Northernlands 4: Connectors & Innovators across the North & Netherlands

Showcasing Connectors & Innovators across the North & Netherlands – Join us to share & learn from each other



Northernlands = The Kingdom of the Netherlands + The North of England

The impact of helping others to make the right connections should not be overlooked. We’ve seen first-hand through our many data innovation projects that removing barriers to collaboration, and providing time, space, and guidance, can make a transformative idea come closer to reality. There are some amazing organisations who are working hard to get all the conditions right to bring people together and foster a collaborative environment where ideas can flourish. These are the ‘connectors.’

The ‘innovators’ are those people/orgs that want to make a difference. They are taking chances, they are questioning boundaries, and they are demonstrating what is possible.

Northernlands 4 is all about them. The connectors – like Nexus, Open Data Manchester, C4Di – and the innovators – like The Data City, See AI, Synap, Crysp – collectively using the rich innovation environment to accelerate projects and bring benefits to people faster.

Our events are never just ‘show and tell’ – they tend to be ‘show, tell, talk and then do.’ We encourage questions from the crowd, we want people to start conversations and make connections. We want people to go away from the session knowing what exists out there, how they can access it, and that there is a community of like-minded folk out there ready to help.

Northernlands 4 will be a 2-session event on the 26th and 27th April 2022 as part of Leeds Digital Festival 2022. It will be available virtually, free & open to all, across lunchtime 12-2.30 pm so that as many people can join in as possible.

We will use the Internet as it was intended to provide global access to data and communications by building a resources hub page here so that before, after and during the event you will be able to reach out to any of the organisations involved. Convening, connecting & collaborating.

A quick glance at those involved so far


Kingdom of the Netherlands

Open Data Manchester

SCALE Amsterdam

Impact Hub Bradford


NGI – Newcastle Gateshead Initiative

See AI


The Data City



Cast Rooms




There will be opportunity to network, ask questions and make connections – please join in and share widely.

The event is finished.


Apr 26 2022


7:00 am - 9:30 am