Technology and Startups

40,000 Visitors Attend London Tech Week

London Tech Week was organised between 12-16th June 2017 across multiple venues in the United Kingdom. The aim of the week long festival was to showcase London’s tech credentials to the world. The city currently ranks among the top five startup hubs in the world. Entrepreneurs and tech professionals from Europe and Asia marked their presence at the event in large numbers.

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A networking event taking place during London Tech Week 2017.

A total of 300 events were held at different spots across London and its surroundings.  A large number of the events organized at the tech week were free to attend. Some however had tickets priced in the range of £ 30 to £ 700. The workshops had limited seats which meant a lot of the participants could not register at the last minute.

A lot of the events were also held laterally which meant nobody could manage to attend all the events. Another grouse frequently encountered was that the event locations were in far flung places which made it difficult for visitors to attend multiple venues which had events clashing on the same day.  You can check the complete list of events held this year at the link below:

London Tech Week Conferences and Workshops 2017

The entire tech week saw participation from 40,000 individuals making it one of the world’s largest tech events. The theme of the talks and workshops revolved around Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Internet Of Things, 5G Networks, Artificial Intelligence, Bots, Machine Learning, Education Technology, Mobile Apps, Connected Cars, Autonomous Vehicles, FinTech, Energy and Drones.

A concert by world renowned musician Hans Zimmer was one of the headline events of the conference. Mr Zimmer also spoke at the Tech XLR8 conference and had an interactive session with audience members.

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Hollywood composer Hans Zimmer at London Tech Week.


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The entrance to London Tech Week at ExCeL where some of the bigger events were organized.

Tech XLR8 –

Held as a sub-event of London Tech Week, the 2017 edition of TECH-XLR8 conference saw more than 13,000 visitors visiting 300 exhibitor stalls and listening to 800 tech gurus share their knowledge about innovation and technology. The event was held at ExCel London which is London’s go-to place for exhibitions and events. For the first time this year awards were presented to startups at Tech XLR8 to recognize innovation.

Notable Award Winners of 2017 were:

Best VR Tech For Industry –

Best AR Tech For Industry –

Best Cloud Security Startup –

Best Cloud Sales Startup –

Best Mobile Application (New Launches) –

Visiting Tech XLR8 was free if you registered online. This year visitors got to attend 20 different tracks and 8 live demo sessions. Speakers from NASA, HSBC, Facebook, UBS and BBC delivered talks on an diverse list of tech topics. Pictures of some stalls and the conference venue follows below:

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Visitors to London Tech Week try out VR headsets.


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A user walks wearing a VR headset.


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A 360 degree camera from Ricoh.



An industrial robot on display.


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Startup founders presenting their pitches as part of  Project Kairos.

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