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

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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.

Promote collaboration

We often talk about the importance of collaboration within business, but there is very little evidence of it, especially within the tech world. Collaboration allows companies to share skills, ideas and projects, and can even lead to greater project success. Tech weeks allow companies with complementary skills or similar goals to find each other, and this collaboration could lead to the next major tech breakthrough!

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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

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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.

Birmingham Tech Week gives visitors the chance to explore the array of leisure and tourism attractions around the city and throughout the West Midlands.

Birmingham Tech Week aims to celebrate the growth, diversity and innovation that drives Birmingham, whilst promoting collaboration within the city’s tech scene. These trends, plus many more will be covered at talks and events throughout the week. Visit our website for more information.

Holly B

Holly B

Holly is contributing to Birmingham Tech Week's content for the second time. She enjoys running, reading and spending time with family and friends.