Category Archives: Events

Trademark Workshop

Event Timing: March 10th 2020, 10am-2pm
Event Address: Kaleider Studios, 45 Preston Street, Exeter, EX1 1DF

Event Description:
Stephens Scown are running an innovative session exclusively for TechExeter and Digital Exeter members aimed to help tech businesses deal with a key issue which they often leave until too late: Trade Mark Registration. During this session they will walk you through the trade mark application process and you will have the opportunity to file your own application.

Many businesses do not realise the need to register their core business names, product lines and brand names as trade marks until it is too late. Not all marks are registerable so, before signing up, our expert team will be in touch to make sure you are eligible.

There is a one off cost of £200 plus VAT for this session (this is a massive 60% saving for our members!). Official filing fees will also need to be paid (£170 for the first class, £50 for each additional class); there is no VAT on official fees. Following the application, we will be appointed as your agent on the register and will keep you updated on the progress of your application

Please fill out the form linked below to register your interest and Stephens Scown will be in touch with further information.

Edit: The form is currently broken! Please use our contact form to register your interest in the meantime!

2020 Events Overview

Here’s a quick reference to all the events planned for 2020 that TechExeter and Digital Exeter are involved with (subject to change!)


Digital Exeter Meetup
21st Jan ENACT Meetup


TechExeter Meetup – Design
LGBT history month / PRISM
21-23rd Feb JUNCITON X Exeter (Hackathon)


Digital Exeter – My Favourite Hack
3rd March Exeter College coffee morning
14-15th March Girls in AI hackathon


1st April TechExeter Meetup – Digital Ethics – Exeter Phoenix
16th April FutureSync Conference


Digital Exeter – Learn and Teach
Exeter Pride
11-13th May Pint of Science


TechExeter/DigitalExeter Summer Social
17-18th June Big Bang South West
19-21st June NOVA demoparty


Digital Exeter – UX
3rd-5th July GAME>PLAY festival / Exeter Festival


TechExeter Meetup – topic TBC


Digital Exeter – Apps
Conference – “2020 VISION”


TechExeter Meetup – Topic TBC
3rd-4th Oct SpaceApps


DigitalExeter – Brand
18th Nov international LGBTQ + Day


TechExeter Meetup – Topic TBC

NASA Space Apps, Oct 19-20th 2019

Wow, what an amazing weekend! Check out our 60 second video:

Tech Exeter and The Met Office are proud to bring the NASA Space Apps Challenge to the South West. 2019 marks the eigth year that the Met Office has hosted a Space Apps event, and this year is going to be bigger than ever!

The weekend will be about meeting new people and solving interesting challenges together. Don’t let the ‘Apps’ part put you off, the best teams are often the most diverse teams in terms of age, skills and experience. We have seen great projects made entirely from cardboard!

The Space Apps 2019 site and registration links are available at

We had an amazing time last year!

Big Bang South West

We had an absolute blast at the Big Bang South West event!

6,000 students descended onto Westpoint Arena on the 25th June for an event celebrating all things science, tech, engineering and maths (STEM) for 7 to 19 year olds.

Along with our friends at , we setup our GAME>PLAY “PONG REWIRED” game where people could play using our wacky controllers, or build their own out of tin-foil!

We also had the Unity game sourcecode available and saw a variety of interesting edits to the game come from the students!

Exeter College Coffee Morning

We held our first ever mini meetup at Exeter College with speakers from TechExeter and Digital Exeter – we often struggle with engaging young people so we decided to take our meetup directly to the students!

Al Mclintock, Industry Placement Liaison Officer initially came to speak to TechExeter earlier in the year to talk about T-levels, and she was thrilled with the idea that we could run a version of our meetup aimed directly at the students

After an introduction from Al and Myself (centre above), we had talks from Sarah Marks (right) – Head of Marketing and Communications at Rezcomm, and Rick Timmis (left) – Engineering Manager for Dell Boomi.

After the talks, the students came along to a networking session where we had a dozen members of our tech+digital community available for students to talk to face to face.

It was a wonderful morning with a great buzz – our next one is in the autumn term and we hope to repeat the success of this joint venture between us and the college!

AWS Summit – We Power Tech

Whilst at this year’s AWS Summit London, I had a chance to chat with the lovely people on the We Power Tech stand.

At AWS, we believe the future of tech is every color, gender, belief, origin, and community. The future of tech is accessible, flexible, and inclusive. We all have a long way to go before realizing this future. Join the We Power Tech community to meet allies and leaders who are powering the future. Build skills, get engaged with the community, and inspire the next generation. 

These pronoun badges are a great idea, and one that I think we’ll be bringing to our conferences and meetups. Even as a cis male, wearing a badge helps to raise awareness and normalise pronoun choice, which can only be a good thing!