Inclusivity in innovation


Truro played host to Cornwall’s first inclusive innovation summit last week.

200 people attended Ctrl Alt Del at the Hall for Cornwall,  bringing together a number of communities often excluded by the tech sector. This included people with disabilities, ethnic minorities, the LGBTQ+ community, people living in poverty, and women.

In addition to talks on the main stage at the Hall for Cornwall, the summit also connected them with local and international tech companies to discuss how innovation could be made more inclusive by design.

Even though it was only the first year, the summit attracted some of the biggest names in tech including Microsoft, Google, and Airbnb. They were joined by a number of purpose driven Cornish startups including Keylu, Boost Innovation, and Spectrum Technologies.

Ctrl Alt Del was delivered by TECwomen CiC as part of the Software Cornwall Festival of Tech, a two-week celebration showcasing the best of tech in Cornwall.