Ignite Labs x BridgeAI series
About Ignite Labs x BridgeAI
Welcome to Ignite Labs x BridgeAI – a dynamic event series that ignites innovation, empowers growth, and transforms businesses through the power of AI.
Join us for an inspiring journey of discovery, learning, and growth, as we explore how AI can revolutionise your business and transform the way you work.
With a comprehensive 6-week programme, Ignite Labs x BridgeAI will provide you with the tools, resources, and expert guidance you need to explore how and when to use AI in your business.
From panel sessions with industry experts to immersive workshops, you’ll gain a deep understanding of the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities in the world of AI, and learn how to apply them to your own business.
Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to join a vibrant community of innovators, exchange ideas, and accelerate your personal and business growth.
Who is this series for?
The Ignite Labs x BridgeAI series is designed for businesses in agriculture, construction, creative industries and transport who are interested in exploring how and when to implement AI in their businesses.
By attending the Lab event series, delegates will gain access to invaluable knowledge and networks whilst receiving training on how to use robust innovation processes to increase the likelihood of success for their AI innovation projects.
*Please note that the Ignite Labs x BridgeAI series has been carefully curated for individuals who can commit to attending the collective event series across the 6-week period. As spaces are limited, priority will be given to those who can attend the majority of events.
Why should you get involved?
AI solutions are helping companies from all over the UK to run their businesses more efficiently, profitably, and sustainably.
By attending this event series, you will have the opportunity to:
- Articulate a challenge that your business faces that could be addressed with AI
- Meet organisations and networks that can help you overcome barriers to implementing AI solutions in your business
- Plan projects through structured innovation workshops run by a professional Design and Innovation agency
- Identify sources of funding to resource projects on AI implementation
- Build a community with other innovators from both inside and outside of your sector
Events in the series
28th April 10:00-12:30 | Webinar
The Ignite Labs x BridgeAI series kicks off with an exciting and informative webinar, an opportunity to introduce the programme and give more insight into what’s to come.
What to expect?
– Meet the team who will be leading you through the Lab series, ask any questions, and get to know your fellow cohort members.
– Get an overview of the upcoming events in the series, setting the stage for the first in-person event the following week.
– Explore your goals and what you hope to achieve during the lab.
3rd May 2023, 10.00 – 17.00 | London, UK
The first in-person event promises to be an exciting start to our dynamic series, and we look forward to meeting you at the Digital Catapult head office.
Through this event we aim to bring together a community of innovators and connect you with organisations and networks that can help you overcome barriers to implementing AI solutions.
What to expect?
– Learn from an AI specialist about what AI is and what it isn’t. What it can do and what it can’t do.
– Hear from an AI innovation panel featuring industry experts from various sectors and ask them your burning questions in a Q&A session.
– Discover the trends and challenges in AI, as well as the successes and failures of real-life case studies.
– Be guided on a tour of Digital Catapult AI projects and learn how Digital Catapult supports businesses in their AI adoption and development journey
Tell us what you want! What are your expectations from the programme? What do you want to learn, and how can we help you achieve your goals?
4th May 2023, 10.00 – 16.00 | London, UK
Join us for a day of collaboration, creativity, and cutting-edge innovation!
The Ignite Labs x BridgeAI programme is excited to partner with Magnetic for an immersive and collaborative workshop at the Digital Catapult HQ. Magnetic has an impressive back catalogue of work, helping organisations such as The BBC and Legal & General.
Led by Magnetic’s innovation experts, this workshop will take you through the early stages of the innovation process. They’ll help you make sure you’re solving the right problem and ensure you’re exploring the best places for solutions.
Expect to come away with a deeper understanding of innovation processes, as well as actionable strategies that can be applied to innovation throughout your business.
9th – 11th May 2023 | Virtual
Join Cambridge Tech Week to hear about how some of the biggest and most innovative companies in the world are using AI and other future technologies.
This carefully curated event provides unique access to pioneering thinkers and successful doers.
Learn how the latest advances in tech are changing the way we do things and shaping the future of humanity.
18th May 2023, 13.30 – 16.00 | Northumberland, UK
Are you ready to explore the world of AI and IoT?
Join us on a tour of Transmission Dynamics and experience the future of innovation firsthand!
As an award-winning AI and IoT solutions provider, Transmission Dynamics is at the forefront of driving innovation across multiple sectors.
What to expect?
During this site visit, you’ll have the chance to:
– Meet with their team of experts.
– Gain insights into how AI is transforming industries such as transport, renewable energy and mining.
– Discover how your business can leverage technology for success.
Whether you’re looking to collaborate with Transmission Dynamics, learn from their real-world examples, or simply get inspired by what some of the most innovative organisations in the UK are doing, this tour is not to be missed!
25th May 2023, 10.00 – 12:30 | Webinar
Do you want to ensure that your data is secure, inclusive and ethically sound?
Join us for a virtual panel with AI industry experts as they share their insights and tips on navigating this complex space.
Discover the importance of responsible AI practices from industry experts, and gain the tools, insights and resources you need to create a more equitable future.
During this session, you’ll not only learn about the latest developments in AI, but also get introduced to the organisations that can help you ensure your AI implementation is secure, inclusive, and ethical.
30th May 2023, 10:00 – 11:30 | Webinar
Are you ready to take your innovation process to the next level?
Get ready to put your best foot forward and ace the final innovation workshop with the KTN team.
During this webinar, you’ll gain valuable insights on how to leverage the knowledge and skills you’ve gained throughout the Ignite Labs x BridgeAI series.
Plus, you’ll have the chance to ask questions, receive feedback and refine your approach before the big day.
8th June 2023, 10.00 – 12.00 | Lincoln, UK
Come and explore and be inspired by the cutting-edge innovations in the AgriFood industry.
Join us on a fascinating site visit to the Lincoln Institute of AgriFood Technology (LIAT)!
LIAT is a world-renowned research and development institute that leverages the latest advancements in AI, sensing, and robotics to drive innovation in the AgriFood sector and beyond.
From working with farmers to supporting start-ups, LIAT is at the forefront of exciting new developments that are set to transform the world.
Don’t miss your chance to learn from LIAT’s experts and get inspired by the possibilities of this dynamic field!
8th June 13.00 – 17.00 | Lincoln, UK
Put what you’ve learnt over the Lab into practice!
Our very own KTN Design and Innovation specialists will help you plan a framework for your AI Innovation project. We’ll use a tool called the Innovation Canvas.
This multifaceted innovation tool was created by pooling the knowledge of over 100 innovators and condensing it down to a single convenient package.
In this session you’ll become an expert in using the Innovation Canvas to plan projects, identify gaps, and maximise the chance of success.
9th June 2023, 10.00 – 13:00 | Lincoln, UK
You’ve put in the hard work, now it’s time to share your brilliant idea!
In this masterclass, it’s your chance to have a go at pitching your newly-curated innovation project to a panel of expert judges.
Receive valuable feedback and tips on how to take your project to the next level, ensuring it reaches its full potential.
After reflecting on everything you’ve learned throughout the Lab, discover the funding opportunities that await to turn your project into a reality.
Join us on June 9th for this exciting and empowering event!
Ignite Labs provides a dynamic space for UK innovators to stay ahead of the curve. Our programme offers insights, tools, and connections that help you navigate and succeed in the ever-evolving economy of tomorrow.
Empowering UK organisations to harness the power of AI through support and funding, bridging the AI divide for a more productive UK.