Innovate UK to exhibit at Wales Tech Week: A global showcase for Welsh technology

Posted on: 04/07/2023

Innovate UK will be exhibiting at Wales Tech Week 16-18 October as a partner for the summit, which will help public and private sector organisations keep up with rapid change – such as developments in Artificial Intelligence (AI) – and get ready for the future.

The event will also platform new Welsh innovation and technology on an international stage, establishing the country as a burgeoning tech hub.

At Innovate UK, we help businesses grow through the development and commercialisation of new products, processes, and services, supported by an outstanding innovation ecosystem.

Businesses face many challenges – including inflation and interest rate rises, sustainability, the transition to net zero, and the recruitment and retention of talented staff – but digital transformation and innovation offers all organisations the chance to survive and thrive.

The Wales Tech Week 2023 summit in October offers compelling opportunities for all those looking to stay competitive in this increasingly tech-driven world.

Gain insights

Technology can open up new horizons, by enriching customer experiences, enhancing operational efficiency, or addressing critical societal issues such as reaching sustainability.

As an international ‘hybrid’ physical and online Tech Summit, Wales Tech Week will bring together innovative minds to discuss how this can be done.

It will foster connections and highlight Wales as a centre of expertise for emerging technologies.

All attendees, whether they are from manufacturing, professional services, or other service providers, will gain valuable insights into the latest technology and how they can benefit from its extraordinary potential to achieve their goals and drive growth.

Explore what’s available

The summit will explore three main areas: Tech for Good, Tech for the Planet and Tech for Tomorrow.

It will include headline speeches from thought leaders, discussion panels, a demonstration zone, plus the exhibition hall and a platform for Startups.

All sessions have been designed to benefit anyone in any sector whose business or organisation is or could be affected by tech advances, and for technology experts, innovators, investors, and academics.

None of us can afford to be left behind. Wales Tech Week will help attendees understand the latest opportunities and advances, and what they mean for their work and organisation, and discover the resources and networks available to support them.

– Avril Lewis, Managing Director of Technology Connected

A platform for tech brilliance

In addition to highlighting emerging tech and the Welsh ecosystem, the summit will platform Wales’ global expertise in compound semiconductors and cyber security, and its strengthening fintech and blockchain sectors.

For anyone interested in new companies, a ‘Startup Alley’ exhibition will show off exciting products, services, and apps produced in Wales, while the ‘Pitch Platform’ provides scheduled pitching sessions for Welsh technology companies looking for investors and new customers.

Taken together, this offers a time-efficient opportunity for attendees and investors to explore innovative Welsh businesses and investment prospects.

To round off the in-person summit, a day dedicated to Talent4Tech will take place on Wednesday 18 October. It has been designed to engage the ‘tech-curious’ who may want to join Wales’ growing ecosystem. As the demand for tech-competent workers continues to accelerate, Talent4Tech provides new talent, including secondary school students, graduates, returners, and transitioning workers, with the chance to connect with industry insiders and explore new opportunities for developing a tech career in Wales

Find opportunity

Ms Lewis added:

Wales Tech Week is where technology meets opportunity. Amid enormous economic upheaval of recent years, the constant that has helped businesses navigate these uncertain times is technology. Whether safeguarding public and private organisations against cyber threats, or enabling remote working and communication, technology has proven to be a vital ally in the face of adversity – we all must embrace technology and take advantage of its opportunities to remain competitive.

Thanks to a packed agenda, and with global tech leaders, world-class speakers and investors set to share insights and ideas, Wales Tech Week provides a valuable opportunity to listen, connect and collaborate.

To register your free tickets or for more detail on Partnership and Exhibition opportunities, visit the website

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