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Lincolnshire Tech Hubs go global

12th November 2014
Lincolnshire Tech Hubs go global

The Lincolnshire Technology Hubs in Mablethorpe, Horncastle, Boston, Louth and Lincoln are running a series of events offering school children and businesses the chance to find out more about digital technology.

The events, which will include a schools Dragons’ Den style competition, will be held during Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) from 17th to 23rd November.

Lincolnshire County Council, which set up the hubs as part of its onlincolnshire project, hopes that the events will raise awareness of the equipment and its benefits as well as the hubs themselves.

“This year the theme for Global Entrepreneurship Week in the UK is Get Connected,” explained Councillor Colin Davie, “which is one of the reasons why we are so keen to get involved.

“The aim of onlincolnshire is to encourage better connections between people, services, communities and places and help businesses stay up to date with the latest technology. The hubs are a fantastic facility for both long-standing businesses and budding entrepreneurs who are thinking of setting up on their own. We’re also keen to encourage more schools and community groups to use them.

“I hope people will see these events as an opportunity to visit the hubs, find out what’s on offer and network with other like-minded business, making connections that will strengthen their businesses now and in the future.”

During the week, the Mablethorpe Technology Hub will also celebrate its recent move to the Mablethorpe Business Centre. Guests to the official launch of the hub at the centre on the Golf Road Industrial Estate on 21st November will be able to see lots of the hub’s equipment in action including a 3D printer, laser cutter, scanner, UV printer and vacuum forming machine.

In the afternoon the Mablethorpe hub will also be hosting a Dragons’ Den style competition involving pupils from Monks' Dyke Tennyson College in Mablethorpe and Louth and Andy Harsley from Rapstrap who will be on the judging panel.

To secure your place at any of the events below please call 0300 80 80 120 or email onlincolnshire@lincs-chamber.co.uk.

Event Schedule

Event

When

Place

Funding for Growth

Find out about the free support and funding opportunities available for SMEs, see our 3D technology in action & network with other like-minded business people

Tuesday 18th November

4.30pm till 6.30pm

Lincoln Technology Hub

Student / Employer Speed Networking

A chance for students to ask local employers about starting up a business, employability skills and career progression

Wednesday 19th November

1pm till 2.30pm

Boston Technology Hub

Employer Networking Lunch

An opportunity for college staff to network and build links with local employers

Wednesday 19th November

Boston Technology Hub

Get Connected!

See our technology in action, experience 3D virtual reality and network with other like-minded business people

Thursday 20th November

10am till 12 noon

&

2pm till 4pm

Horncastle Technology Hub

 

Official Opening

Celebrate the opening of the Mablethorpe Technology Hub at the Mablethorpe Business Centre and see the latest technology in action!

Friday 21st November

11am till 1pm

Mablethorpe Technology Hub

Dragons’ Den

Students from Monks’ Dyke Tennyson College will aim to impress the judges with their pitch

Friday 21st November

2pm

Mablethorpe Technology Hub