Dr Diarmuid O’Brien, Chief Executive, Cambridge Enterprise says: “I know first-hand what Cambridge has to offer, both within the UK tech landscape and globally. I’m delighted to support the inaugural Cambridge Tech Week and am looking forward to being inspired by the next generation of innovative technologies.”

The CTW CONVERSATIONS, or Fringe events, are intended to provide an opportunity to bring together the tech community from across the city and beyond. Cambridge stakeholders will  leverage the CORE events power to bring people to them, with creative and engaging smaller scale/intimate sessions and socials to enhance their overall exposure to the ecosystem.

These fringe events are featured on the CTW23 official website, but organised by individuals, networks and organisations around topics of specific interest – from STEM activities for families, to discussions around automation, the future of work and tech bias, to skills-based bootcamps and masterclasses.

Here are the events, taking place at a variety of locations around Cambridge. Check the website for all the timings and venues and to register your place.

Monday 8th May:

— STEMTOTS: Cambridge Science Centre

Tuesday 9th May:

— Coding Bootcamp Taster Session: Tech Educators

— IdeaSpace Show and Tell

— Meredith Broussard: Confronting Race, Gender and Ability Bias in Tech

— The IP Driven Start-Up: Using intellectual property for your exit strategy – Marks & Clerk

— Meet the Future of Tech Talent: Tech Educators

— The Europas 2023 x ThoughtLDR: Evening drinks & talks with Mike Butcher

Wednesday 10th May:

— Founders Breakfast: Ideaspace

— From digitisation to automation, are you ready for the advances in technology? Cambridgeshire Chamber of Commerce

— PR Storytelling Masterclass: How to stand out from the crowd (a Cambridge Network event) – Cambridge Network

— Mills & Reeve CTW Networking Drinks

— Cambridge Tech Podcast live recording at The Bradfield Centre

Thursday 11th May:

— The inflection points for sustainable business data operations

— CUBE curiosity 2023: Merck Life Science

— Driving Black Talent access to roles in STEM and creating value for the technology sector: 10,000 Interns Foundation

— Becoming irresistible: how to recruit and retain tech talent? St John’s Innovation Centre & Innovate UK EDGE

— What does Tech mean for the future of education? Digital Education Futures Initiative Cambridge

— DisruptHR Cambridge 3.0

— Tech-Bio innovators meet-up: Bruntwood SciTech

— Technology and the Future of Work roundtable: Cambridge Ahead

— 4 o’clock club: Ideaspace

Friday 12th May:

— Influencer Tech Bootcamp: O2h group

— Cube Curiosity 2023: Merck Life Science