Today (29 Sept 15), a cluster of Software Cornwall members and guests were busy promoting and raising awareness of the tech business community and the development of digital skills at the LEP Cornwall Expo 2015
The stand showcased growing software businesses in the county as well as pilot skills and educational activities such as code club. The software community has been supporting and developing to fix and fill the recruitement pipeline in the county to meet the skills gap currently being experienced.
Attendance at the event has been organised and funded through software cornwall. Members volunteered their time to attend and speak to delegates about the opportunities in the sector and the support that the growing community needs.
The team discussed the importance of support for the sector and its needs from workspace to the pipeline of skills needed to faciliate continued growth with members of the council and LEP, as well as connecting with a number of local business and programmes.
Software Cornwall also welcomed Games Academy to join them in the Software Skills Zone to show their business intelligence research projects and the skills and courses available through the university. The team and others including local schools, and skills and employment support programmes showcased innovative ways of engaging and developing solutions to Skills and Employment issues faced in the county.
The expo showcased transportation with many of the exhibits showing products embedded with software technology, renewables, cars, plane, trains as well as highways digital signage. Technology on show where software is vital for the equipment to operate but hidden out of sight.
You can view the slides from the event here
What is Cornwall Expo?
Cornwall Expo combines an exhibition and conference focusing on infrastructure, business, tourism and skills. It will showcase some of the great work going on in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly at the moment, while outlining future plans and opportunities to drive a productive economy. This includes the new EU Growth Programme and other planned investments that will continue to transform our economy over the next five years. We hope the event will be a chance to network, collaborate and get involved in shaping the future of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.