The January Tech Gathering will shine a spotlight on a new collaborative project taking place between three organisations based in Bristol, Exeter and Northern Devon.

Backed by funding from the Innovate UK Sustainable Innovation Fund, the SupplyDevon project uses machine learning and A.I. to connect businesses with local suppliers, benefiting the local economy and reducing carbon emissions.

The project is a collaboration between Barnstaple-based Applegate, Bristol-based software firm Ghyston and the University of Exeter, and has three main aims:

  • to aid the local economic recovery from COVID
  • to reduce discrimination in AI
  • to help combat climate change.

Stuart Brocklehurst of Applegate, Emily Hill of Ghyston and Fabrizio Costa of the University of Exeter will be discussing the project, and taking questions from the audience, at the next Tech Gathering on January 28, 10.00-11.30.

Join the session to hear all about the project and put your questions to the panel.

Also joining at the Tech Gathering will be Steve Edwards of SETsquared Bristol and Laura Stevens of Future Space to discuss plans and projects for 2021, and what opportunities the year holds for the South West tech sector.

2020 was a pivotal year for the South West tech sector. The resilience, creativity and innovative capabilities of the sector were tested like never before.

What should we be watching out for in 2021? How will the tech sector reach new heights as uncertain times continue?

As always, it will end with a round of quickfire 1-1 networking so you can expand your contacts within the sector.

The event is free to join – click here to book your spot.