“A great networking opportunity…” Membership praises new-look STC Conference

Silverstone Technology Cluster

1st December 2022

The Silverstone Technology Cluster’s membership has given a resounding thumbs up to the organisation’s 2022’s Annual Conference after the event moved to a new venue.

The Stables at Wavendon, Milton Keynes opened up space for businesses to raise their profile with exhibition and for greater movement and networking.

As the day unfolded, the audience was wowed by new partnerships and programmes – exclusively for the STC membership – that were announced by global tech giants the UK Space Agency, US DEVCOM (US Army) and Amazon Web Services (see separate article).

Norwich Science Park also revealed funding to promote potential collaborations between its companies and STC members.

And the STC confirmed the launch of a new Business Agility & Transformation Group to help companies adapt to the changing corporate landscape.

Here’s what some of the membership had to say:

Denise Pasquet, Manager, Enterprise & Commercial Realisation, The Open University

“We’ve had some encouraging leads out of the Conference. The event enabled our academics to meet people in person and there was interest in the low energy alternative welding that we can provide through diffusion bonding. Overall, the Conference gave us a great networking opportunity”

Teresa Smith, Innovation Advisor, Medilink Midlands

“We were delighted to support the Conference as a lunch time sponsor. A fantastic opportunity to listen to some excellent speakers with first-rate commentary and insights directed across the industry. We also enjoyed stimulating networking with a wide diversity of companies and business groups, accompanied by several of our patrons, Datalink Electronics, Edwards Accountants and Gallagher”

Simon Arkell, Principal, EMW Law LLP

“As ever, our Annual Conference was a great success. This year, the venue lent itself to some great networking opportunities and it was wonderful to see so many people together, sharing a common goal and building the STC community. The event was hugely informative and gave everyone an opportunity to showcase what they do”

Mark Clement, Director, Transaction Advisory Services, Grant Thornton

“The success of the STC Conference could simply be measured by the 150-plus attendees, but the more stand-out feature was the breadth of insight and knowledge provided by the presenters across the day.

“Whether you were interested in supplying your technology into a new sector such as space or defence or whether it was finding more about out how to transform your business by being more agile, this conference had it all. The buzz in the networking area between sessions was testament to the quality and success of the event.”

Sara Penrose, Founder, Sara Penrose Ltd

“The event was extremely well organised and orchestrated. From the moment we were guided into a parking space, to the welcoming and energised atmosphere. Huge thanks especially to Pim and Lina for a really inspiring event”


By Carl McKellar


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