Essex + Hertfordshire DIZ: Connections Café

Join us on the 8th September for the Essex & Hertfordshire Digital Innovation Zone: Connections Café – An event championing collaborative innovation within the Digital Innovation Zone. 
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Event finished: 8th September 2022

When and where?

Civic Centre, The Water Gardens, College Square, Harlow, CM20 1WG
8th September 2022
11:00am - 2:40pm


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Join Connected Places Catapult and Essex + Herts Digital Innovation Zone (DIZ) for a free networking lunch followed by a vibrant discussion of how disruptive change can be driven and key challenges such as climate change tackled through collaborative innovation and cluster activities. 

Whether you are an innovative start-up or SME residing within the DIZ, you are from industry, or you are simply curious about the ground-breaking innovation endeavoured within the region, this event is for you. It is a fantastic opportunity to network and connect with other local SMEs and larger organisations, across a number of sectors, including digital and sustainability. 

The DIZ is aiming to become a beacon area for the application of innovative technology and digital approaches. It is  the most joined up, comprehensive and inclusive partnership of its kind in the UK. Together, we are working to make it the best-connected place of its type in the UK. It is home to Stansted Airport, Public Health England, Queen Alexandra Hospital – which you will hear from as part of this fantastic initiative.    

As part of the event, there will be two panel discussions exploring “How Hubs of Innovation catalyse change’ and to what extent ‘Digital Innovation plays a role in the Environment”. During the final session of the event, a selection of local SMEs will be able to pitch and showcase their creative and innovative businesses, products, and models to the wider audience. 

Supported by CPC and pivoting on the potential of collaborative work, the intention of this event to ignite the development of a DIZ-wide eco-system of digital innovation. Attending the event will be the first step in getting involved, grow your network, and access new opportunities. 

Join us to: 

– Become a part of the vibrant community of innovators 

– Explore opportunities to work with DIZ resident businesses 

– Learn how to drive disruptive change through collaborative innovation and cluster activities 

– Connect with the Connected Places Catapult and tap into its expertise 

We look forward to welcoming you at Harlow Civic Centre, on 8th September 2022. The Connections Café will be preceded by a networking lunch from 12-1pm, at The Gallery.