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Find your perfect tech business partner at this local govtech 'speed dating' style event. This event offers tech companies large and small the opportunity to network and identify business partners with innovative solutions for transforming local public services, from new players to established companies within the local public services tech market. It is an opportunity for SMEs to speak to companies currently providing services to local government, and for large companies to expand the network of SMEs they work with to deliver services in this market.

The local government market is an innovative one, and one where technology can make a real difference to people’s lives and places. However, it can be a complicated market to navigate especially for new entrants and SMEs. This event will allow members, large and small, to foster new partnerships and collaborate to solve common challenges. Smart partnering is a successful route for many suppliers, and we want to provide our members with the opportunity to connect with established players and disruptors in the market.

SMEs can showcase their innovation and capabilities and larger companies can improve the services they deliver to local government through taking advantage of what SMEs can offer. It is a way for both sides to expand the network of companies that they work with. At previous event we have also had local government representatives and councils are encouraged to attend and network too!

What does the event entail?

Everyone attending will have the opportunity to speak to large primes and SMEs. The format for the session will involve speed dating style networking (facilitated by techUK) People will rotate around tables and have 4-5 minutes to connect. This will then be followed by networking over refreshments and pizza in the members area. 

Please note ttendance is strictly limited to one person per supplier

If you’re a large company: The innovative nature of SMEs means that a partnership can bring a multitude of benefits. Prepare to discuss what your company does to support SMEs, what is the value you see as a larger company and the partnership opportunities available.

If you’re an SME: techUK is always championing the work that SMEs do and the value they provide, if you’re an SME this is your chance to showcase exactly what it is that you can do. Highlight the value you can bring and what you have to offer!

This event is open to techUK members and local government. Attend to practise your pitch, network and connect with like minded digital folk. If you aren’t a techUK member and would like to learn more about membership get in touch with [email protected].

Georgina Maratheftis

Georgina Maratheftis

Associate Director, Local Public Services, techUK

Ileana Lupsa

Ileana Lupsa

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

Tracy Modha

Team Assistant - Markets, techUK

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