The Northernlands Data and Start Up Summit - Leeds International Festival
#LEEDSINTFEST 2 - 12 MAY, 2019

Thursday 2 May
10:00 - 16:00

The Northernlands Data and Start Up Summit

Uniting data & startup experts from the North and the Netherlands.

This one-day summit will bring together the people who are creating the data economy to explore the diversity, untapped value, and potential for innovation.

Artists, activists, organisations, businesses, data scientists, strategists, citizens – we all have something to gain from innovation with data, but we can all do something to contribute as well. The summit will generate conversations and create real actions, for health and wellbeing, value, trust, and the future.

The morning will kick-off with a keynote from Jeni Tennison, CEO of the Open Data Institute, and from our Northernlands artists Akeelah Bertram, Mr Gee and more, followed by a series of talks from some of the most creative and innovative voices in data and startups from the North of England and The Netherlands.

The afternoon will offer the chance to get hands-on with technical demonstrations, and learn from the experts in workshops about data visualisation, ethics, innovation, AI, machine learning and more. Running alongside the talks and workshops throughout the day will be the Startup Cafe, offering a dedicated space for showcasing startup success stories, finding out more about the startup life/culture, asking questions, finding mentors and much more.

Afternoon working sessions:

  • Health & Wellbeing with Open Data Manchester – Leeds Urban Sustainable Development Labs, Superflux & Playful Leeds
  • Data Trusts & Data Mutuals with ODI HQ & Our Data Mutua
Credit: ODI
Event partners


Thursday 2 May 10:00 - 16:00
ODI Leeds

Additional Information:

Age restrictions: Over 14’s