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Past events

Smart Cities – what is Leicester doing and why should your business care?

When: 26 February 2020, 12pm - 2pm
Where: Leicester Innovation Hub, University of Leicester,128 Regent Road, Leicester, England, LE1 7PA

At this event, LBV will host a debate to discuss the impact of the Smart City strategy and practices on your business. Attendees can find out more about how data collection underpins this strategy, how it is identifying new ways in which to benefit the citizens of Leicester, and how their company could find new business opportunities in a ‘Smart City’.


Space City – March lunchtime meetup

When: 13 March 2020, 12pm-2pm
Where: Nelsons Solicitors, New Walk, Leicester, LE1 6TU

The space sector is the core foundation of the industrial strategy for Leicester, the LLEP local industry strategy prospectus and the Midlands Engine Vision for Growth. This event is an opportunity to hear from Grant Bourhill, CEO of Space Park Leicester about the plans for Space Park and how your organisation could benefit from it.


Beer, Carols and Pies

When: Tuesday 17 December 2019, 6pm-8pm
Where: The Exchange Bar (opposite The Curve), Leicester

Have a drink, sing some carols (with brass ensemble supported by the Church of the Martyrs), and eat a pie or two.

We’ll also be raising some funds for Give Leicester to support local rough sleepers.

Entry is free (beer and pies are not!) but you will need to book your place on Eventbrite.

LBV Burns Night 2020

When: Thursday 30 January 2020
Where: Leicestershire County Cricket Club, Fischer County Ground, Grace Road, Leicester, LE2 8EB

£45* a head for LBV members and their guests (£60* per head for others) for a four course traditional Burns supper, with Scottish Piper and all the trimmings!


Science, Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Leicester Business Festival

When: 31 October 2019
Where: Curve Theatre, 60 Rutland Street, Leicester, LE1 1SB

Leicester Business Voice (LBV) and the University of Leicester are pleased to host another joint event during the Leicester Business Festival. This year we are putting a spotlight on Science and Innovation based entrepreneurship.

Successful Leicestershire-based entrepreneurs will provide insights into how they have/are utilising science and innovation to inform their business plan, secure grant funding, gain higher profiles and competitive advantage to grow their business.

Delegates will hear from at least two successful Leicestershire businesses about the value they place on science and innovation, and why. Plus, they will gain an overview on some of the innovation support available for businesses.

The presentations are aimed at entrepreneurs, business owners (pre start-up, early sage and established) and professionals (accountants, solicitors, bank managers…)

Guests will benefit from targeted networking with LBV members and learn how to access science and innovation support.

07.45 Registration, breakfast and networking
08.00 Welcome and introductions – Roger Merchant, LBC and David Ross, Curve Theatre
08.15 On-farm crypto asset creation to secure micro-finance loans to small scale farmers – Edmund Bell-King, Zip Energy
08.30 Innovative Technology Enabled Care – Rajen Thanki, Parent Monitor and Dr Martine Hamman, First Age Together/University of Leicester
09.00 Science and innovation support in Leicestershire – Anjuu Trevedi, University of Leicester
09.10 Panel Q&A and networking
09.30 Close

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