As the city that gave birth to computer science, Manchester is a pioneer when it comes to all things digital. This October, Manchester will be taking part in OpenCo, an international open conference of innovation and knowledge exchange.
For the first time, you will be able to gain exclusive access to 12 of Manchester’s most innovative digital hubs and companies as they open their doors to executives, entrepreneurs, investors, and future influencers. They will share the stories behind their business and their vision as well as any new projects or developments they are working on.
OpenCo Manchester, which takes part throughout the day on the 2nd October, will enable you to explore the full breadth of the city’s digital innovation. The companies taking part are Bright Future Software, Code Computerlove, EON Reality, Factory Transmedia, MagneticNorth,The Neighbourhood and UKFast. In addition, Manchester’s digital hubs The Landing, The Sharp Project and SpacePortX will all be showcasing their innovative spaces and ideas along with Manchester’s newest digital accelerator, Up Accelerator.
The festival is described by founders as a ‘mashup of an open studio tour and a tech conference, with the vibe of a music festival’. The free, one day event is broken down into easily digestible 45 minute sessions and you create a schedule that reflects your own interests.
Register for OpenCo Manchester and pick your schedule here: http://uk-schedule.openco.us/events/2014/10/02
Find out more about the day by following @OpenCoMCR and #OpenCoMCR
Register for OpenCo Manchester and pick your schedule here: http://uk.openco.us/