A BIG event and Women in Robotics Christmas Drinks

Bristol innovators group

This week BIG are launching the first in a new series we are calling: ‘Bristol Troublemakers‘ at the Runway space at UoB. Join them for a relaxed evening of story-telling and networking while they give Bristol’s innovators the opportunity to share their personal stories.

If you haven’t heard of BIG – they are called the Bristol Innovators Group and are a great contact group to share learning about innovation practices, from sectors, communities and cities. We want to benefit people and organisations in Bristol, UK. They also have a group discussing children’s schooling and alternative options, so well worth looking into on their LinkedIn page and twitter account Follow or Tweet us Join our LinkedIn Group

Confirmed speakers:

  • Michael Green (Co-founder and Strategy Director, Luna 9).Talk Title: Ambition – my love/hate relationship
  • Jenny Button, (Founder and CEO, Emm). Talk Title: A Founders Journey – what makes an innovator
  • Jeremy Sweetland (Founder, Bristol Housing Festival). Talk Title ‘Catalyst, Irritant, or Both’ 

About the event

These talks are all about bonding and building connection amongst the innovators in Bristol, we’ll hear personal stories of life in innovation:

  • What is motivating Bristol’s innovators, why they are doing this, why they are here, their sense of purpose, their journey
  • Stories of breakthroughs, wisdom and learning – moving through stages and crisis

Meet fellow innovators, hear stories, and build your network, in an informal and enjoyable evening of storytelling. The talks will be delivered in ‘Pecha Kucha’ format – 20 slides, 20 images, 20 seconds each image, followed by time for questions and discussion. Join us at University of Bristol new student start-up space ‘Runway’ at the Centre of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

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International Women in Engineering Day

Inwed 2022

International Women in Engineering Day is on the 23rd of June

The theme for this year is INVENTORS & INNOVATORS (and tags INWED22 @INWED1919)

This year we’ll be celebrating the amazing work that women engineers around the world are doing to support lives and livelihoods every day.

We’re profiling the best, brightest and bravest women in engineering, the inventors and innovators who dare to be part of the solution and are helping to build towards a brighter future.


Heres the main events we’ve spotted

Who Inspired You? Every day should be International Women in Engineering Day!

To mark the occasion, the BioTrib EU European Training Network, the School of Mechanical Engineering (University of Leeds) and the IMechE BioMedical Engineering Division (BmED) in Yorkshire have teamed up to bring you an online event – with presentations and panel discussions from a range of leading women working across engineering within Yorkshire.

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Bristol Data, London Tech & Hot Robotics this week

There’s a lot going on this week, from Bristol Data Week with the Jean Golding Institute, London Tech week which seems to involve half of the government and tv presenters and lots of robotics coming to town. We’re sure we’ve missed some stuff but hopefully, we’ve found some of the highlights for you!

Bristol Data Week 2022

Exploring how we can make data work for everyone. Join us for Bristol Data Week 2022 (13–17 June); an interactive programme of speakers, training, and workshops, open to all and completely free of charge.

This year we will be holding a mix of events in-person and online, from training on how to use Python and R, ethics workshops, a Tableau masterclass, data in healthcare seminars, interactive gaming demos, a celebration of data in digital arts and humanities, and a special film screening to announce the winners of the JGI Data Science and AI Film Prize

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Bristol Data Week, Artists and Girls coding club calls

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Bristol Data & AI Showcase 2022 7 June 2022

Data is all around us, from our smartphones to our supermarkets but how can we use data for good? How can data from the past shape our future and create a fairer society? Explore these questions and more at the JGI Bristol Data and AI Showcase 2022.

Hear about the latest advances in Data Science, Data-intensive research and Artificial Intelligence, with a diverse mix of exciting speakers, exhibitions, workshops and interactive displays. Headlining the event, will be world-renowned keynote speakers Hannah Fry and Neil Lawrence.

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Welcome Back to Women in Robotics

Bristol Robotics Lab

An Evening in the Bristol Robotics Lab

And – as promised they are back and running their first event hosting Bristol Girlgeekdinners at the great BRL (Bristol Robotics Lab). Sign up through their meetup (you can use the QR code above) or on the Girl Geek Dinners page. You will need to sign up quickly as we’ve just realised that we haven’t checked their numbers limit and normally an event with the bots is packed – getting a tour of the place is also something we’ve not really had before and theirs some exciting stuff in there. We are also SUPER excited to see them back!!

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