Protospace Programme

Events and activities to engage, connect and promote the ecosystem

Through a collaborative programme of events and activities, we connect the tech community to foster collaboration, share knowledge and promote the ecosystem.

From local meet-ups to international conferences, Protospace aims to cultivate a growing community of collaborative problem-solvers, entrepreneurs and creatives to drive innovation and raise the profile of Milton Keynes.

Our programme of events and activities include those run by our leadership and partnerships with external communities and organisations.

Annual

MK Tech Week

🆕 Coming in 2024 • All Week

Milton Keynes Tech Week showcases the city's tech ecosystem. A new initiative for 2024 will bring you week of events and activities around technology and innovation, attracting international, national and local audiences.

Hackathons

2021-Present • 1-2 Days

Hackathons bring the community together to solve problems. We run both Hack Days and Hackathons in collaboration with local businesses and organisations to engage and leverage the collective skillsets of our community.
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Celebrating Women in STEM

2022-Present • Evening

Celebrating Women in STEM is an informal evening of celebration, inspiration and connection to recognise International Women's Day and the achievements of local women in STEM.
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Quarterly

MK Geek Night

2012-Present • Evening

MK Geek Night is a quarterly evening event for the digital and creative communities combining talks from some of the best speakers in the UK and beyond, with the opportunity to watch new and up and coming presenters.

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Made in MK

2016-Present • Evening

Made in MK is an informal quarterly meet-up for the tech and creative community. The event provides an opportunity to connect with a broad range of talent from across the tech and creative sectors; from startup founders to software developers, digital designers to angel investors, and everything in between.

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Bi-Monthly

Founders & Creators

2021-Present • Evening

Founders & Creators is a series of interviews and discussions with founders and creators from the Milton Keynes tech ecosystem and beyond.The podcast and events aim to share knowledge and showcase local talent and innovation.
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MK Tech Forum

2023-Present • Day

The MK Tech Forum is a bi-monthly meeting for community leaders and supporters of the tech ecosystem in Milton Keynes. An open forum to stay updated, share news and explore collaborations.
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Monthly

Founders Circle

Coming in Early 2024 • Evening

Founders Circle is an informal post-work meetup for ambitious founders. Meet and stay connected with the local community of founders looking to start and scale their businesses.