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

Leeds showcases thriving digital sector to Chinese delegation

Last week Leeds City Council and Leeds City Region hosted a visiting delegation from our Chinese partner city, Hangzhou, to showcase Leeds’ fantastic digital and tech capabilities. The delegation, which included business leaders and senior government officials from Hangzhou, met with a range of key public and private stakeholders from the tech and digital sector… Read More Leeds showcases thriving digital sector to Chinese delegation