Northernlands 4

26th and 27th April 2022

Supported by: Innovation@Leeds


Northernlands = The Kingdom of the Netherlands + The North of England

About Northernlands 4

For the last 3 years, Open Innovations have worked together with the Kingdom of the Netherlands to co-produce a series of events which were designed to showcase the North of England & The Netherlands as some of the most outward and forward looking, cosmopolitan, sophisticated and considered places of Northern Europe. We have delivered some ambitious events showcasing start-ups, SME’s and innovation centres from both countries, with the goal of connecting and learning from each other. Northernlands 4 will continue with this theme and energy to convene and connect across the North England & The Netherlands.

Northernlands 4 will be a 2 day event on the 26th and 27th April 2022 as part of Leeds Digital Festival 2022. It will be available virtually, free & open to all, across lunchtime 12-2:30pm so that as many people can join in as possible. The first day will feature connector organisations from Leeds, Manchester & Newcastle from the UK and Utrecht, Amsterdam & Eindhoven from the Netherlands. The second day will be a showcase of startups working in digital & tech across the same regions.

We will use the Internet as it was intended to provide global access to data and communications by building a resources hub page here so that before, after and during the event you will be able to reach out to any of the organisations involved. Convening, connecting & collaborating.

There will be opportunity to network, ask questions and make connections - please join in and share widely.

Northernlands 4 - Agenda 26-27th April 12-2.30 PM BST

*Please be aware this schedule is subject to change due to speaker availability, technical issues and live elements which may cause the schedule to under or over run.

DAY 1 Tuesday 26th April - Connectors

12:00Paul ConnellOpen Innovations
12:05Lieke ConijnKingdom of the Netherlands
12:15Richelle SchusterLeeds City Council - Innovation@Leeds
12:30Amy Morgan & Bob SpenceC4DI
12:45Stuart ClarkeLeeds Digital Festival
12:55Julian TaitOpen Data Manchester
1:10Dawn Dunn & Rebecca CrowInvest Newcastle
1:25Kriya MehtaCity of Amsterdam - SCALE
1:40Barry SingletonNexus
2:00Kamran RashidImpact Hub Bradford
2:05Paul ConnellOpen Innovations
2:10ALL(Networking Virtual Tables)

DAY 2 Wednesday 27th April - Innovators

12:00Paul ConnellOpen Innovations
12:05Lieke ConijnKingdom of the Netherlands
12:10Saile VillegasSeeai
12:20Revannth MurugesanAntonym
12:30Mitali MookerjeeCast Rooms
12:45Tom ForthThe Data City
1:00Rebecca O HigginsKi Ah Na
1:15Pete MillsCrysp
1:30James GuptaSynap
1:45Dan GrafEarthchain
2:00Gary WoodheadCurveblock
2:15ALL(Networking Virtual Tables)


Nothernlands 4 is a collaboration between Open Innovations and The Kingdom of the Netherlands, the start of activity to create, support, and amplify the cultural links between The Netherlands and the North of England. It is with their generous and vigourous support, and the support of other energetic organisations, that Northernlands can be delivered.

  • Kingdom of the Netherlands

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