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Business Writers: Reading round-up 17 March 2024

Digital manufacturing on a shoestring 

Want to know how to use low-cost digital technology to improve business efficiency and data sharing with your supply chain? Sign up for this in-person workshop at the Institute for Manufacturing in Cambridge on Thursday 21 March. Supply Chain & Awareness workshop Tickets, Thu 21 Mar 2024 at 09:30 | Eventbrite.

Explore the future of AI in Business and Society

Disrupt HR Norwich and Norfolk Network have teamed up again to present the Norwich AI Summit 2.0 on Wednesday 27 March. Discover the potential of artificial intelligence to reshape our work and personal lives. Book now for an afternoon of talks, panel discussions and networking at Norwich University of the Arts. More details here: Norwich AI Summit.

Nourish: Food and Drink Innovation Conference

Join the East of England’s Food Innovation Cluster for its annual conference on Wednesday 27 March at Paddy & Scott’s in Ipswich. Enjoy a full day of talks, workshops and networking – as well as delicious local food and drink. This conference is sponsored by Connected Innovation, MENTA, Paddy & Scotts and University of Suffolk. More details here: Nourish: Food and Drink Innovation Conference Tickets, Wed 27 Mar 2024 at 09:00 | Eventbrite.

Raising the Norfolk FinTech cluster’s profile 

Tech East, the region’s network organisation for digital technology businesses, has appointed Whitecap Consulting to analyse the FinTech ecosystem in Norwich and Norfolk. Its findings will inform a campaign to raise the sector’s national profile and accelerate its development. If you run a FinTech business in the region, please get involved. More details here: Whitecap to support new campaign to develop Norfolk’s FinTech cluster – Strategy & Commercial Consultancy Whitecap Consulting

Renewable energy boost with new solar farm in West Norfolk

Downing Renewable Developments has received planning consent for a 49.9MW solar farm on 54 hectares near Marshland St James. The project is set to deliver a biodiversity net gain of 176%. More details from Solar Power Portal here: 50MW Norfolk solar farm to bring 176% biodiversity gain (solarpowerportal.co.uk).

Donate your old laptops to help children in Cambridge

Cambridge 2030 and partners launched the Digital Drive campaign to find 8,000 laptops and provide internet access so every child across Cambridgeshire can access their school work at home. They have already found 3,000 laptops but they need more – so please check your cupboards and drawers at work for kit you no longer use. Your second-hand laptops donated through the campaign will become the young person’s to keep. More details here: Digital Drive | Cambridge 2030

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