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Tuesday, 12 May 2015 10:11

Open Labs on Light Night

Open Labs is hosting a number of exciting events as part of LightNight, Liverpool’s one-night arts & culture festival. On Friday 15th May the doors of our world-class museums, galleries and heritage sites will stay unlocked until late for an unforgettable evening of over 100 free events.

From 4pm until late visitors can follow their own exciting trail of light projections, exhibitions, performances, talks, walks, tours, dance and hands-on activities for all ages. It’s the perfect chance to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and experience the city’s cultural offer after-hours; it’s a Friday night out with a difference.

bitcoin andy

 

This Thursday 14th May you can catch up with one of the latest discussion events at Does Liverpool covering Bitcoin and Cryptography.  

The topic will be how you can use cryptography for privacy and will feature some live demos of encryption software that anyone can use.

The meeting is hosted by Andy Boyd (pictured left).  

ignite speaker

Ignite Liverpool are on the look out once again for inspiring speakers for it's summer event on the 15th July.

Ignite showcases Liverpool's movers and shakers, creators, thinkers, tinkers, innovators and doers, makers and dreamers in a fast paced format designed to inspire. 

And this years Summer's event is no different. Find out more below. 

 

Speaking at Ignite LiverpoolIgnite Liverpool are looking for inspiring speakers for their 5th Birthday event this coming April.

Ignite Liverpool showcases Liverpool’s movers and shakers, creators, thinkers, tinkers, innovators and doers, makers and dreamers in a fast paced format designed to inspire. Over the years they have had hundreds of talks on subjects as diverse as Verticle Farming, Community Cinemas and designing a new flag for Liverpool 

Monday, 16 February 2015 09:41

Digital Creative networking in Liverpool

jelly peopleIf business networking brings you out in a cold sweat then we have the perfect solution for you - Jelly Liverpool and its monthly Pop Up Office.

Jelly gives small businesses, homeworkers and freelancers the opportunity to get away from the office and mix with like minded people in the comfortable surronds of Leaf Cafe on Bold Street. It proivides coffee, tables and free wifi plus a great bunch of the people to work alongside.  

Started in 2008 Social Media Cafe became an institution. Meeting regularly on the first Tuesday of the month, it ran for over 5 years bringing an eclectic and sometimes bizarre selection of topics to discuss. From emoji madness and a requiem for Ceefax to more grounded subjects. Through #smc_mcr, Manchester kicked off its open data journey and became a stopping off place for people passing through, who had projects and passions to share. Most importantly #smc_mcr was a place where anyone with a passion could pitch up and propose a topic that they wanted to share with others - either to inform or to find help. Because of this #smc_mcr developed an unConference format that allowed multiple subjects to be discussed at the same time.

Although we've only picked up on the Robotics request here, they are looking for ambassadors across various fileds and various different schools across Cheshire. 

jellyLiverpool

If you are looking for a place to work away from your home office or if you simply want a break from your work colleagues then Jelly LIverpool - the creative co working space is back this Thursday.

 

Sunday, 01 February 2015 11:30

Merseyside Innovation Awards 2015

merseyside innovation awardsAre you innovating in business, manufacturing or tech? Apply for the 2015 MIA now and you could win £10,000

If you or your business are a pioneer in your field or have created something unique to transform your marketplace, you may be the next Merseyside Innovation Awards winner.

Sunday, 01 February 2015 11:18

Open Labs Newsletter - January 2015

Just to spread the news further than it might get normally here is the Open Labs newsletter.  

We're now firmly in the New Year and and we've been busy again, particularly with joining the NWCAHSN team at the Connected Health Ecosystem event and presenting at Liverpool Health Partners' Health is Wealth Conference. Here's a quick update on what else we've been working on.

The Open Labs Team

Innovate UK is to invest £2m in feasibility studies to stimulate innovation across four enabling technology areas: advanced materials, biosciences, electronics, sensors and photonics, and information and communications technology - and they are holding a briefing tomorrow. 

future everything2010FutureEverything has announced a series of new programme additions, including new commissions, installations, conference speakers, film screenings and live events, as the pioneering digital culture festival celebrates its 20th anniversary and it looks uber cool. 

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