October 7-13th will see the inaugural Birmingham Tech Week take over the city, with over 50 events set to raise the profile of Birmingham’s tech scene, encourage inward investment, inspire the next generation, facilitate collaboration, and encourage the building of an ecosystem where tech companies can flourish.

 

Our Innovation Birmingham campus is already home to a community of over 170 digital and tech businesses with more than 1000 employees, where startups, scaleups and large corporates are all clustered and collaborate together, so find out our thoughts on why Birmingham Tech Week is such an important and ambitious event for the city by reading more here.

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Your Business Powered by Space

Monday 7th October: 12:00 - 16:00

Are you an SME or large organisation working in Artificial Intelligence, AR/VR, Digital, Health, Transport, Construction, Utilities, Energy etc? Could you be leveraging space technology and data for the benefit of your business?

“Your Business Powered by Space” event is organised by European Space Agency (ESA) Business Applications (BA) Regional Ambassador for the Midlands and North East England, and is designed for companies who may not consider themselves to be in the space sector, but have the potential to use space assets such as Satellite Navigation, Earth Observation data and Satellite Communications to their commercial advantage.


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She means business: Training Workshop (with Enterprise Nation)

Monday 7th October: 14:00 - 16:00

Join She Means Business trainer David Glenwright, from local agency JC Social Media who will share some of the very latest insights and best practices to adopt when looking to grow your social media presence for your business. In this workshop, She Means Business trainer David Glenwright will break-down the world of paid advertising on Facebook, explaining the differences between the Ad Centre and Ads Manager, sharing some hints and tips to create the perfect audience, and introducing an effective process that you can implement to turn unknown prospects into loyal customers.

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AdvoFest 2019: Brand Advocacy Conference (Customer Experience & Marketing)

Tuesday 8th October: 09:45-18:00

AdvoFest is an interactive and insightful conference focusing on how to create, empower and enable brand advocates. The event will feature talks from:

  • Ash Ali, Marketing Director at Just Eat who will be sharing how customer engagement played a vital role in transforming them from a challenger brand to an IPO of £1.5 billion. 

  • Colin Buckingham, Senior Digital Marketing Manager at Birds Eye who will be discussing how their #Solidaritea campaign won the hearts and minds of the public by showing support for mums and dads around Britain. 

  • Lee Wilcox, CEO at On The Tools who will be taking us through their story on how they built a community of 2.5 million fans.
     

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The Power of Storytelling – Discover your Unique Unfair Advantage by Uhubs

Tuesday 8th October: 18:30-20:00

In this Uhubs session, Hasan Kubba co- author of the fascinating new book “The Unfair Advantage” will share the secrets to telling powerful stories that inspire, attract new users, clients and investors and take your startup growth to the next level. Through storytelling you can tap into the emotional aspect of your listeners in order to attract their attention, but also as a stepping stone to creating powerful and strong relationships with them as well.

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WM Young Life Event: Health Tech

Wednesday 9th October

Hosted by our partners WM LIFE and the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN), our Innovation Birmingham campus will see over 100 school children explore the applications of digital technologies for health and wellbeing, and will include workshops, demos, a ‘health bazaar’, meet the inventor sessions, careers in science and health inspiration, and ‘make one change’ pledges.

 

This is a closed event, but follow the activities at @WMLifeFest

Startup Founders: How to Find Your Unfair Advantage

Wednesday 9th October: 11:00-12:00

In this Uhubs session, Hasan Kubba co-author of the fascinating new book “The Unfair Advantage” shares his top tips on how you can discover your personal unfair advantages. He will use case studies and go deep into the most important part of any startup. Perfect for new founding teams and boosting your chances of startup success.


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AI Frenzy 2019: Artificial Intelligence

Wednesday 9th October: 16:00-18:00

Our customer and partner at Innovation Birmingham, Eagle Labs Birmingham, brings you an AI Frenzy as part of Birmingham Tech Week. This interactive event will allow you time to network with like minded people and businesses and listen to a number of Keynote Talks, Panel Discussions and much more. There will also be workshops hosted by Youth4AI founder Kari Lawler.

 

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#Disruption2019

Thursday 17th October: 12:00-17:00

 

Technology is changing the way we live, work and play. We are rapidly moving into a world of virtual reality, immersive interfaces and 3D printed consumables. At this event, eye-opening talks and demonstrations from tech leaders will spark inspiration, uncovering how successful businesses have leveraged technology, old and new, to their advantage.

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