Birmingham Science Park Aston host Global Entrepreneurship Week Speakers
Birmingham Science Park Aston hosts Gaming & Digital Technology Day.
Global Entrepreneurship Week is organised by Enterprise UK, one of the two founders of the Week. The scheme aims to give people the skills and confidence to become entrepreneurs, as well as to help them succeed in every aspect of running their own business.
On Tuesday 16th November, speakers from the gaming industry including experts from such names as Blitz Games Studios, Soshi Games and Microsoft Games Studio will visit BSPA as part of ‘Gaming & Digital Technology Day’. The event is free and will see discussions of new trends within the industry, and speakers will also showcase their latest works.
Philip Oliver, chief executive officer of Blitz Games Studios, said:
“When we founded Blitz some 20 years ago there was little or no structured support offered to technology entrepreneurs, so we have always been committed to offer our time and knowledge to new entrants to our industry.
“For example, our own Blitz 1UP initiative has helped scores of new indie developers to bring their games to market. I’m looking forward to meeting the next generation of talented individuals during Global Entrepreneurship Week and hope we can offer them constructive advice and inspiration.”
Cliff Dennett from Soshi Games at work.
Jim Horth, executive producer at Rare Ltd, said: “It is essential that the next generation of entrepreneurs and innovators continue to utilise new technologies and talent emerging from the region’s universities. As the games industry merges closer with the digital world it will be increasingly important to collaborate with digital and creative professionals, which is why we are delighted to be working with Birmingham Science Park Aston to promote the innovation agenda and harness fresh game development talent right here in the Midlands.”
Matthew Hidderley of Birmingham Science Park Aston said: “The West Midlands boasts over 21% of the UK games workforce and has become an unrivalled hub for games, serious games and interactive digital media.
“Initiatives like ours aim to nurture this industry and provide the environment start-ups need to succeed. We are delighted to be putting this showcase event on for over 150 people and thank our partners Birmingham City Council, ScreenWM and Aston University for their continued support.”