Posted on April 19, 2017 by staff

London Tech Week launches first academy


London Tech Week has launched its first academy, a series of unique learning experiences which aims to attract talent to the capital.

Focusing on innovation in the digital age, London Tech Week Academy features a five-day immersive mini-MBA brought to life by Market Gravity.

Working in partnership, the organisations will provide a unique and experiential learning experience, held at the academy by Google, designed to maximise exposure and learning from the best of London Tech Week.

Up to 60 individuals from different backgrounds such as product, digital, marketing and finance will join a corporate innovation journey going from post-it to prototype which culminates in a pitch to an expert panel.

Running from 12th to 16th June, this ground-breaking new programme will help executives unlock and commercialise digital innovation.

The curriculum will be facilitated by Peter Sayburn from Market Gravity, a global proposition design consultancy, who has co-created the programme with London Tech Week Academy.

He said: “It’s a fantastic honour for us to be delivering the Innovation mini-MBA together with the team at London Tech Week Academy and we look forward to welcoming innovators working within large and medium business from all sectors.

“It’s a unique opportunity for executives with between five to 15 years’ experience, as well as their employers, to access insights into delivering innovation within the workplace.

“Innovation is bringing new and exciting opportunities to the businesses and now is the time to embrace the technology available and implement new ways of working to drive businesses forward and London Tech Week’s Academy is the ideal platform for executives looking to learn more about innovation processes first hand.”

The learning experience is for individuals with the drive and ambition to move their careers to the next level and help change and drive how their organisation innovates.

Employers can sign up executives and high potentials to take part in the five-day experiential learning programme, which goes through the innovation process focusing on four types of activities: learning, experiencing, engaging, delivering.

Fionnuala Duggan, director of the London Tech Week Academy, added: “This is the first time we’re including an academy element as part of London Tech Week and Market Gravity was the ideal partner for this unique programme, thanks to the team’s deep expertise and experience of innovation within big businesses.

“This new learning event is immersive and engaging and we’re excited to be launching it at London Tech Week.”

London Tech Week is a festival of live events across the city showcasing the best of technology along with networking, learning and meeting business leaders.