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Exeter Science & Technology EXIST February 2016 Meet-up

Jam packed morning of talks on the future of Health, Transportation & Energy

EXIST Exeter Meet-up
EXIST Exeter Science & Technology event

Over 100 people turned up to Sandy Park to EXIST’s first quarterly meeting of 2016. The event was co-hosted by the newly formed Exeter City Futures. Liz O’Driscoll newly appointed Head of Innovation at Exeter City Futures talked about Urban Innovation and how the World’s population is increasingly moving into cities, this includes Exeter. She talked about the opportunities and challenges of the Smart City and how Exeter is ideally placed to be an exemplar – it’s big enough to matter but small enough to achieve a coordinated integrated Smart City.

Exeter City Futures say they are in it for the long term and expect this to be the start of at least a 10 year process building Exeter into a Smart City that the people of Exeter want. The challenges and opportunities relating to Exeter was a running theme for the following talks around, Health, Transportation and Energy.

Brief overview of the Talks

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Digital Exeter January 2016 Meet-up

First Meet-up of Digital Exeter for 2016 and it was bigger than ever

Digital Exeter Meet-up
A full house for our first meet of 2016

We had a full house for our first meet-up of 2016. So full in fact that we are going to have to limit tickets for future meet-ups so we don’t break the fire regs at our lovely venue, The City Gate Hotel

50+ folk turned up from right across the Digital Spectrum, some were Marketers, Social Media Specialists, Developers, others were Entrepreneurs, Start-ups and Community organisations. We are delighted to be zooming in on 400 members in our Meet-up group after only 9 months.

Our aim is really simple, put on a few really useful talks and get like-minded people together in a room. The rest is Human nature, we are social creatures, so we rely on those conversations you have to start building the know-like-trust process that is essential for a strong community to grow.

But please do let us know if we are getting things right, or wrong. And do leave a review on meetup.com. Here’s a quick overview of January’s Meet-up…

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Exeter Business IP Hub events February

Free events for Small Business held at Exeter Library.

World Cultures at the RAMM
Exeter Library hosts the Business IP Centre.

Exeter Library is joining the Business and Intellectual Property Centre network. As a Business and Intellectual Property Centre we follow a programme and ethos developed by Business and Intellectual Property Centre at the British Library, London, providing support to business owners, entrepreneurs and inventors.

At the Centre you can access a comprehensive collection of online databases and publications, and attend practical workshops, one-to-one advice sessions and inspiring talks.

A range of workshops, presentations and master classes for start-ups, entrepreneurs and existing businesses. The events are delivered by the Business and Intellectual Property team based at Exeter Library and industry specialist Delivery Partners from the business community.

Events in February

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