Sharing best practice with Europe – Recap of Leeds Digital Festival event on living labs

Leeds has been building on its position as a leading digital city by hosting a European event, as part of Leeds Digital Festival, which looked at how living labs can help support the development of Smart Cities. The event, which was organised in partnership with the European city network EUROCITIES, was opened by EUROCITIES Secretary… Read More Sharing best practice with Europe – Recap of Leeds Digital Festival event on living labs

Check out some of the international highlights from a record breaking Leeds Digital Festival programme launch

The Leeds Digital Festival has announced its programme for the second edition of the 2020 Festival, with a record 294 events set to take place between 21 September and the 02 October 2020. International events make up a big part of this year’s Festival, and we’ve picked out some of the international highlights below: 1.… Read More Check out some of the international highlights from a record breaking Leeds Digital Festival programme launch

REGISTER NOW – Leeds & EUROCITIES have teamed up to look at how living labs can help create Smart Cities

Working in partnership with the major European city network, EUROCITIES, we’re organising an online event, as part of the wider Leeds Digital Festival, which will discuss how living labs can create opportunities for cities to become smart places. The event will take place on Thursday 01 October 09:30 – 11:10 (BST – UK TIME) The… Read More REGISTER NOW – Leeds & EUROCITIES have teamed up to look at how living labs can help create Smart Cities

Calling all international partners –Leeds Digital Festival is back!

Leeds Digital Festival is back for another year and there are lots of ways for international partners to get involved. Whether it be participating as a delegate in one of the many events on offer, speaking at an event or organising your own event for free, we want you to take part in the largest… Read More Calling all international partners –Leeds Digital Festival is back!

ODI Leeds builds on partnership with the Netherlands

ODI Leeds (Open Data Institute) is continuing to strengthen its partnership with the Kingdom of the Netherlands through its Northernlands collaboration, a celebration of innovation and creativity from the North of the UK and the Netherlands. The ‘Northernlands’ partnership began back into 2019 with an event at Leeds Digital Festival and has continued to go… Read More ODI Leeds builds on partnership with the Netherlands

Leeds hosts major international innovation programme

Last week Leeds played host to the world leading international growth programme, known as a MIT Reap, which saw international leaders from government, business, universities and finance visit Leeds to see how the city inspires and supports innovation. The MIT REAP innovation programme is led by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and provides expert, evidence-based… Read More Leeds hosts major international innovation programme

Chinese health experts discovering health technology in Leeds

In early November we hosted a group of health experts from Leeds’ partner city of Hangzhou who were looking at how our city has built a sector strength in health and medical technology and digital health. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office awarded Leeds City Council a small grant from its International Programme for this project which focuses on Leeds’… Read More Chinese health experts discovering health technology in Leeds

Calling artists, performers and innovators – Leeds International Festival call for proposals is now open

Leeds International Festival has launched its call for submissions for the 2020 festival programme and is accepting proposals from artists, performers and innovators with commissions up to £50,000. Anyone wanting to submit a proposal can do so under the festival’s two key programme pillars which are a CORE and OFF programme. The CORE programme is… Read More Calling artists, performers and innovators – Leeds International Festival call for proposals is now open

Planning for high speed rail with Lille City Region

Last week a high-level delegation from Leeds City Region visited Leeds’ partner city of Lille for a study visit on high speed rail and urban regeneration.  The visit was hosted by Lille Metropolis, which delivers the economic development function across Lille City Region. The Lille Metropolis and Leeds City Region areas have much in common in terms… Read More Planning for high speed rail with Lille City Region