Birmingham Tech Week 2019

The University of Birmimgham supports the first Tech Week in Birmingham with a strong series of events. The University of Birmingham is very focused on supporting regional growth and the developing tech scene in the region. With the inaugural tech week for the region kicking off next week, we wanted to flag the range of events taking place with University of Birmingham support. 

Monday 7 October 

Breaking in to Health Tech

Time: 9.30am - 2.00pm

Location: Institute of Translational Medicine, Heritage Building, Mindelsohn Way, Edgbaston B15 2TH

The Healthcare Technologies Institute at the University of Birmingham is running an event focusing on breaking barriers to access the healthcare market through innovation, technical advancements and the importance of the right people and the right place.

The event will offer opportunities to collaborate with experts, develop business and get up to £3000 of direct free support* through our “Dragons Den style” event.

Find out more about this event and register here.

Tuesday 8 October

An exploration in quantum technologies

Location: Metallurgy and Materials Building (G6 on campus map) University of Birmingham, Prichatts Road, Birmingham, B15 2SE

As the lead partner for the UK National Quantum Technology Hub for Sensors and Metrology, the University of Birmingham is uniquely positioned to educate, inform and share details of its exciting technological developments, research and investigations that is attracting interest from industry.

This free workshop invites you to come and learn more about the major developments taking place in quantum technologies and explore how your business and industry could benefit. Our Centre for Innovation in Advanced Measurement in Manufacturing will then inform you of the pre-funded assistance, available, to help you realise your future aspirations by providing access to specialist expertise, world-class facilities and a wide network of potential collaborators .

We invite you to commence your journey of exploration in quantum technologies with the University of Birmingham.

Thursday 10 October

Preparing for a Future Connected World

Time: 9.30 - 11.30am

Location: Library of Birmingham, Centenary Square, Broad St, Birmingham B1 2ND

In a future connected world, what opportunities and challenges should we be addressing now to ensure maximum benefit from a connected city and its impact on how we live our lives.

Panel chair: Katinka Schaaf, Service Designer, Connected Places Catapult

Panellists:

  • Professor Ganna Pogrebna, Professor of Behavioural Economics and Data Science at the University of Birmingham, Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute
  • Chris Reeves, Head of Connected & Autonomous Vehicles, HORIBA MIRA Ltd.
  • Professor Mark Ryan, Professor in Computer Security and the lead for the Centre of Security and Privacy at the University of Birmingham
  • Adam Selvey , Design Excellence Leader, Ramboll

Find out more about this event and register to attend.

Are you a tech entrepreneur who wants to be investor ready? 

A workshop for tech entrepreneurs on how to best to raise investment.

Time: 1.00 - 4.00pm

Locat ion: BizzInn, Birmingham Research Park, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2SQ

We have helped over 100 local business founders develop their pitches and investment documentation - you will hear some of their stories and see real world examples of investor materials during the afternoon workshop. John has personally raised over £1mill in Angel and VC funding for his previous software business and will share some of his experiences too.

Delivered by BizzInn Entrepreneur in Residence John Cooke, this workshop covers:

  • Sources of Investment (including Angels, Grants, Venture Capitalists and Various Types of Loan) and we will discuss the pros and cons of each type of investment
  • An explanation of SEIS and EIS registration to attract investors
  • The benefits of building an Advisory Board
  • An overview of all the materials that you will need to win investment - including loads of examples
  • How to develop a robust forecast and good quality exec summary to impress investors
  • An ideal pitch presentation structure
  • Researching and justifying a valuation for your business
  • Answer your questions - this will be an interactive workshop!

Find out more about this event and register to attend.

Open Evening for University of Birmingham Coding Boot Camp

Time: 5.00- 6.50pm

Location: University of Birmingham, The Learning Centre, Rooms UG09 and UG10, Edgbaston, 2TT

Come along to our open evening,  in collaboration with Trilogy Education Services, to find out more about the University of Birmingham’s Coding Boot Camp and sample a class! Whether you want to learn coding or you are looking to recruit tech talent, the open evening is a great opportunity to come onto campus and meet the team.

Find out more about this event and register to attend.