The build-up to a two-week festival that will shine a spotlight on Cornwall’s thriving tech industry begins this month.
The Festival of Tech, supported by the Government’s Shared Prosperity Fund, is being planned for February 12-25 and there will be launch event at the Eden Project next week (Nov 16) which will offer insights from Software Cornwall and partners TECWomen CIC and Screen Cornwall about how to get involved.
The lunchtime event will feature a keynote by Georgie Barrat, tech trendsetter and TV presenter with Channel 5’s The Gadget Show. A frequent contributor to platforms including The Guardian and Marie Claire, Barrat is a global speaker on future tech trends and champion for women in tech.
Niki Davies, director at Software Cornwall, said: “Our mission with the Festival of Tech is to elevate Cornwall’s stature as a prime hub for tech business, both within the county and nationally.
“We’re proud to have secured a significant award from the Shared Prosperity Fund to develop this event. Our goal is to spotlight Cornwall’s thriving tech industry and inspire individuals to explore tech-centric career pathways, thereby bolstering our local economy in the long term.”
Sign up is fully funded and includes a lunch plus a chance to share ideas and feedback to shape the festival.