Tech innovation events coming up at Mi-IDEA

Digital Healthcare

Let's Talk about Stress at Work


Unicorn and Co
15 January 2020

If you are leading workplace wellbeing initiatives in your organisation and interested in innovative wellness solutions that support development of human-centric cultures than this forum is for you!

We will be discussing the Future of Work without Stress. Is it possible? What causes us stress? What can we do collectively and individually in order to reduce and prevent it in our personal and working lives.

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The Digital Campus of the Future


12 February 2020
12:00 - 17:00

The digital campus of the future is one that uses data and connected technology to deliver universal benefits in a much more human-centric way. And not just to students but also to staff, the universities themselves and, as a result, the UK economy as a whole.

The Cisco Education team invites you to a seminar to hear about some of the compelling solutions that can help build your digital campus of the future. You will see live demonstrations and have a chance to engage with experts from Cisco and our ecosytem partners.

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Digital creative

Pathways to your future - Work Experience


17 February 2020

We are in a mission to inspire more young women into careers in science and technology! Which is why Mi-idea is supporting Cisco’s ‘Pathways to Your Future’ work experience programme.

You don’t have to be tech-savvy to take part; it’s open to all Greater Manchester Sixth Form age young women.

Join the programme to spend four days with Cisco and industy experts, shadowing them to see first-hand what it’s like to work in the industry and inspire your choices for a career in the digital world. 

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Innovation Thursdays - How is 5G transforming our lives?


21 November 2019
17:30 -19:30

Without a doubt one of the biggest technology trends of 2019, 5G has everyone talking. So, what is all the fuss about?

  • Could 5G enable the use of VR for pain relief?
  • Why is Cisco providing a 5G network to a salmon farm in the Orkney Islands?
  • Is there really an autonomous tractor operated by a 5G-enabled drone loose is Somerset?
Digital Tech

Creating Digital Futures


Tech UK
08 October 2019
09:30 - 17:30

Creating Digital Futures will showcase the myriad pathways into tech available and explore how we can reach, attract and retain diverse talent. The Conference will explore we as a sector can tell our success stories better and ensure that as the economy digitises and the fourth industrial revolution charges ahead, no one is left behind.


Innovation Thursdays - Energy Revolution


19 September 2019
16:00 - 18:00

With Manchester committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2038, what does Energy Innovation look like in the UK?


G by Grant Thornton Funding Clinic


Grant Thornton
03 September 2019
10:00 – 14:00

Find the right funders for your business and ensure your proposition lands with impact. G is for ambitious leaders of dynamic small businesses.

Get your business in the right shape to raise funding and identify suitable funders.


Jumpstart R&D Tax Credits Workshop


18 July 2019
12:00 – 13:30

This masterclass is a free, 1 hour event designed exclusively for business owners considering raising finance for their innovation through the R&D Tax scheme. It’s a “credible, refreshing and enlightening insight” into the claim process and the financial benefits you can receive.


Innovate UK: KTN Office Hours


Knowledge Transfer Network
16 July 2019
10:00 -14:00

This session is ideal for anyone who wants to learn more about funding opportunities from Innovate UK (and other funders), and how the KTN and other Innovate UK family organisations can guide you to the right support and collaboration opportunities for your business.