The Exchange Networking Event: Manchester

Date: 01.01.70

The Exchange networking events accommodate 50-70 people, are free to attend and are designed to be flexible and interactive. Light refreshments and nibbles will be provided and there will be informal drinks and networking afterwards.

Who are the events for?

ECRs attached to our partner HEIs, Artists, Micro Businesses and SMEs within the Creative and Cultural Industries, Research and Business Development Managers from partner HEIs.

What is the purpose of the events?

To introduce the project, present some case studies and facilitate networking between potential collaborators. The process to access seed funding will also be outlined at this event.

What will happen at the events?

A series of presentations, facilitated discussions and informal networking.

Digital Innovation would like you to be aware that they gather video footage and still images of events happening in The Shed, where this event will take place. These are used for promotional purposes and permission to use will be assumed.
Children under the age of 5 should not be in the building.
Car parking is in short supply during the day, however there is good public transport and local NCPs. Campus car parking is free and available from 17.00 onwards on weekdays.

What will happen after the events?

Participants can stay in contact with each other directly or find other potential collaborators either through The Exchange team or via this website and social media channels.

Travel Expenses

We appreciate that attendance at a networking event will be a significant time investment, particularly for individuals and small businesses. Micro businesses with a turnover of less than £100k and artists can apply for a refund for reasonable travel expenses. If you intend to apply for travel expenses, you can do so by going directly to this LINK.

ECRs should be able to access funding for travel through their department – this has been discussed with partner HEIs.

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