Introduction to Robotics & Enterprising Women


Introduction to Robotics, Enterprising Women & International Week of Science and Peace

‘Introduction to Robotics’Free two-day workshop for SMEs in the West of England

  • Dates: Thursday, 1st and Friday, 2nd December 2022
  • Time: 10:00 – 16:00 (both days)
  • Location: Bristol Robotics Laboratory, UWE Bristol, Frenchay Campus

Engineers from the Bristol Robotics Laboratory will deliver this free, two-day workshop, which provides a practical introduction to the topic of industrial robotics. Whatever your level of experience or ability, you will have the chance to get ‘hands on’ with our robot arms, gaining an insight into different hardware options and operating systems, while being able to question experienced technicians.

Open to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in any sector, from across Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, the two days are held in the  RIFBristol workspace – a supportive learning environment. All SMEs are welcome, including start-ups, micros, sole traders and larger companies. The agenda provides an overview of the robotics sector, a tour of the Laboratory, and an opportunity to carry out practical tasks with the three industrial robot arms shown below.

Universal Robots UR5
Workshop attendees undertake a series of real-time ‘pick-and-place’ exercises with this lightweight, flexible and easy-to-program collaborative robot arm.
Agile and compact, with fast acceleration and accuracy, this robot arm carries out tasks that attendees develop virtually in an offline simulation environment.
A widely used six-axis robot, and the largest arm in BRL, with a 60kg payload. Attendees help it discover its artistic side through a path planning exercise.

Enterprising Women 3.0 launch event on Thursday 12th November, 12-2 pm.

The event will include a panel discussion from an inspirational group of past Enterprising Women awardees, Caz Icke, Founder and CEO of SoleSense, Jenny Foster, Project Lead at Global Goals Centre and Lisa Gun Cuninghame, Founder of UpStitch. The discussion will be chaired by our Community Manager Paul Forster. Book here to confirm your place.

Enterprising Women 3.0 is a supportive and inclusive business support programme, fully funded by NatWest, to help women take their business or idea to the next stage. Awardees will benefit from SETsquared Bristol’s world-class business support and a valuable network to connect with. Please do forward this invite to anyone you think would be interested.

More information on the programme and how to apply can be found here.

Its also International Week of Science and Peace

The UNESCO Recommendation on Science and Scientific Researchers is an important standard-setting instrument which not only codifies the goals and value systems by which science operates, but also emphasizes that these need to be supported and protected if science is to flourish. The Recommendation promotes a fair and appropriate status of scientific researchers and informs adequate national science, technology and innovation policies, and policies to ensure that societies use knowledge from all scientific fields in a responsible manner.

Our Candidates

If you are interested in any of our candidates please contact us at to discuss. If any of you are looking for jobs then feel free to send us your requirements and we can put you on our candidate list.

Job(s) of the Week

There are some top jobs from our clients wanting to make a difference and ensure that they reach out to recruit a more diverse workforce. Please check out all of the jobs on our jobs board and get in touch if you want to reach out to our members at

Our Events

We collaborate with various groups to run workshops and hack nights, upcoming events are below.

For details check out our WW page here.

CodeHub Logo

On the alternate Tuesday evenings there is Code Hubs’ Hack Night by CodeHub Bristol • Bristol and Women’s Tech Hub ~ Bristol • Bristol currently this is online only, although there is talk of going bac live so if you are a venue wanting to host please get in touch.

Girl Geek Dinners (Bristol and Bath)

Check out the coming events on our dedicated page – pop along and support the organisers as it takes work to run these things and it’s great to find a supportive network.


Product Elevation Conference 2022 November the 8th – 10th

The global conference for Product Managers, UX Designers & Leaders to Discover Together. Product Elevation Conference will return on November 9 & 10 2022 — as both an online conference and in-person in Dublin, Ireland.

Our event connects passionate Product & UX people worldwide, to share case studies, examples and stories about elevating products to solve our customers’ most wicked problems. We are not about dry theory, but about telling our stories to help us all learn and grow – including how we failed, what we learned, how we elevated our products in the face of complexity and change.

STHLM Xperience Conference 10th of November

Welcome to this year’s STHLM Xperience Conference. A participatory conference with lectures, practical tips, and workshops. Speakers on stage are experts in their fields.

In order to celebrate World Usability Day, we follow the theme that they set, and this year’s theme is Our Health.

Our Health

During the last few years, tech solutions have moved into the digital spaces of all areas of society. One particular field that has seen a great digital transformation is the health sector. 

Join us as we explore different services and activities that are designed to be good for us, and tools that promise to be helpful. Let’s get aware of how our digital well-being affects our health, and how constantly being online affects us, and our children. Including looking at aspects such as how solutions are designed with the individual in focus, notifications, nudging, and accessibility.

Software Developer Conference for All Developer Team November 9 – 11, 2022

This year will be taking a deep dive into the pillars of the next age… particularly as it relates to the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Cloud & Serverless infrastructure, Programming languages & Platforms, Software Architecture, Tech Leadership, and Cybersecurity.

Think of the most Sci-fi movie you have ever seen. It is filled with futuristic and almost seemingly impossible CGI effects of flying cars, advanced robots, teleportation, virtual reality being the real reality, and outstanding medical creations that cure terminal diseases in the blink of an eye.​

Build Stuff will cover everything you need to know about software development and technologies, with more than 100 breakout sessions as well as insightful and practical keynotes, workshops, and hands-on labs.

PyCon Ireland 12th – 13th November

We know you are all curious about PyCon Ireland 2022. As we return to an in-person conference, we would like to invite both new joiners to the python world and old timers we haven’t in a long a time to join us.

We are planning a 2 day, multi-track event, over Saturday and Sunday. Conference tickets grant access to all activities (check TCs) and include a breakfast and lunch. There is an evening of entertainment on the Saturday night to allow us to mix in a relaxed and fun setting.

We will present a mix of talks and workshops of interest to a variety of backgrounds, from beginners to expert, across various and disparate fields. We will cover all aspects of python usage, from scripting, to machine learning training and web stack cloud deployments.

Others coming up that we have spotted you can find here.

As a suggestion from one of our lovely members (Thanks Gabs #1!), we have also set up a “buymeacoffee” page for those wanting to give us a small thank-you. Check it out here.

Women’s Tech Hub products

The candidates page advertises the skillsets of the women we have looking for roles in the area (and some of our male allies).

Jobs Board for those wanting to advertise specifically to our members in the area – check it out here.