Tech Nation 2017

Deadline is 5th Dec to make sure we are properly represented.

The survey for the Tech Nation 2017 report is now live and we need as many people as possible to complete it before Monday 5th December. The report aims to provide detailed analysis of how the digital sector is driving economic growth, showcasing the innovation and energy of tech hubs across the UK. The 2016 report
read more...

Christmas Party Time!

Bring your office party to our office party.

We’re delighted to be teaming up with The Workstation again this year for a great big everyone’s invited Christmas party. It’s on Thursday 22nd December from 5:30pm. There’ll be a bar, DJ, games room and competition (with prizes!). After last year’s success, we expect tickets will go fast, so grab yours now: Get Tickets Here. We
read more...

Sheffield wins £750,000 for “City of Ideas” project

This ambitious project will bring digital creativity to place-making.

Sheffield’s Site Gallery has been awarded £750,000 by Arts Council England for their place-making project ‘City of Ideas’. ‘City of Ideas’ will create new and accessible public art commissions animating existing spaces in the city centre. It will also create opportunities for young people, artists, the digital sector and public to work together over the
read more...

Update from Policy Conflab #1

The first Digital Policy Conflab was held last month, here's a summary of what happened.

What was the purpose of the event? One of our three missions at Sheffield Digital is to represent the digital sector to policy-makers locally, regionally and nationally, in order to enlist their help in making the city a better place to start and grow digital tech businesses, to provide them with good information and advice,
read more...

Tutora Young Entrepreneurs’ Challenge

Local start-up encouraging school children to start their own tech businesses.

Local tuition company, Tutora, are seeking out the best young entrepreneurial minds across the country as they introduce children to new business concepts through their Young Entrepreneurs’ Challenge initiative. The events are designed to open children’s eyes to the possibility of creating their own tech businesses, whilst teaching them many of the skills they will
read more...

Tech Nation Visa Scheme Surgery

Take advantage of a free advice session in Leeds on 30th November.

Tech North are holding a free ‘Tech Nation Visa Surgery Session’ at Ward Hadaway in Leeds on Wednesday 30th November. They are offering an initial amount of free support to help applicants understand the application process, fast track options, exceptional promise options and eligibility criteria. The 30 minute ‘Office Hours’ style sessions will be open to
read more...

Pixels come in many sizes

Sheffield Digital is celebrating Sheffield Design Week with a special edition of The Platform.

A pixel is a basic unit of programmable colour on a computer display or computer image – these units are the building blocks of digitally created visual design. We’re bringing the digital to Sheffield Design Week with a special edition of The Platform. We’ll be exploring the breadth of digital design talent in Sheffield, with presentations
read more...

Sheffield Smart Lab ‘Demo Day’

The Sheffield Smart Lab has helped 9 projects build connections and run pilot programmes in the city over the last 12 months

Last Thursday, the 29th September, the Sheffield Smart Lab hosted a ‘Demo Day’ to showcase the winning solutions from Sheffield’s first Smart City technology accelerator. The Sheffield Smart Lab was set up in September 2015 as a partnership between Sheffield City Council, Amey and Ferrovial Services. It invited entrepreneurs and start-up businesses, both in Sheffield
read more...