dedicated monthly L&D time and resources and launching a thank you budget for team members to show recognition to one another, as well as the outcomes. You’ll get a taste of the benefits of bringing curiosity and a healthy growth mindset into your business and learn how it can impact team culture... or even change the world.
Advanced Air Mobility is a huge topic! For this session we will share examples of the work we’ve delivered including medical supplies delivered by drone and our thoughts on how low- or zero-emission air vehicles offer the prospect of a revolution in travel. Join us to find out more!
The NASA pencil, Google wings widget! Amazing design through their simplicity. By creating physical digital twins are we in danger of creating a tech solution for the sake of a tech solution (and it is super cool) and missing the ‘so what’. We will look at some of principles by behind the architecture of ‘AssetMesh’ and how ensure value to the end user.
The Square Club
Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. Come along to this free talk by Andy Hawkins of Business on Purpose to learn more about how to make your business a B-Corp.
Whether you're designing the first or the 100th version of your digital platform, deciding what features to include is difficult. There are so many exciting options and ideas to choose from that it's hard to know where to start.
For startups and scale-ups, resources are always tight, which is why so many are using the minimum viable product (MVP) approach to help them deliver success faster. In this talk we'll look at how you can utilise the power of the MVP to drive better results for new and existing products by looking at:
- What is an MVP, who should use them and their benefits
- The process of developing an MVP
- Types of MVP
- The importance of user testing feedback and how to collect it
- Common mistakes to avoid in product development
- Measuring success post-launch, vanity metrics and KPI's
Calling all tech entrepreneurs! SETsquared Bristol's open event, Discover, reveals why a business incubator can help you grow your business and make an impact. The session includes talks from SETsquared's Centre Director, an Entrepreneur in Residence, and a SETsquared alumni - Zoe Colosimo from Neighbourly - followed by Q&A with the panel.
Come and join us at the Engine Shed for an evening of innovation, networking and drinks with Newicon and partners.
Mark Probert, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer and Senior Strategist at Newicon, will guide you through the design-sprint process, revealing how you can take advantage of this cutting edge tool.
From creative thinking to clickable prototypes, discover how design sprints can fuel innovation in your business.
Design sprints take the best of design thinking and the agile methodology and combine them in an easy-to-follow process.It is a tried and tested tool for:
No matter the size of your organization, design sprints are an agile way to design and develop new products and services using a human centric approach.
This event is for everyone interested in fuelling innovation in their business, from startups to SMEs and large organisations.
We have more than 15 years of experience designing and developing innovative solutions for companies of all sizes across many sectors.
During this event we will be sharing our knowledge and experience of designing products and services for a variety of clients and industries, including energy, aerospace and finance among others.
Fuelling Innovation with Newicon is proudly part of Bristol Technology Festival 2021.
4:00 Welcome tea and coffee
4:30 Mark Probert 's presentation
5:10 Networking Drinks.
6:30 Event finishes.
In celebration of Ada Lovelace Day, Engine Shed and SETsquared bring together a panel of inspiring women in tech.
In celebration of Ada Lovelace Day, the woman who is widely regarded as the first ever computer programmer, Engine Shed and SETsquared Bristol bring together a panel of women in STEM/STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) to talk about their tech careers, which have developed into something much more entrepreneurial.
The event will be a place for women in tech and girls in STEAM education to inspire, be inspired and celebrate the original coder, Ada Lovelace.
We welcome children, if appropriate and accompanied by an adult online.
Digital Engineering Technology and Innovation
How might we reach Net Zero by 2030? In this event we hear from engineers working to address the Climate and Ecological Emergency. Come and find out about jobs in sustainability solutions to see how you can contribute to our future.
DETI Inspire champions science for children in the West of England with a particular focus on breaking stereotypes and challenging perceptions about STEM careers in order to appeal to under-represented groups in engineering. Our vision is for every young person in the West of England to have access to inclusive, engaging and inspiring engineering experiences with real-life relatable role models. We make it our mission to support and inspire the next generation of digital engineers.
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As part of Bristol Tech Week, we shall be highlighting innovation in one of the UK's top FinTech clusters and looking at what the future holds. We'll hear from a panel of speakers who will provide relevant updates on key FinTech initiatives and futures, as well as representatives from FinTech firms in the South West.
Plus there's an exciting announcment for the future benefit of FinTech across the region.
Detailed agenda to follow but the the event starts with networking from 9am and presentations from 9.30am until mid-afternoon with a break for a light lunch - further networking opportunities at the close.
Tech for Non-Techies
If you have an idea for an app or web-based business, but no technical background, join this masterclass and you’ll learn about:
1) The framework for how to go from idea to live product
2) What's worth investing in and what's just waste
3) How to work with developers effectively
4) How and when to hire a team
SETsquared Bristol's #Idea2Pitch will help hone your ideas, and shape them into a pitch for gaining interest or support in your venture.
Do you have a great tech business idea, but don’t know where to start? Or are you unsure what to do next in order to grow your technology company? Then sign up for #Idea2Pitch event hosted by SETsquared Bristol to help hone your ideas, and shape them into a pitch for gaining interest or support in your venture.
#Idea2Pitch includes an interactive workshop on what makes a good business idea, and how to pitch it for maximum effect, and an introduction to SETsquared, the Global No.1 university-backed business incubator.
Tech founders or aspiring tech entrepreneurs of all levels and backgrounds are welcome to apply to attend.
PushON are proud Community partners of the Bristol Technology Festival and are delighted to be running this free event discussing the new normal of commerce.
During Covid-19, bricks and mortar stores were left with two options: move business online or lose customers. As lockdowns across the world begin to lift and life resumes, eCommerce and retail businesses should look to innovate their business models to maintain any advantage they may have gained during the pandemic. eCommerce is expected to have its first trillion-dollar year of sales in 2022. Are you ready to have a slice of the proverbial pie?
In this panel discussion you’ll hear from industry experts on:
• Staying on top of the latest payment trends and making payment seamless
• Embracing ‘social shopping’ and curating the shopping experience
• Turning fulfilment into a competitive advantage
• Finding ways to weave sustainable practices into your operation
• Looking at how to make your supply chain agile enough to support rapid growth
• Prioritising your existing customers and converting them into brand ambassadors
It’s such an interesting time for Commerce. With Black Friday and dare we say it, Christmas, fast approaching, businesses are looking to these busy times, evaluating how they handled the increase strain on them during the pandemic. Use our event to learn which areas may be points of weakness for you and go away with a plan in place to ensure new opportunities are taken in what is sure to be a record breaking few months.
#Passionatelyindependent - Pixie is a community discovery app working to create positive change on our high streets. We help our customers find new indies, support local business and get rewarded. In turn our retailers gain new customers and encourage a circular economy, building customer loyalty and support.
This event is to celebrate our expansion into Bristol and it's communities, showcase local talent and prove how 'Tech for Good' projects can really make a difference that counts.
We hope to have a food and drink offering and encourage relaxed social environment that gets people interested in our app, how it works, and what we have in plan for the future!
More Information coming soon!
GRAVITY Challenge is a global technology innovation program for corporates, entrepreneurs and universities - to design and build solutions to solve real industry, social and environmental problems, using space data and capabilities. Join the Deloitte Space team for an interactive session on the programme with discussion on a selection of Gravity Challenges and the technologies being used to solve them.
Green Tech South West
We're delighted to showcase a set of lightning talks from three fantastic Bristol Green Tech innovators, as part of the Bristol Technology Festival 2021 -
"Seeing the wood for the trees with corporate activism" - Jaya Chakrabarti MBE, Chief Evangelising Officer at Project Vana.
With recent press coverage on afforestation being a way to “fix the planet”, there is dire need for decent LIVE data on land ownership to identify where trees can be planted. There is also a complexity when it comes to the most effective land use once that land has been identified. Corporate land ownership data is a missing piece of this puzzle. It is our intention to fill in some blanks using available corporate transparency data and technologies.
"Building up Buttercup, creating a sustainable e-learning and publishing business" - Rachel Mills, Founder at Buttercup Learning
Buttercup Learning creates educational content to inspire children, their carers and teachers alike to care for our planet. Rachel shares her experience developing sustainable web design and digital products that match her larger vision for Buttercup Learning. Her goal to explore and provide digital and craft-based carbon literacy to other creative tech, ed tech businesses and creative students.
"The cooling crisis: How global cooling is contributing to global warming" - Molly Allington, CEO at Albotherm
Air conditioning alone accounts for 20% of electricity usage from buildings and 10% of total global electricity usage. To stop this cycle in its tracks, we need to make better use of our natural resources and find more sustainable alternatives to air conditioning. Molly will take about how she develops paints that are designed to reflect the sun's rays at high temperatures, reducing solar gain and helping to cool buildings without burning fossil fuels.
University of Bristol
A duo of events to look at the Quantum Technology Ecosystem in Bristol and in the wider UK and Europe.
Sessions will include:
- Introduction to Quantum Landscape in Bristol
- Panel session on Quantum Technology in the wider UK and Europe
- Virtual Tour of the Quantum Technology Innovation Centre
With COVID-19 impacting our working habits, many technology businesses are embracing a fully remote workforce.
For most this will not prove an issue, but what considerations need to be made when working from home means working in a different country?
Join us, as we discuss the tax and legal implications of staff working from their home jurisdiction on a permanent basis.
Constructing Modern Methods (CMM)
Join us at the Engine Shed on Thursday 14th October 5pm-7pm to raise a glass and celebrate the official launch of the CMM digital toolkit!
During the event we will provide an opportunity for attendees to demo the toolkit alongside networking opportunities and talks from our guest speakers.
Please see below for more information on the event schedule.
Demo & Networking (5.00pm-5.30pm)
Guest Speaker (5.30-5.45pm)
Demo & Networking continued (6.00pm-7.00pm)
Bubbles and nibbles will be provided!
The digital and tech awards for the West is heading back to Bristol in 2021.
For the 9th consecutive year, we'll be shining a light on the very best people, products and companies that make up the tech sector in Bristol, Bath and the broader West of England region. We can't wait!
The SPARKies will be back October 14th, at 7pm. We'll be selling tickets soon! This year we're back in Bristol and super hopeful (🤞) that we'll be meeting in person!
There are 17 categories representing the brilliance of the tech scene in the West up for grabs. We're celebrating the entire local tech spectrum - including those wonderful people and companies that work tirelessly to support and grow the cluster.
Social Tech Communications
Deloitte have developed a cloud-based data analytics platform, used by Network Rail and the Department for Transportation, which harnesses the power of AI and Simulation technology to improve performance and simplify smart investment in public transport networks. Underpinned by a Unified Data Model, it unifies disparate data sources to create a holistic view of the entire transport network.
Huboo Technologies would like to invite you to celebrate the successes of the 2021 Bristol's Tech Festival. Reflecting on the festival week for showcasing, celebrating & connecting everything great in our community.
Please join us for drinks and networking in Huboo's new office space in the city centre to celebrate the end of Bristol's third technology festival.
More information coming soon!
Former Head of Pensions and Head of Transformation at Hargreaves Lansdown. David is passionate about Fintech and strengthening the Bristol & Bath Fintech cluster.
David is an advisory board member at Fintech West, which aims to help grow the regions Fintech sector.
Founder, Bristol Tech Showcase
A forward thinking impactful technology leader with a record of delivering business and technology transformation. Experienced with multiple enterprise technologies and their applicability for various business needs.
Demonstrable ability to engage, connect and build relationships that can influence and help improve business outcomes. Cross industry, Executive, Board, Regulators. Experienced in B2B and B2C sectors, public bodies and privately held companies.
A Teaching Associate at Warwick Business School and the owner of the Bristol Technology Showcase, an emerging technology event that takes place in the City of Bristol.
Global Program Manager - Ecosystem Acceleration Centers (TEAC)
I am the Chair of the Bristol Tech Festival Steering Committee, NED for @Gapsquare, an Advisory Board member for TechSPARK & TedXBristol and former Advisory Board for Bristol YMCA.
Shortlisted for Mentor of the Year @Women in Tech UK, and winner of SW Mentoring Awards 2019.