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CityLabs, Research & Innovation in the Digital Economy

19th October 2017 at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

The opening event of this £2m ERDF funded initiative to support SMEs in the SEMLEP region will give you all the insight you need about the services and support you can receive by being part of CityLabs. If you are an SME operating in the digital economy and need support in bringing new products to market, CityLabs will support you all the way.

9.00 Coffee / Networking
9.30 Welcome to CityLabs – Alan Fletcher, Open University
9.55 SEMLEP: a region of opportunity – Hilary Chipping, SEMLEP
10.10 MK City Challenges – Geoff Snelson, Director of Strategy and Futures, MK Council
10.30 Coffee / Networking and opportunity to register for the CityLabs Prorgramme
10.50 Urban Business Lab overview – Jyoti Banerjee, Director, Fronesys
11.20 Tech Design and Prototype Evaluation – Enrico Daga, Open University
11.50 A new Sigfox IoT network for MK – Neal Force, CEO, WND
12.00 Tech Innovation and new network deployments – ZTE
12.30 Panel Summary and Questions – Alan Fletcher, Open University
12.45 Networking and opportunity to register for the CityLabs Programme
13.00 Close

Registration Closed

Details

Date:
19th October 2017
Time:
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Organiser

Alan Fletcher
Phone:
01908655433
Website:
http://kmi.open.ac.uk/

Venue

Berrill Building
The Open University
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire MK7 6AA United Kingdom
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Latest on Twitter

Another fantastic meeting with academics at the @OpenUniversity this morning as part of the @CityLabsProject. Some fantastic work going on behind the scenes on our latest innovation project. An honour to work with such talented individuals. #innovation #thinkingoutsidethebox 💡

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SME in the IT industry? @IoCoding is running a second workshop to work with Industry and communities to help in understanding the employability gap and skills needed to support current and future businesses and communities. Learn how here >> http://ow.ly/pRWw30nFsn1

The @CityLabsProject Innovation award for Milton Keynes went to @LivingWell_UK - more about the #BrightSparc Awards here: https://buff.ly/2BrPeg5 #BiztechEvents

We are delighted and honoured to have won TWO awards at the @MKBiztech #BrightSparc2018! ‘Best startup technology business’ and ‘Best technology collaboration’ working with @uniofbeds and @OpenUniversity. Utilising innovative #opendata tech to revolutionise education recruitment!

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We are delighted to have won the #BrightSparc #CityLabsProject Innovation Award shows how important #LivingWell, at #Home, in #LaterLife @LivingWell_UK is and how technology can help make this a reality for us all. #HomeCheck

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