Monthly Archive for: ‘April, 2016’

Watch: Co-working – A New Way of Working

Dr Chris Land from University of Leicester School of Management and Jim Shields from Twist & Shout Communications spoke at the recent VentureFest conference about the value of co-working spaces and how creative businesses will save the world. You can watch both their talks below (with thanks to Jim for releasing the footage):-   Dr Chris Land: Co-working – A New …

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Space sector business incubator launches at Dock, Leicester

My name is Luke Pulford and I run Dock (, Leicester’s innovation centre for high tech businesses. In partnership with the University of Leicester we have just been awarded a grant from the UK Space Agency to launch Leicester’s first incubator for businesses in the Space sector or those who use space data (GPS, Sentinel data etc). The incubator, named …

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Meet The Startup: GameHub, Thurs 28th April

GameHub is the UK’s first independent Video-Game Advice Service For Parents. Through online content reports, blog-posts workshops and one-to-one sessions, GameHub aim to inform and empower parents, guardians and teachers on all topics to do with video-games and video-game culture. Founder, Becky Jowsey is a recent Oxford graduate and life-long gamer. She’ll be sharing some anecdotes and stories from her …

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Hackathon for Health, Assisted Living, Social Care and Community

The Hackathon for assisted living, health, social care and community 2016 is the fourth event in its series organised jointly by the Vir.AL research group and by DS-Cubed in association with local councils and health organisations. We are looking for proposals to develop applications which will help with problems in health, assisted living, social care and communities. This applications could be in the …

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Co-working Space Survey – Can You Help?

Do you work independently and find it hard to work from home? Do you sometimes wish you had someone to help with a business problem or talk through ideas? Would you like more opportunities for networking and collaboration? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, you are in luck!  Planning for the first independent, low cost, flexible coworking space …

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