Open Innovations awarded Leeds City Council funding by Innovation@Leeds
This new council initiative Innovation@Leeds has been launched in recognition of the challenges created by the pandemic and the need to drive economic recovery. Our funding bid for Open Innovations is for two events and associated pre- and post-event innovation activation activities.
1. Planet Data4 - Warm-up event in Leeds Digital Festival September 2021 & Full event in October 2021 as a pre-COP26 activity.
#PlanetData is a series of events and activities that Open Innovations started in 2019 in response to the Climate Emergency and to assist everyone in reaching Net-Zero. We have placed all these activities on a hub page on the Open Innovations website.
For #PlanetData4 we already delivered a well-attended warm-up event during Leeds Digital Festival. This is to be followed by a one-day innovation event focused on how data & innovation can help us all address the climate emergency and achieve Net-Zero for everything that everyone does.Register for #PlanetData4 through Eventbrite
The morning session will be a showcase of innovative and active businesses, organisations and individuals using data and technology to address the climate emergency. We will focus on SME's from Leeds and organisations which would like to invest in this part of the world.
The second part of the event will be open discussions where attendees get to influence the agenda. We facilitate the activity, conversations, and outputs and focus on supporting, connecting, and amplifying the great work happening in Leeds to fight the Climate Emergency and create a Net Zero city.
2. The Northernlands4 - In partnership with The Embassy of The Netherlands in Spring 2022.
The concept of the Northernlands is one that considers the North of England as part of the outward and forward-looking, cosmopolitan, and sophisticated cities and places of Northern Europe, including Scotland and the Island of Ireland.
We proposed to work with The Embassy of The Kingdom of The Netherlands to deliver the fourth Northernlands Conference, supporting and highlighting data and innovation through a series of talks and showcases, with associated networking activity.
This will be a one or two-day event with up to four 120-150min sessions. The sessions will be a blend of talks, provocations, artwork, and showcases, with a focus upon innovation, SME's and start-ups. We will attract speakers from across the North of England and The Netherlands, with a Leeds focus.