With the second biggest tech sector and one of the most innovative regional economies in the UK, Birmingham has a lot to be proud of. Birmingham Tech Week aims to celebrate this success, as well as the diversity, growth and passion that fuel the city. We might be slightly biased, but here are a few reasons why we think every city should have a Tech Week.
Tech isn’t going anywhere
The digital revolution is only just beginning. We used to imagine a world with flying cars, robots and space tourism, and this may soon be a reality. AR, VR, 3D printing and electric cars are quickly becoming accessible to the masses. Recent progress in things that seemed impossible a few years ago show that the tech world really isn’t stopping.
Showcase local companies
Local businesses fuel the local economy, so why wouldn’t you want to show them off? Tech weeks allow cities to showcase the talent they have within them, whilst giving the companies a chance to demonstrate their innovative capabilities and what they do. Not only can this help attract investment, it can also help with our next point; collaboration.
Destination for talent
As well as local talent, tech weeks will inevitably attract talent from further afield too. This gives business attendees the chance to meet highly skilled professionals who can help their companies develop and grow. Not only this, tech weeks are great for local schools and universities to visit, as students can what jobs and organisations they can go into.
Enjoy the city
Birmingham Tech Week doesn’t just aim to show off Brum’s tech scene, it also wants to promote the region as a great place to work and live. Events city and region-wide give attendees the chance to really explore Birmingham’s tourist attractions and leisure scene. Tech weeks can show visitors how great the city is, and how it can support them both personally and professionally.