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Global tech leaders, innovators and investors unite as Cambridge Tech Week returns for 2024


  • Date 16 Feb 2024
  • Sectors Technology

Taking place from 9-13 September 2024, Cambridge Tech Week will showcase renowned research and innovation with the theme of ‘Innovate, Invest and Grow’

This September, Cambridge Tech Week (CTW24) will return to Cambridge, Europe’s largest tech cluster. The event is set to attract tech leaders, innovators and investors from around the world to showcase Cambridge and the UK’s global lead in tech innovations and advancement.

CTW24 will focus on the key themes of ‘Innovate, Invest and Grow’, taking a deep dive into the latest in AI, semiconductors, quantum technologies and much more. With insightful presentations, engaging discussions and interactive sessions, CTW24 will welcome leading entrepreneurs, founders, corporate leaders, investors, government, academia and influencers in the ecosystem to share their knowledge and insights.

The event will take place across iconic buildings in Cambridge city centre, including the historic Pembroke College, Cambridge Guildhall, the Corn Exchange and the Cambridge Union. Over the week, delegates can expect: 

●       World-class speakers, thought leaders and experts

●       Innovation showcases 

●       Investor pitch events

●       Fringe events 

●       New networking opportunities

●     Scale-up day

●       Engagement with the next generation of tech talent


After its successful first year, the ‘Big Tech Debate’ will return, and will be held in the Cambridge Union Debating Chamber. Thought leaders will debate the biggest issues and significant topics in technology today, and delegates will have the opportunity to pose questions to experts at the forefront of these issues. The Innovation Alley will also return, giving start-ups and innovators the opportunity to showcase their business to potential investors. The week concludes with a Tech Futures School and Communities Day featuring lab tours, tech showcases and practical toolkits to pursue future careers in tech.

Speaking at the first launch event at Mills & Reeve in Cambridge on 15th February, Chris Bruce, Chair of the Cambridge Tech Week Steering Committee, said: “This unmissable event will attract high-profile delegates from across the tech ecosystem, showcasing the latest technology from Cambridge, the wider UK and from across the globe. 

“We’re thrilled to announce that our first sponsors for Cambridge Tech Week are: Cambridge Consultants, HSBC, UKTIN, Cambridge Management Consulting, Mills & Reeve and Rathbones. We’d also like to say a huge thank you to Mills & Reeve for hosting our first launch event in Cambridge, closely followed by a London launch event at Rathbones in London. We look forward to working with our sponsors, partners and contributors to elevate Cambridge Tech Week to the next level in 2024.”


Nick Finlayson-Brown, Head of Office at Mills & Reeve, Cambridge, said: “Mills & Reeve is delighted to have hosted this special launch of Cambridge Tech Week 2024.  Last year was fantastic and this year promises to be bigger and better thanks to Cambridge Wireless’s passion and energy in the sector. Doug McDonald, our Head of Technology, and I both share the view that Cambridge is very much still the heart of Europe for creating innovative and disruptive technology.  Cambridge Tech Week not only brings tech talent together from all over the globe but also showcases the brilliance, imagination and innovation that the City continues to produce.” 


At the special launch event, Nick Finlayson-Brown and Chris Bruce welcomed an expert panel of speakers which included: 


●       David Moore, CEO, Pragmatic Semiconductor

●       Carmen Palacios-Berraquero, CEO, Nu-Quantum

●       Pam Garside, Chair, Cambridge Angels

●       Harriet Fear MBE, Harriet Fear Associates

●       James Parton, MD, Bradfield Centre


The panel conversation revolved around the intersection of technology and entrepreneurship in Cambridge and Cambridge's wider role within the technology ecosystem. 


Carmen Palacios-Berraquero, CEO of Nu-Quantum, said: "Cambridge is a centre for global technology".


David Moore, CEO of Pragmatic Semiconductor, noted: “Events like Cambridge Tech Week offer a fantastic opportunity to place a lens onto Cambridge, bringing outside people in forces to piece together a common universe.”


Pam Garside, Chair of Cambridge Angels, said: “It’s so important to have founders and investors in one space, Cambridge Tech Week offers a great platform for this.”


Harriet Fear MBE, Founder and Director of Harriet Fear Associates, added: “Cambridge Tech Week promises to be a real beacon for the best minds in the world to come and meet with other best minds in the world and do some amazing things to address global challenges.”


Over the coming weeks and months, we'll continue to share details about CTW24, including the latest news, headline speakers, topics covered, fringe events and much more.

Why not:

·       Join our mailing list: www.cambridgetechweek.co.uk

·       Follow us on LinkedIn: Cambridge Tech Week and Twitter/X: @camtechweek

·       Be part of the conversation #CamTechWeek


- ENDS –


Cambridge Tech Week brings knowledge, insight and experience together to fuel collaboration and spark innovation. We unite entrepreneurs, founders, corporate leaders, investors, media, government, academia, influencers and international peers to come together to share knowledge, insights and the latest technology developments.


This unmissable annual event positions Cambridge and the UK firmly in the world tech spotlight.


Cambridge Tech Week is powered by Cambridge Wireless which, over the past 20 years, has established itself as a leading light in the UK Tech Community:www.cambridgewireless.co.uk


For further details, interview/image requests, please contact: Sophie Clarke, Senior Marketing Manager, Cambridge Wireless: sophie.clarke@cambridgewireless.co.uk

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