Partnering with Birmingham Tech Week 2020

Birmingham Tech Week is back for 2020. This is the second edition of Birmingham's exciting week long festival programme aimed at inspiring the city and beyond with over 90 tech and innovation talks and sessions. This year's events have all gone digital.

As an official partner for Tech Week, University of Birmingham has convened a number of inspirational panel sessions and guest speaker events taking place throughout the week.

Wednesday 14th October - 12:45-13:45

Student-Built Tech Startups: Starting From Scratch – Chaired by James Sharp, Business Engagement Partner and Tech Week Ambassador, University of Birmingham

Join University of Birmingham’s Startup Society and B-Enterprising for this talk from our very own budding student entrepreneurs! Our three panellists will recount the journey of their startups across different stages of development. With a diverse and young panel, expect a fascinating Q&A session and learn from their top tips.

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Thursday 15th October - 18:00-19:00

Birmingham Law School Responsible Data Science: A talk by Sophia Adams BhattiJohn GroomMarion OswaldAnand Pandya and Professor Karen Yeung

How did a ‘mutant algorithm’ throw the future of more than a quarter of a million young people awaiting their A-level results into the air this summer, creating turmoil, despair and justified anger? What does the future look like in a world where an individual’s future hinges upon the analysis of data and its outputs?

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Friday 16th October - 10:15-11:15

Responding to the demand for TECH

This Healthcare Technologies Institute (HTI) event will showcase new technologies that have contributed to the global effort to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the technologies the HTI are currently working on and how we will help to train the future innovation leaders in drug discovery and regenerative medicine through the development of bioengineered humanised 3D models, microfluidics, diagnostics and sensing platforms.

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Birmingham Tech Week 2020

Birmingham is the youngest city in Europe yet it produces the most inventions per year, with nearly 65% registered from the Birmingham area. Not to mention Birmingham has nearly 6,000 tech companies employing a diverse workforce of over 38,000 people – our city is home to some serious talent. Birmingham Tech Week is the UK’s largest regional tech event - over 5,000 people attended in 2019 and 68 events highlighted a number of innovative topics.

For the full programme visit the Birmingham Tech Week website.