CoTech: where co-ops and technology meet

Co-operatives and technology have a curious relationship. While the larger retail societies have whole departments related to digital and can employ experts in the field, many smaller co-ops struggle to find the time, skills and budget to fully embrace the technologies that could help them develop and grow.

CoTech (Co-operative Technologists) aims to change this through co-operating, collaborating and sharing skills to help make access to technological know-how fairer and more efficient.

“Technology is integral in our daily lives – we recognise that the co-op sector needs to embrace technology in all forms, and that it can be used to push the sector forward,” said Kayleigh Walsh from Outlandish, one of CoTech’s 22 members.

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