If 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.
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.
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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.
FutureEverything 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.
It's not often that you get the opportunuity to bring together the creative and digital community in one place and on one day, but Jellignite does just that. It's a combination of Jelly Liverpool, the pop up office for digital and creative freelancers in Liverpool and Ignite Liverpool the awesomely enlightening event.
There is currently a live tender for Health and Social Care in Liverpool (for Community Support and Specialist Residential and Nursing Services), whic is being promoted to the eHealth cluster and potential providers.
Informatics Merseyside approached the eHealth Cluster to see if they could provide some freelance support to work within their team, based in Bootle, between now and the end of March 2015.
If you work in the digital or the creative sector then it can be a soul destroying business expecially for a freelancer, working on your own, away from the hubbub of a normal office environment. Long hours spent in the studio or at home staring at a screen trying to be innovative and creative. Er, that's impossible. Which is why Jelly Liverpool offers the perfect solution for you in its monthly Pop Up Office.
Jelly gives Homeworkers and freelancers the opportunity to get away from it all 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.