Technology on display at Tec 66 2013

Tec 66 Conference and Exhibition

Hastings and East Sussex have established themselves as a significant area for high technology companies with Hastings alone having 11% of its working population working within the manufacturing sectors including companies at the forefront of the Vacuum and Photonics sectors.

Tec 66 was created as an industry cluster association for Vacuum/Ultra High Vacuum and Photonics to promote the many companies now based in the area, raise awareness of this thriving sector and feature a number of valuable industry expert workshops.

The Hastings based cluster has also worked closely with Sussex Coast College to work with young people to promote technology careers and developed an industry specific accredited Vacuum training course for employees within the industry.

The first Tec 66 Exhibition and Conference was held in September 2013 and was really well received by the industry with over 200 visitors attending the one day event last September at the Sussex Exchange in Hastings.

Thanks to the popularity of the first event Tec 66 has now moved to the ultra modern Sussex Coast College Hastings which is in the heart of the the ongoing Priory Quarter business district development in central Hastings, an ideal location that showcases the towns growing regeneration and burgeoning multi-sector economy.  The college has been working with the cluster to provide a bespoke course for employees within the High Vacuum sector and along with its ideal location is a perfect place the days events.

The event is being arranged and managed by the Tec 66 Cluster Partnership.