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What We Do
Technology Networking, with Purpose

Our aim at TechSolent is to Connect, Develop and Promote the Technology communities within the Solent Region for the public benefit. 

 

We aim to do this through building a network of technology participants to address societal problems, educate the community on technology initiatives and combine these things to deliver economic development of the Solent Region.

Events

  • TechSolent December Event with RAI UK
    TechSolent December Event with RAI UK
    Thu, 14 Dec
    PWC Offices
    14 Dec 2023, 08:30 – 10:30
    PWC Offices, Savannah House, 3 Ocean Way, Southampton SO14 3TJ, UK
    14 Dec 2023, 08:30 – 10:30
    PWC Offices, Savannah House, 3 Ocean Way, Southampton SO14 3TJ, UK
    RAI UK from the University of Southampton will be joining us and discussing their Responsible AI research and opening discussions with Tech Solent attendees on co-collaboration on responsible AI for businesses. You'll get your chance to share your thoughts and help shape a national funded AI project
  • (PARTNER EVENT) The Future World of Work
    (PARTNER EVENT) The Future World of Work
    Tue, 09 Jan
    Winchester
    09 Jan 2024, 09:00 – 16:00
    Winchester, The University of, Romsey Rd, Winchester SO22 5FT, UK
    09 Jan 2024, 09:00 – 16:00
    Winchester, The University of, Romsey Rd, Winchester SO22 5FT, UK
    University of Winchester wishes to invite businesses from across the region to explore the changing world of work and implications of new technology, including the impacts of AI on the way we work and how to make the best of early talent.
  • (PARTNER EVENT) Women in Tech Hampshire - Launch Event
    (PARTNER EVENT) Women in Tech Hampshire - Launch Event
    Tue, 16 Jan
    Southampton Science Park
    16 Jan 2024, 18:00 – 20:00
    Southampton Science Park, 2 Venture Rd, Chilworth, Southampton SO16 7NP, UK
    16 Jan 2024, 18:00 – 20:00
    Southampton Science Park, 2 Venture Rd, Chilworth, Southampton SO16 7NP, UK
    Our first Women in Tech Hampshire event, with speakers sharing their experience as a women in the tech industry
  • Overview of the AI Vendor Landscape (Placeholder)
    Overview of the AI Vendor Landscape (Placeholder)
    Wed, 17 Jan
    Whiteley
    17 Jan 2024, 12:30 – 14:30
    Whiteley, Whiteley, UK
    17 Jan 2024, 12:30 – 14:30
    Whiteley, Whiteley, UK
    Placeholder for our first event discussing the AI Vendor landscape
  • Hays Tech Salary and Recruiting Trends - 2024
    Hays Tech Salary and Recruiting Trends - 2024
    Thu, 08 Feb
    TechSolent / Hays Tech Salary Trends 2023
    08 Feb 2024, 16:00 – 17:00
    TechSolent / Hays Tech Salary Trends 2023
    08 Feb 2024, 16:00 – 17:00
    TechSolent / Hays Tech Salary Trends 2023
    Martin Pardey, Director of Technology practice for Hays Recruitment, will talk through their recent Salary and Recruitment survey to provide insights into current skills, market trends and what is driving candidate / employee decision making when considering their career choices.
  • TechSolent : LEP Initiative and Future Planning
    TechSolent : LEP Initiative and Future Planning
    Tue, 10 Oct
    Southampton
    10 Oct 2023, 08:30 – 10:30
    Southampton, Portland Terrace, Southampton SO14 7SJ, UK
    10 Oct 2023, 08:30 – 10:30
    Southampton, Portland Terrace, Southampton SO14 7SJ, UK
    We want to hear from the TechSolent community on how you want us to shape the technology sector in the region over the coming years, and how you would like to be involved in doing so.
  • Tech in Visual Effects (VFX) - Bring your kids to TechSolent!
    Tech in Visual Effects (VFX) - Bring your kids to TechSolent!
    Thu, 08 Jun
    Whiteley
    08 Jun 2023, 17:00 – 18:30
    Whiteley, Rookery Ave, Whiteley, Fareham PO15 7AJ, UK
    08 Jun 2023, 17:00 – 18:30
    Whiteley, Rookery Ave, Whiteley, Fareham PO15 7AJ, UK
    Jeremy Hardin, from Portsmouth based Dark Cosmos Creative, will be presenting how the VFX industry works and showcasing some of his work, to help kids (11+) decide if a career in the Creative Tech sector is right for them.
  • How can intelligent automation help your Business?
    How can intelligent automation help your Business?
    Thu, 18 May
    Southampton
    18 May 2023, 17:00 – 18:30
    Southampton, Portland Terrace, Southampton SO14 7EN, UK
    18 May 2023, 17:00 – 18:30
    Southampton, Portland Terrace, Southampton SO14 7EN, UK
    Join us to discuss intelligent automation and discover how AI can help implement automation within your business.
  • How AI will impact WHAT and HOW we buy goods?  In conjunction with CIPS
    How AI will impact WHAT and HOW we buy goods?  In conjunction with CIPS
    Wed, 26 Apr
    Whiteley
    26 Apr 2023, 17:00 – 18:30
    Whiteley, Rookery Ave, Whiteley, Fareham PO15 7AJ, UK
    26 Apr 2023, 17:00 – 18:30
    Whiteley, Rookery Ave, Whiteley, Fareham PO15 7AJ, UK
    We will be discussing what AI is and why it has suddenly become very high profile, the pro’s and con’s of using AI within a business and specifically the current views on where this will have the most impact on buying categories.
  • Wed, 29 Mar
    National Oceanography Centre Southampton
    29 Mar 2023, 17:30 – 19:30
    National Oceanography Centre Southampton, National Oceanography Centre, European Way, Southampton SO14 3ZH, UK
    29 Mar 2023, 17:30 – 19:30
    National Oceanography Centre Southampton, National Oceanography Centre, European Way, Southampton SO14 3ZH, UK
    TechSolent and Maritime UK Solent hosting their first joint event to highlight the use of technology within the Maritime Sector locally and beyond
  • Cyber risks in the Maritime sector
    Cyber risks in the Maritime sector
    Thu, 23 Mar
    Virtual Event
    23 Mar 2023, 17:00 – 18:00
    Virtual Event
    23 Mar 2023, 17:00 – 18:00
    Virtual Event
    Listen to local Cyber Security experts, InfoSec Partners, discuss the risks and impacts of Cyber attack on boats, marinas, ports and all aspects of Maritime sector, including insurance considerations
  • How to Think Differently about sustainability in technology?
    How to Think Differently about sustainability in technology?
    Thu, 16 Feb
    Lakeside North Harbour (Spindle Room)
    16 Feb 2023, 18:00 – 19:00
    Lakeside North Harbour (Spindle Room), 1000 Lakeside North Harbour, Western Rd, Cosham, Portsmouth PO6 3EN, UK
    16 Feb 2023, 18:00 – 19:00
    Lakeside North Harbour (Spindle Room), 1000 Lakeside North Harbour, Western Rd, Cosham, Portsmouth PO6 3EN, UK
    Two tech sustainability specialist companies (N2S and Circular Computing) talk about circular economy in the Technology space and how the industry can do more to support sustainability goals in technology sourcing.
  • Hays Tech Salary and Recruiting Trends - 2023
    Hays Tech Salary and Recruiting Trends - 2023
    Wed, 25 Jan
    TechSolent / Hays Tech Salary Trends 2023
    25 Jan 2023, 17:00 – 18:00
    TechSolent / Hays Tech Salary Trends 2023
    25 Jan 2023, 17:00 – 18:00
    TechSolent / Hays Tech Salary Trends 2023
    Martin Pardey, Director of Technology practice for Hays Recruitment, will talk through their recent Salary and Recruitment survey to provide insights into current skills and market trends.
  • Analysis of the Solent Tech Sector (then drinks!)
    Analysis of the Solent Tech Sector (then drinks!)
    Thu, 17 Nov
    Solent Hotel & Spa (Arundel Room)
    17 Nov 2022, 18:00 – 20:00
    Solent Hotel & Spa (Arundel Room), Rookery Ave, Whiteley, Fareham PO15 7AJ, UK
    17 Nov 2022, 18:00 – 20:00
    Solent Hotel & Spa (Arundel Room), Rookery Ave, Whiteley, Fareham PO15 7AJ, UK
    Join us on Thursday 17th November at 6pm at the Solent Hotel for an overview of the Solent Tech sector (or what the data tells us), and then some drinks in the Parsons Collar from 7pm.
  • Exhibiting at Business Innovation South Expo 2022
    Exhibiting at Business Innovation South Expo 2022
    Wed, 14 Sept
    Centre 2000
    14 Sept 2022, 10:00 – 16:00
    Centre 2000, Lakeside, North Harbour
    14 Sept 2022, 10:00 – 16:00
    Centre 2000, Lakeside, North Harbour
    We're excited to be exhibiting this year at the Business Innovation South Expo on 14 September - what a great opportunity to form some new connections and to build the TechSolent community! #BIS2022
  • TechSolent - Connect Monthly Drinks
    TechSolent - Connect Monthly Drinks
    Thu, 18 Aug
    Parsons Collar, Whiteley
    18 Aug 2022, 18:30 – 20:30
    Parsons Collar, Whiteley, Rookery Ave, Whiteley, Fareham PO15 7AJ, UK
    18 Aug 2022, 18:30 – 20:30
    Parsons Collar, Whiteley, Rookery Ave, Whiteley, Fareham PO15 7AJ, UK
    Come along and join us for informal drinks on the third Thursday of the month to meet and connect with others in the TechSolent Community. We're looking forward to seeing you there!
  • Understanding Grant Funding to boost innovation
    Understanding Grant Funding to boost innovation
    Thu, 21 Jul
    SkillsLabs Fareham Business Centre
    21 Jul 2022, 17:00 – 19:00
    SkillsLabs Fareham Business Centre, Fareham College, Bishopsfield Road Campus, PO14 1NH
    21 Jul 2022, 17:00 – 19:00
    SkillsLabs Fareham Business Centre, Fareham College, Bishopsfield Road Campus, PO14 1NH
    This month, we're hosting a session with Monika Dabrowska of Innovaction Global on "Understanding Grant Funding to boost innovation", followed by our usual informal networking opportunity to meet and connect with others in the TechSolent Community.
  • 2022 TechSolent Round The Harbours
    2022 TechSolent Round The Harbours
    Sat, 18 Jun
    Portchester
    18 Jun 2022, 10:00 – 16:00
    Portchester, Cams Hall Estate, Portchester, Fareham PO16 8AA, UK
    18 Jun 2022, 10:00 – 16:00
    Portchester, Cams Hall Estate, Portchester, Fareham PO16 8AA, UK
    The annual 31 mile bike ride around Portsmouth and Langstone Harbours, all flat and incorporating 2 ferries (Hayling and Gosport). Suitable for all levels.

"This area is becoming a hub of innovation, largely encouraged by the growth of the port and associated maritime industries, along with so many other exciting diverse companies including some brilliant tech start-up businesses. I am on a journey to make Southampton a city of AI. The time is right for the city; it’s a city thriving and buzzing with tech talent"

- Dame Wendy Hall

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