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New website launched to tackle gender inequality

New website aims to create gender equality in leadership roles and speaker line-ups in tech for the southwest.

Cornwall Community Interest Company (CIC) TECwomen in collaboration with Software Cornwall and the team behind the annual Falmouth-based conference Agile on the Beach have created a new platform aimed at creating gender equality among speakers at tech events in the southwest...

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South West Innovation Expo

Following the success of the 2021 event, The South West Innovation Expo is returning in March 2024.

The flagship event for the technology sector from across Devon, Cornwall, The Isles of Scilly and Somerset will bring together talented small enterprise innovators, entrepreneurs, business, academics and investors.

Centring around the theme of RESILIENCE, the one-day event...

Esports is one of the world’s fastest-growing industries

South West colleges to host region’s biggest esports festival

The region’s biggest esports event has returned for its second year, as five colleges announce a partnership with Tech South West.

Esports, or competitive gaming, is one of the fastest growing industries in the world, with a global revenue of over $1bn and an audience of 474m in 2021, according to Newzoo.

The first South West Esports Festival took place in February this year...

Blue Earth Summit 2021

Blue Earth Summit: Breakthrough business event redefining how we live and work

Breakthrough business event Blue Earth Summit is returning to Bristol from 11-13th October 2022 with a shared belief that business can be a force for good in protecting our planet and its people.

The expected 5,000 attendees include fledgling start-ups, established business leaders, representatives from FTSE 100 companies as well as inspiring individuals sharing fresh ideas....

Natural Capital, what it means for business and how it can help organisations reach their net zero a

South West Business Council to host world-class environmental leaders for Natural Capital conference in Devon

The South West Business Council (SWBC) has announced that they will be joined by world-leading environmental experts, top university wildlife academics, members of the House of Lords and the Crown Estate, as well as delegates honoured by the Queen, for their upcoming Quarterly Conference this September in Devon.

The event, which is set to take place on Wednesday September 7 2022 at...

Pixel Pioneers conference returns to Bristol

After a COVID-enforced hiatus, Pixel Pioneers – the affordable community conference for front-end developers and UX/UI designers – is back in Bristol on 10 June.

Held at the M Shed at Bristol’s historic harbourside, the single-track event features some of the industry’s brightest minds from the South West and around the world, covering the latest trends in front-end development and...

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Talent Summit to be held to tackle growing tech shortages

Around 53 percent of tech companies across the South West say it is impossible or incredibly hard to recruit.

The findings, in a survey carried out by Tech South West , reveal the challenges of talent shortages facing the sector across the region.

Now, a Tech Talent Summit is to be held bringing together tech companies, talent experts and recruitment agencies, universities...

Software Cornwall's Tech Connect Event, July 2021

Software Cornwall hosts Tech Connect event on July 22nd

Software Cornwall are hosting their quartlery Tech Connect event on Thursday 22nd July, 1-3pm.

Tech Connect events offer the perfect opportunity to engage with Software Cornwall members as well as the wider tech and software community. They can include a mixture of talks, workshops and some guided networking.

This month's Tech Connect will explore facial recognition, virtual...

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Technology leaders wanted for University of Exeter's Festival of Discovery

The University of Exeter’s Digital Hub is reaching out to technology leaders and innovators across the region to get involved in the upcoming Festival of Discovery (24th May – 4th June).

The festival is all about celebrating Digital and the opportunities it can bring students across their university journey and beyond. Whether that’s in research, innovation or making an impact in...