The Bristol Technology Festival (BTF) is taking place in less than a week! The techSPARK team can’t wait to bring the UK’s largest and most connected regional technology festival to Bristol once again this October.

Supported by our headline partner, Ghyston, an award-winning UK software company, the festival will be taking place from 9 – 13 October 2023 in various locations across our vibrant city. As usual, connecting people and sharing knowledge will be at the core of BTF.

In case you need refreshing, the five themes are:

Science: From healthcare and biotechnology to robotics and space exploration, science tech is transforming the way we live and work.

People: Sponsored by AND Digital, the theme of people and talent focuses on the individuals who make up the tech industry, as well as the skills and knowledge required to succeed in this field.

Awareness: Raising awareness of the risks to our cybersecurity, focusing on the challenges and opportunities of ensuring the security of our digital infrastructure.

Resilience: The theme of resilience focuses on ensuring the stability and strength of our sector.  We will be highlighting risks and the importance of future proofing our business.

Knowledge: The final day will provide opportunities for attendees to connect with other professionals, learn about the latest developments and trends, and gain insights into the future of the industry.

With a host of events taking place each day, we’re helping you to narrow down the selection by hand-picking our top choices. Check out our list for Awareness Day here, and read on for Resilience Day highlights! And of course, you can browse the full schedule on the BTF site too.

This panel discussion dives into business resilience, exploring ways to strengthen organisations against risks. Our experts will share insights, experiences, and practical tips for lasting stability and future-proofing. Through thought-provoking discussions and practical insights, this panel aims to help attendees understand business resilience.

Topics of conversation for the day will be around (but not limited to):

  • How do you define business resilience?
  • What are the most common risks businesses face, and how can they be mitigated?
  • In what ways can technology and innovation contribute to building long-term resilience?
  • How can businesses foster a culture of resilience from top to bottom?
  • What emerging technologies could be harnessed to improve risk assessment and business resilience?
  • What role does collaboration with partners, suppliers, and customers play in resilience?
  • What emerging trends do you see shaping the future landscape of business resilience?

If you are a leader in your organisation and want to better understand how you can foster more resilience for your business through processes, technology and through supporting your people – this session is for you!

Register here

Join us and immerse yourself as we explore emerging technology innovations and trends, such as AI, haptics, immersive, animation, and how they are going to continue to transform creative industries.

We will be showcasing the technology that has been researched and developed through MyWorld’s Catalysts and Connectors: Tools for the Creative Industries funding call, delivered in partnership with Digital Catapult and supported by NVIDIA. This cohort of nine companies have worked on a broad range of innovations, including large language model development, haptic shoes, and augmented reality in architecture.

Register here

Engine ShedtechSPARK and Barclays Eagle Labs are delighted to invite you to the social meetup of the Bristol Tech Fest week with a fun packed evening of pitching, songs and refreshments.

You’ll have the opportunity to give a lightning pitch on anything from your current business to a new idea to take over the world… or just have the chance to wow the audience with your favourite karaoke number!

Prizes will be on offer for people delivering the best combination of the two!


  • 6.00pm Arrival
  • 6.30pm Special Announcement
  • 6.45pm Karaoke & Pitches
Register here

Shona Wright

Shona covers all things editorial at TechSPARK. She publishes news articles, interviews and features about our fantastic tech and digital ecosystem, working with startups and scaleups to spread the word about the cool things they're up to. She also oversees TechSPARK's social media, sharing the latest updates on everything from investment news to green tech meetups and inspirational stories.