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Merged Futures 5: The fifth annual free tech showcase from Digital Northants

05 May 2023

Start-up gaming companies helping archaeology come to life and virtual reality enhancing healthcare are amongst an array of digital stories on offer at Merged Futures 5, the fifth annual tech innovation showcase event organised by Digital Northants.

Merged Futures returns to the Learning Hub at the University of Northampton’s Waterside Campus on Friday June 30 and, as with all Digital Northants events, it’s free to attend.

A celebration of Northamptonshire's innovators, educators and entrepreneurs, the event brings together people from different sectors interested in digital, tech and innovation to share and spark ideas.

It’s also an opportunity for the business community to discover some of the University of Northampton's innovative teaching methods, the skills developed by students and the potential to partner and collaborate with the University in different fields.

“Merged Futures is an excellent celebration of the digital innovation taking place on our doorstep. It’s a great opportunity for people from any background or sector to come along, learn new things, make new connections, and find out what’s happening in the local scene.

“Many new connections have been made at previous events that have led to lots of new collaborations that help to drive our digital economy forward. We want Northamptonshire to be a county of digital start-ups and we want them to get the support to grow.
Cllr David Howes, North Northamptonshire Council’s Executive member with responsibility for digital technology
“Northamptonshire is a forward-thinking county, home to hundreds of entrepreneurs and innovators. Events like this provide us with the ideal opportunity to make new connections, share best practice and drive forward change together."Cllr Dan Lister, Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Town Centre Regeneration and Growth at WNC
“Digital connectivity has become an increasingly important part of work and private lives across the world, with new announcements on the latest gadgets, gizmos and programmes being part of our everyday life.
“Global digital technology is progressing at an accelerated rate, and here at the University of Northampton, we’re looking forward to bringing together industry and academia to look at new applications of digital technologies in industry, teaching, transport, business, culture and more.

“There will be a number of wide-ranging presentations and demonstrations from University and industry colleagues across a range of disciplines, with professionals set to take part from across the country."
Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology, John Sinclair

The keynote speech will be from local tech entrepreneur Steve Walsh who will explore how innovation works, and how businesses can create a culture of innovation within teams.

Also at the event will be Royal & Derngate theatre and urban sports venue Adrenaline Alley on how technology powers their business.

The event takes place at the Learning Hub, University of Northampton, on Friday June 30, 2023 from 10am to 4pm.
Find out more and book your free ticket online.

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