Summer tech showcase returns to Waterside campus

Date 12.04.2022

Get ready to meet a delivery robot, try out an e-scooter and swim with dolphins at Merged Futures 4, the fourth annual tech innovation showcase hosted by the University of Northampton.

The Digital Northants event returns to the Learning Hub at the University’s Waterside campus on Friday 17 June 2022 – and it’s free to attend.

A celebration of Northamptonshire’s innovators, educators and entrepreneurs, Merged Futures brings together people from different sectors interested in digital, tech and innovation to share and spark ideas.

It’s also an opportunity for the business community to discover some of the University’s innovative teaching methods, the skills developed by students and the potential to partner and collaborate with the University in different fields.

John Sinclair, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology, said: “The experiences of the past two years have shown the value of digital connectivity to all of our working and private lives.

“The University is proud to host the Digital Northants Merged Futures conference again this year, bringing together industry and academia to look at new applications of digital technologies in industry, transport, business, culture and more.

“We look forward to wide-ranging presentations and demonstrations from University and industry colleagues across a range of disciplines.”

In the exhibition space, a wide range of local organisations will demonstrate their work, from the use of Virtual Reality technology in healthcare to how the Internet of Things can boost wellbeing. There will be an advice hub for business owners to explore how they can translate the technology on display into their own organisations.

There will be plenty to inspire the next generation of digital and tech talent, including 20 sessions taking place throughout the day on topics as varied as setting up a new games design company, how to get ahead in digital marketing and the Chester House Estate’s future plans to bring their Roman Town to life.

It all takes place on Friday 17 June 2022 from 10am to 3.30pm and includes a buffet lunch. You can find out more and book your free ticket online.