Interactive

10:00 - 13:00

Purpose Monday

How can you decarbonise without compromise?

Genous is a new bespoke concierge platform to help you decarbonise your life and your home. Our straightforward tools help you make decisions that both significantly reduce your footprint and save you money.

Drop by at your leisure to grab a doughnut, try out the platform and speak to our experts about the science behind it.

Digital Innovation agency Gravitywell is hosting this event.

14:00 - 15:00

Purpose Monday

AI Ethics – A perspective on change

AI is everywhere, and its pervasiveness is now a given. Capturing AI’s unprecedented opportunities requires understanding its impact and deciding the role we allow it to have in society.

This is what we call AI Ethics – and the very core of this debate is the role of ethics in the digital world, the ways it interacts with existing regulations, and the way we strive to achieve a safer and fairer use of AI across organisations and society more broadly.

13:30 - 17:30

Purpose Monday

South West Showcase

Join Tech South West as we bring together the best of the South West tech sector at Bristol Tech Festival.

This bustling event will include a 5x5 showcase of some of the region’s most exciting tech brands, expert-led roundtables, speed networking, a special announcement - and a free lunch.

Places are limited so book your spot!

18:00 - 20:00

Purpose Monday

Vision, Value, Purpose: Amplify Your Message

Business is changing for the better. Ethical tech is motivating your team as much as your clients, so telling your purpose-driven story is more vital than ever before in attracting & retaining those who share your values.

Join Bristol-based Made Talent & leading creative agency Halt. for this scroll-stopping deep dive into curating & optimizing your message to market. By the end of the evening, you may not even need a recruiter to find your next great hire!

You’ll get valuable branding advice for modern tech businesses, and you’ll leave more confident to compel others, as well as gaining exclusive access to our Made Community of thought leaders and likeminded peers changing the world for the better through technology.

09:15 - 16:30

Protect Tuesday

Tech South West's Scaleup Session

Get the insight, information and expertise to help you grow your tech business in the South West and beyond.

This full-day of workshops and networking will be delivered in partnership with Bishop Fleming, British Business Bank, King Recruit, Skowt Consulting and Astley Media and will include Finance, Talent, Brand Strategy and Legal supported by SetSquared.

If you run a scaleup in the South West, this day is for you.

16:00 - 17:30

Protect Tuesday

Ada Lovelace: Inspiring girls and women in STEM

In celebration of Ada Lovelace Day, join Engine Shed and SETsquared Bristol for a fireside chat and hear from a panel of inspiring women who have successfully navigated careers in STEM.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions to the panel followed by a networking session with refreshments provided.

09:15 - 15:30

People Wednesday

Go Global, with RSM

Everything you wanted to know about international expansion!

Boost your company journey by learning how to expand overseas. From on-the-ground partnerships and talent acquisition, to financial essentials and market insight.

This packed - and free - day is being delivered by Tech South West in partnership with RSM. Limited availability.

10:30 - 11:30

People Wednesday

Chairing early-stage tech businesses - and how can we do better

We'll present the findings of a research project which explored the role of chairs in early stage tech businesses, with investors, chairs and founders.

We'll explore some of the issues arising, with a selection of the participants and explore how we can create a bigger, better and more diverse pool of available chairs.

Join us to learn more and contribute to this topic to help increase the pace and success rate of scaling tech businesses.

14:00 - 15:00

People Wednesday

Doing things differently, How Neurodiversity drives innovation in tech and teaches about inclusion

14:00 - 16:00

People Wednesday

Recruit Differently: Temple Quarter

Come and join us and hear about the launch of an exciting new project, Recruit Differently: Temple Quarter.

Hear from an expert panel of speakers, enjoy lunch and networking and learn how employers will be supported in how to ‘recruit differently’, address skills gaps and build a more resilient workforce.

The project is being led by the Western Training Provider Network and working with local employers from SMEs to multinationals, community partners and Universities that will enable employers to unearth and establish a broader pipeline of exciting new talent.

There will be detail on how businesses can receive free expert advice and consultancy that could enable them to adopt a more strategic approach to workforce planning, and deliver more inclusive ways to attract and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce by creating and establishing inspiring new apprenticeship opportunities.

 

10:30 - 11:30

Play Thursday

Innovation for Creatives: Funding the big Idea

Confidence in consumer spending is a fundamental driver behind the creative economy, which relies heavily on the disposable income of households.

As the cost of living crisis intensifies, creative sector businesses will need to explore new cashflow and grant funding options, commercialise innovations and internationalise their offerings.

In this webinar, we’ll explore how Innovate UK EDGE’s game changing growth support can help you meet these challenges, and provide the inside track on Innovate UK’s new creative sector grant competitions.

11:00 - 15:00

Play Thursday

Playing with Virtual Production

Come down to the Virtual Venue in Brislington to learn about Virtual Production for film and TV. Experience large-scale LED volumes first-hand, and play with a real camera tracking rig, allowing you to transport yourself into virtual worlds with the help of Unreal engine. Hosted by Thomas Benoy, Senior Creative Producer, and other members of the PYTCH team.

10:00 - 11:00

Pioneer Friday

Deloitte Presents: Satellites and Whales

Join us to find out how the Gravity Challenge is using innovative space technology to solve real-world problems facing the environment.

10:00 - 15:00

Pioneer Friday

Tech South West's Startup Session

Tailor-made for founders looking to take their pre-seed or seed-stage companies to the next level.

Supported by Innovate UK EDGE, the jam-packed day will include panel discussions, a live pitch event, interactive workshops and a free lunch.

What’s not to love?

11:00 - 12:00

Pioneer Friday

5G – what’s the big deal?

Join us to learn about the ways in which 5G is transforming businesses and the world we live in.

12:00 - 13:30

Pioneer Friday

EdTech and Sustainability: How emerging technologies in education are challenging the status quo

Come and join us for our online interactive talk and panel session as we delve into how emerging technology is used in education.

Andrés Sandoval-Hernández, Head of the Department of Education from the University of Bath will present a keynote looking at tools and skills required to level-up and how Virtual Reality for Environmental Education is being used.

An interactive Q&A panel discussion will then follow with innovative SMEs from the education sector.

 

15:00 - 18:00

Pioneer Friday

Retro Arcade Gaming

Phew! If like us you are going to be feeling pretty exhausted and/or invigorated by the end of the Bristol Tech Festival and want to kick back and have some fun, we've got Friday afternoon sorted for you.

Meeting at Bristol's Four Quarters Retro Gaming Bar at 1500, you'll have the chance to try out classic games spanning from the 70’s to the late 90’s, including Space Invaders, The Simpsons, Mortal Combat, Tetris, and Time Crisis 2.

Not feeling competitive? No worries. There’s a drink behind the bar for you - just turn up and chat.