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Splendid Isolation: The Realities of Rural Digital Transformation

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An insight into the Realities in Rural Digital Transformation; what's happening, what should be happening and what needs to happen and how.

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Charles Sellers, Innovation and Technology Group and Sphere Network co-founder, will be joined by Nick Devitt and Liz Gray from the Rural Design Centre Innovation Project and Lois Brentnall from Advance Northumberland providing an insight into how they are on a mission to transform how innovation is supported and encouraged in rural communities.

For example, did you know that there are over 350 households in Northumberland who can't access the electricity grid, which causes untold issues with education, employment and lifestyle?

Did you know that the Rural Design Centre want to work with SME's based in the North of Tyne to help find effective solutions to off-grid living?

Learn more in what, how and who is instigating innovation in your region.

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An independent, cross-sector group for digital influence, leadership and innovation.

We give you the opportunity to expand your sphere of influence and address your business challenges - digitally. Our members aim to solve problems through digital solutions and collaboration, regardless of their industry sector.

Sphere Network events enable you to share knowledge, access new networks and opportunities to influence across the North East of England and beyond. You'll be invited to attend different types of event online and in physical locations across the region: 

What's Bubbling - informal networking with a wide network, an opportunity for serendipitous meetings and new, unexpected collaboration opportunities;

Round Table - throwing open industry challenges to find new problem-solving routes;

Deep Dive - focusing on the contribution of a specific existing or emerging technology that can have an impact across multiple sectors.

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