19 Dec 2023

Call for submissions: Nations and Regions Impact Days

We are delighted to announce the first two Nations and Regions Impact Days of 2024.

We will be highlighting the contributions made by the UK tech sector to improve the local and regional tech ecosystems, playing a vital role in the levelling up agenda through innovation and engagement.

We are starting with two Impact Days this year:

  • 4 March – Wales Impact Day
  • 20 March – Northern Ireland Impact Day

Please submit content showcasing your projects and partnerships in Wales or Northern Ireland, how they are making a difference, contributing to the digital economy and strengthening the local tech ecosystems.

All techUK members and stakeholders can submit one or multiple contributions based on their work, projects or programmes in Wales or Northern Ireland.

The deadlines for submissions are:

  • 16 February for the Wales Impact Day
  • 1 March for the Northern Ireland Impact Day

If you would like to contribute to our campaign week, please email [email protected] to let us know the piece's title by 1 February, to ensure we can schedule this in our content calendar.

Your content can respond to the questions below:

  • How are you strengthening the tech sectors in Wales or Northern Ireland?
  • How can we collaborate more efficiently to drive innovation in Wales or Northern Ireland?
  • What success stories would you like to highlight that show the growth of the tech ecosystems in Wales or Northern Ireland?

We welcome a variety of formats so that you can decide what would best fit your company. Here is what you can submit and some guidelines:


These will be published on our website as an insight page.

  • Between 600 – 1,000 words long 
  • Can include images, infographics and videos/vlogs (see below guidelines about submitting vlogs) 
  • Add links throughout your text 
  • Download our blog submission form here (instructions here), fill it in and submit.


These will be published on our website as an insight page. 

  • Between 3 to 6 minutes  
  • YouTube link or MP4 file 
  • Title for the video and any intro text 
  • Examples: #1 

Video Statements 

These will be published on our social media channels primarily and spotlighted on our campaign week page. 

  • Create a 30 to 90 seconds (max 2 min) speaking to camera video, responding/expanding to 1 of the following questions/topics:
    • How are you strengthening the tech sectors in Wales and Northern Ireland?
    • How can we collaborate more efficiently to drive innovation in Wales and Northern Ireland?
  • Email us your video at https://wetransfer.com/. Instructions here.  
  • Examples: #1 , #2

For further examples of content we can showcase you can check out here the campaign week for the launch of the Local Digital Index in October 2023.

The Local Digital Index report analyses the strength on the tech sector across the UK in fields such as digital skills, digital infrastructure, finance and investment and digital adoption, as well as making recommendations for how the tech sector can be strengthened across the entire UK.

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Matt Robinson

Matt Robinson

Head of Nations and Regions, techUK

Matt is techUK’s Head of Nations and Regions.

Matt is leading techUK’s work with members and stakeholders across the UK to increase the Local Digital Capital across the UK’s nation and regions, build communities and to ensure that digital technology plays a key part the post-COVID-19 levelling-up recovery.

Prior to joining techUK, Matt worked for several national education charities and membership bodies to develop their regional partnerships with schools, academy trusts, local authorities, and other stakeholders. He’s also worked with local authority leaders and other stakeholders to engage communities, work with elected members and improve public services.

He holds a BA in Politics from the University of York and an MA in International Relations from the University of Leeds. Away from work he’s a keen football fan and golfer.

If you’d like to find out more about our work in the nations and regions please get in touch with Matt:

[email protected]

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Ileana Lupsa

Ileana Lupsa

Programme Manager, Local Public Services and Nations and Regions, techUK

Ileana Lupsa is the Programme Manager for Local Public Services and Nations and Regions, at techUK.

Ileana studied electronics, telecommunications and IT as an undergraduate, followed by an MSc in engineering and project management at Coventry University.

She refined her programme management expertise through her most recent roles working in the automotive industry.

Ileana is passionate about sustainability and creating a positive impact globally through innovation.

[email protected]

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Tracy Modha

Team Assistant - Markets, techUK

Tracy supports several areas at techUK, including Cyber Exchange, Cyber Security, Defence, Health and Social Care, Local Public Services, Nations and Regions and National Security.

Tracy joined techUK in March 2022, having worked in the education sector for 19 years, covering administration, research project support, IT support and event/training support. My most outstanding achievement has been running three very successful international conferences and over 300 training courses booked all over the globe!

Tracy has a great interest in tech. Gaming and computing have been a big part of her life, and now electric cars are an exciting look at the future. She has warmed to Alexa, even though it can sometimes be sassy!

[email protected]

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Matt Robinson

Matt Robinson

Head of Nations and Regions, techUK

Ileana Lupsa

Ileana Lupsa

Programme Manager, Local Public Services and Nations and Regions, techUK

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