Showcasing tech talent

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Cornwall played host to tech journalists from across Europe last week, showcasing local talent and “world class innovation”.

The press tour was organised by Invest In Cornwall and UKTI as a part of a larger Tech Cornwall digital marketing campaign, to increase awareness within the UK and abroad about the growing tech and digital cluster in Cornwall.

Journalists from 11 European countries spent the week visiting the Cornwall Innovation Centres and meeting with a number of local businesses.

Alacrity Falmouth, AIR building
Alacrity Falmouth, AIR building

They also met with Nick Dixon, programme director from Alacrity Falmouth and Tanya Krzywinska, professor of digital games at Falmouth University, to learn about Cornwall’s growing video game sector and the huge opportunity games development represents for the region.

Dixon said: “It was a huge pleasure to welcome distinguished members of the press from all across Europe to Falmouth University and the Alacrity Falmouth Studio.

“They were very enthusiastic about the Alacrity programme and the unique way it combines post graduate learning and business incubation.

“Individual presentations by the Alacrity incubation teams were warmly received. We look forward to a continued relationship with the attendant publications as these teams incorporate into businesses and join the growing European community of high value, high-growth digital games companies.”

The Tech Cornwall campaign was the brainchild of Caitlin Gould from Invest In Cornwall, Cornwall’s inward investment programme delivered by Cornwall Development Company.

She said: “Cornwall has a vibrant tech and digital scene, which often doesn’t get the attention it deserves on a national and international scale.  The aim of the Tech Cornwall campaign was to highlight the amazing things happening locally, while also hopefully continuing to attract more businesses and talent to the area.”