Join us at London Tech Week 2023
London Tech Week (12-16 June) is a global celebration of tech, uniting the most innovative thinkers and talent of tomorrow in a week-long festival. Showcasing how tech is transforming business and society, London Tech Week drives thought provoking conversations around innovation, diversity and transformation, providing a platform for the tech ecosystem to come together to drive change. 

techUK will be running a number of fringe events throughout the week, click on the links below for more information:

6 June: Tech Policy Leadership Conference 2023
7 June: Launch of the DSIT Portfolio of AI Assurance Techniques
12 June - International Telecoms Conference – In Partnership with DSIT
13 June - How can the energy sector leverage digitalisation for long-term energy resiliency?
14 June - Recruiting top talent as an SME
14 June - UK-Vietnam Tech Workshop
14 June - Report Launch: State of the Connected Home 2023
14 June - What makes the West Midlands a leading UK location For Emerging Tech?
15 June - Connected cars in London – the key to a smart city?
15 June - Tech Trade and Sustainability Conference
15 June - Supporting SMEs to partner with System Integrators


The UK has one of the greatest innovation heritages in the world, with an established legacy of turning research into development from Turing’s computer to the recent COVID-19 vaccine rollout. We are also home to high-employment and high R&D investment sectors such as telecoms, automotive and aerospace who are key players in new technology development. It is within this context that The UK Government’s Innovation Strategy sets out a long-term vision and ambition to make the UK a global hub for innovation by 2035.

As the UK looks to the future, and how to turn past success into future innovation, the question remains around whether the UK have has what is needed to be successful in the increasingly competitive, global race for tech innovation supremacy in emerging areas such as high-performance computing, AI and Quantum. 

As part of our London Tech Week activities, this session will explore what we have learnt in the last twelve months since the release of the UK’s Innovation Strategy, and whether UK government, academia and industry are working together to build the right innovation ecosystem to support businesses of the future.

Speakers include:

  • Jonathan Legh-Smith, Head of Scientific Affairs, BT
  • Matthew Houlihan, Senior Director, Government Affairs, Cisco
  • Gurpreet Manku, Director of Policy, British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA)
  • Tim Ryan, Partner and Head of Commercial, Media and Technology, DAC Beachcroft LLP 
  • Neil Ross, Associate Director, Policy, techUK