Category: Events

Briefing Paper from Digital Policy Conflab #2 – Spatio-sectoral Planning

Here's the briefing paper I wrote on the Sheffield tech incubator ecosystem for our Digital Policy Conflab #2. Notes on the session itself will follow...

Background In the March 2015 Budget, the UK Treasury pledged £11m in capital funding to create three digital technology hubs in the North in order to stimulate economic activity as part of the ‘Northern Powerhouse’. This funding was divided between Leeds, Manchester and Sheffield, with Sheffield’s initiative given the moniker ‘MakerHub’ in order to connect
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Digital Policy Conflab #2 – “Spatio-sectoral planning”

We're hosting a public round-table discussion, in conjunction with Creative Sheffield, to find out more about the proposed digital hubs in Sheffield

I know. “Spatio-what??” Let me explain: For the second Sheffield Digital Policy Conflab, we’re working with Creative Sheffield to host a public round-table debate on the topic of what digital technology areas, or ‘clusters’, the city is looking to support (the sectoral bit), and where are the best places for that support to be located (the
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SHU launches Digital Industry Day for students and employers.

Uni careers day on 22nd Feb is open to local digital companies.

The department of computing at Sheffield Hallam University is inviting local digital employers to take part in an inaugural Digital Industry Day and promote their career opportunities. The event is called STACK and will be a combination of students’ work with a careers event. The University is inviting employers to come and see all the great
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Paper launches legup.social

Mark Goddard writes about the studio's new community initiative.

legup.social is a collaborative way to help small businesses with digital. It was born out of an idea to do good things outside of the ordinary day-to-day running we undertake at Paper. It’s a no-catch exercise of pro bono work to find out if the people of the digital industry could help small businesses, social
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