Upcoming events

We host a variety of events including workshops and hackday innovation events. You can also hire our innovation spaces for your own events, meet-ups and more. All our upcoming events are below, but you can also see them on Eventbrite, subscribe to our iCal, or subscribe to our mailing list. We want everyone to be happy at our events and have an experience free of harassment so please read our code of conduct.

December

  • Culture 2023

    Date: -

    Location: ODI Leeds - 3rd Floor - Munro House - Duke Street - LS9 8AG Leeds

  • Cox Auto

    Date: -

    Location: ODI Leeds - 3rd Floor - Munro House - Duke Street - LS9 8AG Leeds

    Closed for co-working

  • Channel 4 ITN News Filming

    Date:

    Location: The Gather

  • Yorkshire Water Meeting

    Date:

    Location: The Bothy

  • NHS Digital

    Date: -

    Location: ODI Leeds - 3rd Floor - Munro House - Duke Street - LS9 8AG Leeds

    Closed for co-working

  • Levelling Up with Open Data

    Date: -

    Location: ODI Leeds - 3rd Floor - Munro House - Duke Street - LS9 8AG Leeds

    The term 'levelling up' will be more familiar in gaming culture than in politics but it became a core part of political speech and decision-making in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. You might know what it means in a game, but what does it mean for the UK?

    With no solid definition, 'levelling up' could mean something different to everyone, and with no official 'levelling up' dataset to work from, there isn't a way to currently track progress or keep things accountable. Open Innovations will be leading a project to explore 'levelling up' from a Northern perspective, by working in the open, inviting discussion and suggestions, and developing a prototype visualisation with open data at its foundation.

    What open data will we use? Well, this is where you come in…

    The project will start in November 2021 and finish in February 2022, with three key stages and events that accompany them, plus opportunities for people to contribute their feedback, suggestions, data sources, etc.

    The first stage involves the launch of the project on 8 December 2021, which will be an interactive live event and will also be live-streamed on our website and on YouTube. The Open Innovations team have already spent time starting to pull data sources together and possible ways to visualise 'levelling up'.

    For the event there will be talks in the morning followed by live Q&A with speakers including:

    • Andy Haldane, Permanent Secretary to the Levelling Up Taskforce
    • Neil O'Brien, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State TBC
    • Jodie Levy, Head of Regional Tech Policy Department for Digital, Culture , Media & Sports
    • Stian Westlake, CEO Royal Statistical Society
    • Tom Bridges, Leeds Office Leader, Director Cities Advisory, Arup
    • Tera Allas, McKinsey
    • Nancy Hey, Executive Director, What Works Centre for Wellbeing
    • Paul Swinney, Director of Policy and Research, Centre for Cities
    • Alan Reiss, Director of Strategy, Communications and Policing, West Yorkshire Combined Authority

    Further details to come - please register to save the date in your diary.

    Closed for co-working

    Register on Eventbrite
  • #OpenDataSavesLives

    Date: -

    Location: online

    #OpenDataSavesLives is driving open innovation with data, our aim is to help reduce inequalities by creating for the first time a true network of collaborators and resources in the open. This next event will be a discussion around the hot topic of Mental Health Data, focusing largely on NHS Digital's Mental Health Data project.

    Register on Eventbrite
  • Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust

    Date: -

    Location: The Bothy

  • DWP meeting

    Date: -

    Location: ODI Leeds - 3rd Floor - Munro House - Duke Street - LS9 8AG Leeds

  • Open Data Collaboration Group

    Date: -

    Location: online only

    The Open Data Collaboration Group was established when several folk from the ODI Leeds sponsor network wanted to start opening up about their open data challenges. They wanted to share their problems in the hope of finding solutions, whilst also being ready to share their own methods and techniques to help others. Over time, the group grew to include some non-sponsor organisations who were enthusiastic and also wanted to contribute to ideas that could benefit them all. The Business Rates tool is a prime example of how folk from different organisations all worked together on something that benefits themselves and others.

    Regular meeting with a fluid agenda. Bring your challenges and problems, and be ready to get stuck in!

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