Regional Tech Award for Launchpad

10 December 2019

Lecturer holding the Tech South West Award, with a backdrop with branding on it.
Tech South West Award
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Category: Innovation

Falmouth University’s Launchpad programme has won the Tech South West People's Choice award.

Covering the whole region, from Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Dorset down to Cornwall, the Tech South West Awards support and celebrate the region’s fastest growing sector.

The shortlist for the People’s Choice category were nominated by the public via social media and were voted for at the ceremony in Exeter, attended by industry leaders.

The Launchpad programme is Falmouth University’s business incubation and acceleration programme. It has been developed to support the growth of the regional economy through the development of innovative digital tech companies and high value jobs in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly.

Launchpad’s unique model starts with market-led challenges set by sector-leading organisations, to be solved by teams of highly-skilled graduates attracted from across the UK and around the world. 

Commenting after the awards ceremony, Head of the Launchpad programme, Nick Dixon said, “It’s wonderful that Launchpad has been recognised for its contribution to the regional economy. However, it’s particularly great that the award was voted for by our peers in the tech sector. We’re really proud not only of the cutting-edge, successful business that are being built on the programme, but of the significant impact that they’re in Cornwall - attracting investment and creating jobs.”

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