Business

24 November 2022

Tech Week Humber with Headline partner Hull College saw its fourth festival take place from Monday 7th to Friday 11th November 2022.

The week was hosted on all days of the week and included the Flagship exhibition showcasing tech innovation in the region and beyond held at the MKM Stadium, a dedicated educators conference hosted at the Doubletree by Hilton, Hull, two education days hosted with Hull College and Wilberforce College and several fringe events including Google Digital Garage, celebration evening, Marketing Humber industry insight with GF Smith and a Software Developers meet up.

Antonio Tombanane, founder of Tech Week Humber said; “We were delighted to bring a full in person event back to the city for 2022. During the pandemic we hosted both online and hybrid festivals but the value of seeing visitors coming through the doors of the events, networking, listening to talks from our fantastic speakers and experiencing innovations first hand is non-comparable, we’re incredibly proud of the tech community in the region and to be able to bring this to the fore is of such value to innovators, established businesses and the future workforce.”

Alongside Headline partner Hull College, the week also saw key partners, KCOM, HEYLEP, Metaverse Partner VISR, silver partners Evoke Technologies and Phoenix Software, Strategic partner Hull City Council, Innovation partner Innovate UK Edge and a fantastic representation of tech businesses exhibiting and contributing to all the events.

Steve Clayton, Head of Growth at KCOM said; “KCOM were proud to partner with Tech Week Humber 2022 as Leading Connectivity Partner. The week was an opportunity to showcase the tenth anniversary of our Full Fibre broadband in the region and look forward to our Full Fibre Future. We had the opportunity as part of the week to engage with the local and regional business community at the flagship exhibition, take part in relaxed networking, offer our expertise as part of the dedicated educators conference and connect with pupils from Hull College and Sirius Academy to talk about career paths in KCOM.

KCOM have also engaged with local primary school children as part of the Futures in Tech project in partnership with Tech Week and Hull & East Yorkshire Children’s University. As a company that’s been investing in and connecting the local community for almost 120 years, it’s great to take part in events that promote local talent and give the next generation of tech innovators an insight into how they can go on to achieve great things.”

Jon Brunton, Growth Hub Manager at the Hull and East Yorkshire LEP said “The HEY LEP has always recognised that the digital sector as a key sector in the Hull & East Yorkshire region and one that needs continued support to further its incredible growth seen over recent years.

“We were therefore delighted to sponsor and attend this year’s Tech Expo as a Gold partner, which enabled us to bring four client businesses along with us, the businesses supported were, Veribli, Devine Marketing, Red Fez and IT Recycle Hub. Each being a digital firm who were able to have their first experience of exhibiting at a sector focused expo. The feedback we’ve received from each of the businesses has been universally positive and they all gained something from exhibiting at the expo, be it new business won, new contacts or networks made, or prospective investment leads obtained.

“Tech Week really shines a spotlight on the region’s digital sector, and is also a great catalyst for the development of the sector in the region and we look forward to seeing what next year brings. In the meantime the HEY LEP and Growth Hub will continue to support digital firms to access investment, new markets, to create new jobs and ultimately to grow”.

Tech Week Humber 2023 plans will be announced in the New Year and more information on this years event can be found at the website; www.techweekhumber.com.

For more information and ways to get involved with the festival please contact; elly@gbeconnect.com

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