The TechBritannia editorial team are heading off on the ultimate tech road trip in search of tech heroes across the UK
About the project
In the way that the Olympic flame toured the British Isles to connect Britons to the London based event, in 2015 and into 2016 TechBritannia will embark on a first of its kind tour to hold the digital flame to the great technology and technologists across Great Britain.
The Tech Torch Tour will be crowdfunded to rally the tech community and engage with all the exciting tech developments around the UK and British innovators across the world.
The tour will visit 8-10 locations across the UK. The crowdfunding element of the tour will focus on meeting with tech rockstars in each region. The rockstars we meet will be made up partly of tech companies who pledge for that crowdfunding package and other will be those who have applied in advance who will be invited to pitch and the remainder who join us on the day. Each leg of the tour will also include a social event in conjunction with local tech communities.
Subject to commercial sponsorship, the tour would expand to also include a seminar covering key topics such as IP law, funding and partnerships in the tech business community and a spotlight on local tech successes to share experiences and to offer advice on how to make innovation and innovators in TechBritannia successful.