Posted on May 12, 2017 by staff

This month’s biggest tech events (May 15 to Jun 9)


Newcastle Start-Up Week kicks off today, a citywide, multi-venue festival of entrepreneurship and innovation to help attendees ‘go from business idea to execution in just five days’.

The city is described as England’s ‘test bed’ – it was the birthplace of the world’s first lightbulb and has been “inventing the future for hundreds of years”.

Now a breeding ground for business software and smart data, it is in close proximity to five universities, has great transport links, and is home to a thriving digital and creative sector.

The event runs from today until May 19, and will welcome 50 speakers and more than 500 entrepreneurs.

This week

Monday 15 – Friday 19 May:  Newcastle Startup Week more info

Tuesday 16 May: Smart to Future Cities, London more info

Tuesday 16 – Wednesday 17 May: VR World, London more info

Wednesday 17 May: Digital Bolton and the importance of apprenticeships, Bolton more info

Wednesday 17 May: National Technology Awards, London more info

Wednesday 17 May: How Could We Buy Energy in the Smart Future? London more info

Wednesday 17 May: Big Data and IoT Excellence Awards, London more info

Wednesday 17 – Thursday 18 May: Big Data and IoT Summit 2017, London more info

Thursday 18 May: Tackling Liverpool’s digital skills gap, Liverpool more info

Friday 19 May: UpFront Conference, Manchester more info

Next week

Monday 22 – Thursday 25 May: Strata Data Conference, London more info

Tuesday 23 May: Healthcare Property Update, Manchester more info 

Tuesday 23 – Wednesday 24 May: SpiceWorld The Brewery, London more info

Wednesday 24 May: Blockchain for Good? Addressing Global Challenges, London more info

Thursday 25 May: Will GDPR Change the World? London more info


Thursday 8 June: How can businesses harness the power of VR and AR? Manchester more info