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Wales Tech Week – Virtual
July 13, 2020 - July 17, 2020
As an industry, we’re launching the first-ever Wales Tech Week, which will take place across the 13th – 17th July as a free to attend, virtual festival, in an effort to showcase Welsh tech, but also bring the global tech community together.
The festival will host hands-on workshops including sector-specific webinars to help unify the technology community and share knowledge and insight. Events will cover a broad range of technology and sectors including key Welsh strength areas such as Fintech, Compound Semiconductors, Blockchain, Space, Gaming and Cyber.
The virtual nature of the event means talks and workshops will be available across the world, in real-time for free – so everyone can share knowledge and insight. It is also free to put on an event as part of Wales Tech Week, to encourage our whole global community to get involved.
Created by Technology Connected, the voice of the technology industry in Wales for more than 20 years, the event will be a festival of webinars, resources, roundtables and digital events from the technology community.
The festival will not only showcase the breadth of Welsh technology but also host hands-on workshops including sector-specific webinars to help unify the technology community and share knowledge and insight.
Due to the global impact of Covid-19, Wales Tech Week will take place as an entirely virtual experience, with a range of activities accessible across the world in real-time.
Events will cover a broad range of technology and sectors including key Welsh strength areas such as Compound Semiconductors, Cyber, and Fintech, alongside additional resources such as attracting investment, digital marketing, and skills workshops.
The Welsh Technology Industry By The Numbers
- There are approximately 4,000 technology businesses in Wales, employing an estimated 40,000 people
- Welsh technology businesses contribute £8.5bn (8.53%) towards Welsh turnover each year.
- The technology sector in Wales was creating new jobs at a rate higher than anywhere else in the UK, with an 83% rise in employment since 2010, according to the Office for National Statistics.
- It is also key in attracting investment, with Welsh start-ups attracting nearly £115 million in investment between 2012 – 2018.
- As part of the festival, Technology Connected is calling on businesses in the technology sector or supporting industries to put on their own event under the Wales Tech Week banner, with the assistance of the Technology Connected team.
Wales Tech Week will take place between 13th -17th July. For more information, follow @WalesTechWeek for the latest updates.