London is a global hub for technology innovation, entrepreneurship and creative talent. London Technology Week, which takes place from 15th – 21st June, is a week of face-to-face events bringing together tech specialists and enthusiasts from around the world to discuss the latest development.
In 2014, more than 40,000 people from over 40 countries came together for over 200 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. Topics covered throughout the week included gaming, big data, IT, wearables, education, music, sport, fashion, finance and science.
Universities at London Technology Week
A number of universities get involved in London Technology Week. Last year, the University of Greenwich and University College London hosted events.
This year, the University of Westminster is hosting a number of workshops. One of the workshops looks at how the development of hardware and software technologies impacts education. At another event, the university will celebrate its enterprise and industry collaborations in the Faculty of Science and Technology.
Opportunities for students
Many of the events during London Technology Week are completely free, although there is a small fee for some events. There are many interesting session that could be useful for students to attend, such as workshops on how to set up a business in the UK, how to protect your intellectual property and other events which address technologies in specific industries.
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.