London is a global hub for technology innovation, entrepreneurship and creative talent. London Technology Week, which takes place from 12 – 16 June 2017, is a festival of live events celebrating the best of London’s tech scene, while providing networking, social, learning and business opportunities.
This tech festival connects people, ideas and businesses from all parts of the city. Scientific rigour meets creative thinking; big corporates and grass roots organisations spark off each other; start-ups and scale-ups share their expertise. London Tech Week fuels innovation and strengthens London’s status as a global powerhouse of tech.
Last year, over 40,000 people from more than 70 different countries came together for over 300 events held at venues across London. The events ranged from large international conferences to small workshops, face-to-face investor meetings, pitching competitions and hackathons. This year’s events focus on a number of different tech streams, including digital disruption, innovation, security and social technology.
Universities at London Technology Week
London Tech Week provides a great opportunity for universities in London to showcase the latest work and research from their best academics and students. Some of the university-related events to look out for include:
University of Westminster
This annual event celebrates innovations and industry partnerships in the health and digital sectors at the University of Westminster’s Faculty of Science and Technology.
Brunel University London
Organised by South West London Tech Cluster, this event focuses on practical advice to successfully grow innovative businesses. Ian Ferris, Innovation Director for the Co-Innovate programme at Brunel University London, is among the speakers.
Imperial College London
This event brings together academics, industry leaders and members of the public to discuss and engage with the increasing complexity of our future world.
University College London
Organised by Microsoft, this session focuses on how mixed reality delivers new insight for creating, collaborating and bringing products and information to life in 3D, with a particular focus on the Microsoft HoloLens. Dr. Navin Ramachandran, Honorary Senior Lecturer at UCL, will detail examples of the work that UCL is doing to bridge the gap between research and clinical practice throughout the NHS.
Kingston University London
Organised by the Kingston Chamber of Commerce, this event attracts over 40 exhibitors and 600 attendees and takes place at Kingston University’s Business School.
Opportunities for students
Many of the events during London Technology Week are completely free. There are all sorts of interesting sessions that students could find useful, from workshops on how to get your tech start-up off the ground to seminars on protecting your intellectual property. Other events address technologies in specific industries and sectors.
If you are already in London, visit London Technology Week to find out more and to sign up for events.
If you are looking to study in London in the future, visit the Application Advice section for help with your application.