9th-15th November 2020

Bristol Technology Festival 2020


Bristol Tech Festival

Bristol’s Technology Festival was born in 2019 seeking to showcase the sheer breadth of technology that had been developed in the local ecosystem, and share the stories of those entrepreneurs, engineers and creatives behind the technology with the people of the city, and further afield. It seeks to destroy any barriers between technology businesses, their suppliers, educational and charity organisations and the residents of the community that they live and work in. 

With 2020 marking the start of a new decade, we ask what will the next decade see for the Bristol Tech Cluster? And, how can we influence it for the better of society, and the environment. Bristol Technology Festival now seeks to capture peoples’ hopes and predictions for the next decade. In what ways will technology influence how we live and work? What impact will the tech cluster have locally, and globally? 

Why Join Us?


This decade has started with a shock, that will surely change the direction of the tech cluster and echoes of it will continue to be felt far beyond the current crisis. But technological ingenuity has never led a straight path. 

So, we’re inviting you to come on a journey with us, to share your aspirations of where you’d like to see the Bristol Tech Cluster in the next decade. Then join us every year, until 2030, whatever sector, whatever role you play, to follow that journey, and map the twists and turns, and to celebrate the remarkable successes that we know will be achieved by the people of this city.


Be one of the 5000+ attendees across our events. Meet, connect, share and expand your network.



Add your knowledge and be a part of the conversation.



Whether you're a developer, designer, creative, entrepreneur, parent or just interested we have sessions for everyone!


Our Schedule


If you’d like to host an event please get in touch!

We'll be announcing the full schedule soon!

Our Mission

Our aim is to create a platform that allows groups to run and promote tech events under the banner of Bristol Technology Festival and to provide support and guidance.

Who's hosting events?



FinTech West

Supporting the FinTech community in the South West


We are a recruitment agency operating within the Technology, Data, Engineering & Science industries. Proudly BCorp certified.


All things tech in the West

Tiny Giant

Tiny Giant



Investment Activator Programme

Helping catalyse investment into fast-growing startups

Robert Half

Robert Half

Want to run an event or get involved?

The launch team

Ben Shorrock


David Henderson

Head of Business Transformation, Hargreaves Lansdown

Sarah Kruger

Director, Deloitte

Heather McDonald Tait

Founder, Why Communications

Nick Rutherford

Founder, Bristol Tech Showcase

Marty Reid

Head of Engine Shed

Karin Rudolph

Course Director, Newicon Academy


This festival would not be possible without the support of partners. Thank you!

Festival Partner

Website Partner

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