Festival of the Future: Futurefest22

Our Festival of the Future is in its third year. The festival showcases exciting digital innovations happening across the county.

This year's festival runs from 10 to 14 October 2022 in 5 different locations; Bridport, Dorchester, Ferndown, Weymouth and Winfrith.

Futurefest22 features:

  • ground-breaking digital innovation in farming, education, tourism, health, climate and more
  • discussions about the importance of inclusion, data, skills, and potential careers in the sector
  • listening to the latest thinking and sharing ideas about the possibilities of a digital future
  • exploring what we've learnt from the 5G RuralDorset project and how that could be applied to an urban setting
  • what a digital town might look like in the future and how we could use technology to solve some of our local challenges, using Weymouth as a setting
We won't necessarily deliver solutions and some of these ideas might never take off. But we want to help you start thinking about the opportunities for digital innovation using expertise that already exists at the Dorset Innovation Park. This could help make Dorset an even better place to live, work and visit.

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You can either experience the festival in person and:
  • meet the speakers
  • play with the technology
  • get practical help and advice
  • meet other like-minded people
Or choose a virtual ticket to watch the live stream on YouTube:

Agritech, aquaculture, soundscapes, wellbeing walks and robotic cats…

Sensors, travel, getting online and coding day…

Future skills, careers, businesses innovating…

Connectivity, digital skills, scams, waste, and fossils…

Emerging tech, augmented and virtual reality, e-bikes…
With thanks to the sponsors and partners of the event:
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