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Free Cake Friday at the Leicester Innovation Hub

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Leicester Innovation Hub

128 Regent Road

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Develop new partnerships and innovative ideas over cake and coffee

Free Cake Fridays provide an excellent opportunity to network with the local
innovation community in Leicester in a friendly and informal environment....and there'll also be cake! You're welcome to drop in anytime between 10am and 4pm.

Workshops and activities:

10am-4pm - General networking
Networking with innovative companies, start-ups, university academics and researchers and business support organisations - in a friendly and informal environment.

11am-11:30am - Extra £25M funding for innovation projects (Knowledge Transfer Partnerships)
An additional £25M has recently been allocated to the Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) funding scheme to 'deliver improvements on business productivity’. Our regional Knowledge Transfer Adviser, Kamran Hussein, will be on hand to speak to companies and academics interested in taking advantage of this extra funding.

2pm-3pm - Leicester – the Responsible Smart City
This is an opportunity to take part in a conversation about a brand new, proposed, city-wide project involving both universities which will engage citizens in the adoption of smart technologies (e.g.: data, AI, robots, facial recognition, etc.) What will it mean to be a smart city? How can it produce benefits and how problems and concerns can be addressed? Following a brief presentation by Bernd Stahl (Professor of Technology Ethics at De Montfort University) and Jeremy Levesley (Professor of Applied Mathematics), participants will be invited to contribute to an open agenda-setting workshop during which the possible shape and content of a project promoting Leicester as the Responsible Smart City will be discussed.

(If you’d like to attend the 'Leicester – the Responsible Smart City' session, please register by emailing bpw6@le.ac.uk as places may be limited. You can also forward any questions for consideration during the session to the same email address).

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