High-tech industry meeting a success

A recent event intended to showcase the high-tech industries now based in Hastings and 1066 Country has been hailed as a huge success.

Tec 66 was held at Sussex Coast College and organised by Seachange Sussex, with the support of local business representatives, and Hastings Borough Council.

Councillor John Hodges, who came up with the original idea for Tec 66, said: “Hastings is of course rightly famous for its history and heritage, but deserves to be equally well-known for the incredible concentration of high technology companies that are based in and around the town. We have cutting edge industry right on our very doorstep, and Tec 66 was a chance for local companies to showcase their work to a wider audience. Although only the second Tec 66 event, it shows that we have a developing identity as a centre of excellence. We were pleased to attract delegates and speakers from around the world to the event, including Dr Moritz Riede of the University of Oxford, and formerly of the University of Dresden, and Professor Michel de Jong from Twente University in the Netherlands, showing that Tec 66 has real credibility within the European scientific community.”