Jam packed morning of talks on the future of Health, Transportation & Energy
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.
First Meet-up of Digital Exeter for 2016 and it was bigger than ever
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…
Free events for Small Business held at Exeter Library.
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.