After the success of Tech Severn Seed in 2017 and Tech Severn 2018, Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury will once again host what is fast becoming Shropshire’s most talked about technology-based event.
Held on the 24 September 2019, Tech Severn 2019 will focus on Shropshire Council’s Four Centres of Excellence, and will bring together Local Government, Business, Academia, Charities and Voluntary Organisation to explore what opportunities technology can offer our respective areas of work.
What are the Four Centres? Here’s a quick reminder:
Technology Enabled Care – Technology that helps us with daily living as we get older or if we have a disability. Helping to support our most vulnerable residents, by maintaining their independence in their own homes.
Digital Health – Technology that supports the monitoring and managing of health conditions and wellbeing. Contributing to reducing the need for health and care services as well as supporting those with health and care needs.
Modern Methods of Construction – A building practice that uses off-site construction to reduce cost, waste and construction time. To help address the housing demand in Shropshire by providing homes that meet that demand and can support independent living for those with health conditions and care needs.
Environmental Technology – Technology that provides a sustainable source of energy whilst reducing or avoiding the negative human impact on the natural environment. Providing sustainable energy for housing and critical technology-based support systems.
Whilst these four areas may appear disparate, they all help to address some of the biggest challenges we face in society, namely supporting our increasingly ageing population, meeting housing demands, and encouraging economic prosperity. Shropshire Council recognises that only by embracing technology and working with and across a wide range of partners can we begin to address these issues.
If it's anything like previous years, Tech Severn 2019 will prove to be an informative, entertaining, thought-provoking and inspiring day.