Thursday 20 September

9:15 - 9:30 Brief introduction, about ODI Leeds, about the IoTUK Challenger North
9:30 - 11:00 IoT Showcase: The Encore

Speakers list

11:00 - 11:15 Tea/Coffee Break
11:15 - 12:15 IoT Showcase: The Encore

Speakers list

12:15 - 12:30 Brief interlude to get the space ready for the IoTUK Challenger North
12:30 - 13:45 Working Lunch

Introduction to the IoTUK Challenger North

Over lunch, challenge owners will set the context for their challenges and provide more details.

13:45 - 14:45 Working session

The work begins! Challenge owners are free to stay and be available to SMEs for further guidance or information. SMEs can begin refining their propositions and call on the expertise of ODI Leeds team and affiliates, covering diverse topics from visual design to commercial models to data and web tinkering.

14:45 - 15:00 Tea/Coffee break
15:00 - 15:45 Working session

A further working session to finish off the day.

15:45 - 16:15 Review

Time for SMEs and startups to review their response to their chosen challenge(s) so far. The pitch criteria will also be revealed, giving SMEs and startups the info they need to start preparing a pitch.

Friday 21 September

9:30 - 9:45 Welcome to Day 2!

Grab a tea/coffee and check-in with the ODI Leeds and IoTUK team - ask for specific help, etc.

9:45 - 11:00 Working session

Carrying on from the previous day's efforts, continuing to work on solutions and start building a pitch


11:00 - 11:15 Tea/Coffee Break
11:15 - 12:30 Working session/Review

Another chance for the SMEs and startups to review their response so far and get any help or support they might need.

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 - 14:30 Last working session / Test your pitches

Last chance to make any refinements or changes to pitches. There's also the chance to test your pitch, run through it a few times, practice.

14:30 - 16:00 Pitches

The space will be divided up so that multiple pitches can take place at the same time, grouped by challenge or overall theme. SMEs will have 10-15 mins to deliver their pitch. All participants get a prize from ODI Leeds.

16:00 - CLOSE Wrap up and Thank You!

Prize-giving, feedback and more.