We’re here to help support, connect and showcase the tech sector across the South West - including Cornwall and the isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire, Bristol, and Gloucestershire. If that’s you then get involved!
Tech South West is run in partnership with local clusters including Digital Plymouth, TechSPARK, Software Cornwall, Digital Somerset, TechExeter and Silicon South.
We offer a platform for members, the region’s technology sector, education, government, businesses and other organisations keen to engage with the sector and support its growth.
We are the only member organisation dedicated to supporting and working with the whole of the technology sector across the South West of England.
Tech South West is born
Tech South West is founded by tech marketing agency Program (then Astley Media) with support from local cluster organisations.
The first Tech South West Awards
The first Tech South West Awards event is held in Exeter in November 2019. The event will become the annual flagship of the Tech South West calendar.
New initiatives are rolled out to support tech organisations through lockdown and the pandemic. Monthly Tech Gatherings and other online events see the membership swell by 30%.
Growth Programme kicks off
Starting life as the StartUp Studio accelerator programme for early stage founders, the Growth Programme will later encompass the ScaleUp Studio and Ones to Watch programmes with support from key Growth Partners.
Tech South West+ launched
For the first time, organisations can join Tech South West at company level and enjoy enhanced benefits including access to Peer Groups, the Tech Leadership Forum, the Tech Hub Pass and more.
“The South West is a global leader in areas critical to the future well being not just of the economy but the planet itself.
We are at the forefront of research and development in climate science, marine technology, environmental science, healthtech, agri-tech and aeronautical engineering.
Technology is fundamental to each of these, and their ability to innovate, find solutions and bring prosperity. Tech in the South West is driving forwards at a relentless pace.”
Toby Parkins, Chair of Tech South West
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Join Tech South West+
Tech South West+ allows tech companies and sector suppliers to plug into the region's most vibrant community.
- Learning and development for your teams through dynamic Peer Groups
- Employee access to the only regional Tech Hub venue pass for the South West of England
- Exclusive offers and tailored support opportunities covering funding, talent and business growth
- Tech South West+ membership for all your organisation’s South West-based employees
- 20 free job listings per year
Exclusive offers from partner organisations
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