Calling all start-ups – exciting opportunity to access German market and develop collaborations with companies from Dortmund

Leeds’ partner city Dortmund has launched an exciting opportunity for start-ups to access the German market and develop new collaborations with companies based in Dortmund. The programme launched by Dortmund’s Economic Development agency and known as DOaccelerate, invites international start-ups to respond to several key challenges that have been set by 5 major businesses in… Read More Calling all start-ups – exciting opportunity to access German market and develop collaborations with companies from Dortmund

Sharing best practice with European cities on the vaccination rollout

Representatives from Leeds were part of an exchange of best practice with cities from across Europe today, as part of a discussion organised by Leeds’ partner city of Brno in the Czech Republic. The Leeds team was led by Councillor Fiona Venner, Executive Member for Health, Wellbeing and Adults, supported by Tony Cooke, the council’s… Read More Sharing best practice with European cities on the vaccination rollout

50 Years Dortmund Leeds. What Connects Us – An online exhibition

Last October we celebrated 50 years of twinning with our German partner city of Dortmund with a host of activities that took place here in Leeds. This year the focus switches to Dortmund for the return leg of the anniversary celebrations. Unfortunately many of the planned visits and activities due to take place in May… Read More 50 Years Dortmund Leeds. What Connects Us – An online exhibition

Leeds brings in the Chinese New Year in style

Leeds celebrated the Chinese New Year in style this week with a special business networking event that highlighted the strong relationship the city, and wider region, has with China. The event, which was hosted by Leeds City Council in partnership with the Leeds City Region LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership) and the Business Confucius Institute at… Read More Leeds brings in the Chinese New Year in style

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

Celebrating our partnership with Dortmund through beer and art

As you will probably know by now, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of twinning between Leeds and Dortmund. There’s been lots of exciting activities taking place over the last few months to celebrate the special occasion. And one project has seen the two cities team up to celebrate our joint passion for art, collaboration and… Read More Celebrating our partnership with Dortmund through beer and art