Alba Associates has been delivering a programme of sector specific collaborative network project, events and activities for digital media / creative industries and ICT businesses across the North West | Yorkshire and East Midlands over the past 3 year under the title of Wired City Reconnected. Activities delivered through negotiation with public sector agencies and private sector sponsorship matched again project assist outcomes. Working and liaising with business owners to assisting / identifying complementary business collaborations and future business opportunities.
Designed & delivered sector specific programmes of business development programme for Manchester Digital Development Agency (MDDA) and other local authorities for the Digital & Creative SME’s over the past three years. Digital Matters are aimed specifically at business development with the sector utilising local ‘practitioners’ from with the sector. Currently leading on project for MDDA supporting two groups of “business owners groups” to support business and research collaboration projects across Technology Strategy Board, Manchester Corridor and European funded “Living Lab” project funding. (Project group titles: Cogito Group and Creative Collab). Projects being develop a series of Digital Connection events designed to match / network digital, creative and ICT sector with other priority sectors in the North West (science / technology, advanced manufacturing, hospitality and heath and biotechnology). Similar projects are being negotiated with Invest in Doncaster