Update from Policy Conflab #1

The first Digital Policy Conflab was held last month, here's a summary of what happened.

What was the purpose of the event? One of our three missions at Sheffield Digital is to represent the digital sector to policy-makers locally, regionally and nationally, in order to enlist their help in making the city a better place to start and grow digital tech businesses, to provide them with good information and advice,

Tutora Young Entrepreneurs’ Challenge

Local start-up encouraging school children to start their own tech businesses.

Local tuition company, Tutora, are seeking out the best young entrepreneurial minds across the country as they introduce children to new business concepts through their Young Entrepreneurs’ Challenge initiative. The events are designed to open children’s eyes to the possibility of creating their own tech businesses, whilst teaching them many of the skills they will

Tech Nation Visa Scheme Surgery

Take advantage of a free advice session in Leeds on 30th November.

Tech North are holding a free ‘Tech Nation Visa Surgery Session’ at Ward Hadaway in Leeds on Wednesday 30th November. They are offering an initial amount of free support to help applicants understand the application process, fast track options, exceptional promise options and eligibility criteria. The 30 minute ‘Office Hours’ style sessions will be open to

Pixels come in many sizes

Sheffield Digital is celebrating Sheffield Design Week with a special edition of The Platform.

A pixel is a basic unit of programmable colour on a computer display or computer image – these units are the building blocks of digitally created visual design. We’re bringing the digital to Sheffield Design Week with a special edition of The Platform. We’ll be exploring the breadth of digital design talent in Sheffield, with presentations

Sheffield Smart Lab ‘Demo Day’

The Sheffield Smart Lab has helped 9 projects build connections and run pilot programmes in the city over the last 12 months

Last Thursday, the 29th September, the Sheffield Smart Lab hosted a ‘Demo Day’ to showcase the winning solutions from Sheffield’s first Smart City technology accelerator. The Sheffield Smart Lab was set up in September 2015 as a partnership between Sheffield City Council, Amey and Ferrovial Services. It invited entrepreneurs and start-up businesses, both in Sheffield

Sheffield Startups Make the Finals

Sheffield startups Tutora and Mobile Power go through to the finals of two premier UK startup competitions

Two major startup pitching competitions were held in our fair city earlier this month: The Sheffield round of Northern Stars on the 8th, and the first of three national Pitch@Palace tour events on Tuesday the 20th. In both competitions Sheffield-based technology startups won through to the next round. Northern Stars – Tutora Northern Stars is Tech North’s

Offset comes to Sheffield

Two days of design inspiration on our doorstep.

OFFSET is one of the world’s most inspirational, educational and vocational conferences for the design and creative industries. The Dublin-based event attracts over 2,500 attendees every year and features speakers who are key disrupters and influencers in their fields. National and international giants in the world of design speak about their work, ideas and inspirations,

Futurecade – Art of the Future

Festival of the Mind goes full VR, Sept 15-25.

The marvelous Festival of the Mind is back this month, with lots of digital content to discover. Futurecade is a series of 15 different exhibitions and talks, including a variety of virtual reality experiences, an homage to the Hole in the Road and even some dancing robots. The future fun all happens at the Millennium