Leeds’ conference scene is booming with a series of innovation events

The Innovation@Leeds LIVE programme will give the entrepreneurs of the future invaluable opportunities for learning and networking as the city centre’s coworking and event spaces continue their recovery from the effects of the country’s COVID-19 lockdowns.

They will also underline the importance of collaboration – within Leeds and across the wider region – as new forms of tech evolve and offer fresh solutions to local challenges as well as global issues such as climate change and poverty.

They will also shine a light on the many ways in which tech businesses in Leeds – already home to the fastest-growing digital economy in the UK – have adapted to the unprecedented difficulties and changing behaviours of the last two years.

The Innovation@Leeds LIVE programme includes:

● A launch event for the Green Finance Innovation Network, which is being established to connect the next generation of financial services professionals with experts on climate and environmental risks (February 28, Nexus – University of Leeds);
The Innovate Space Festival, organised by Space Hub Yorkshire and the University of Leeds Business School to encourage early-stage innovation in the space technology sector (March 15 and 16, Nexus – University of Leeds);
● The FinTech North Leeds Conference 2022, where themes will include sustainability, diversity and inclusion in the world of financial technology (March 17, Salem Chapel);
AI Tech North’s Great Northern AI Summit 2022, where the agenda items will include creating new opportunities for businesses, start-ups and women in tech (March 17 and 18, Leeds City Museum).
● Whitecap Consulting’s LegalTech in Leeds conference, which will bring legal and tech firms together with digital experts and a range of stakeholders (March 24, hosted by Bruntwood in central Leeds);
No Code Hack 2022, an event run by No Code Lab that will see multiple teams of self-confessed ‘non-techies’ working against the clock to tackle a technology challenge (March 31, Avenue HQ);
Northernlands, a conference organised by Open Innovations – in partnership with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands – where key topics will include innovation, data, sustainability and trade relations (April 26, online).


Claire Heap, Head of Conference Leeds commented: “The Innovation@Leeds Live programme is an exciting series of conferences and knowledge-based events taking place across Leeds and we can’t wait to welcome entrepreneurs and delegates to our wonderful city.

“Leeds’ conference scene has bounced back following the pandemic and we’re extremely overjoyed to have a series of innovative events and opportunities taking place across Leeds locations. From tech to space innovation, the events demonstrate the important role that Leeds has to play as a driving force of innovative business.

“The series of conferences as part of the Innovation@Leeds Live programme are just some of the conferences we have confirmed for 2022 and we’re looking forward to revealing what else we’re expected to host this year.”