Building a Community

Innovation in Leeds begins through our ecosystems. High growth sectors are naturally coming together to create new opportunities bridging the gap of traditional industries and have developed communities to showcase and share ideas.



For two years the city engaged with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on their Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program (MIT REAP) to learn more about our eco-system and develop programmes to generate more businesses and jobs.

LegalTech in Leeds

‘LegalTech in Leeds’ brings together the legal and digital sectors to build collaboration, seek to help drive digital adoption, improve access to legal services, and support entrepreneurs seeking to work in LegalTech.

Leeds Digital Festival

Now in its sixth year LDF is the largest tech festival in the UK

Fintech North

An open and collaborative platform for sharing ideas, challenges and best practice, for showcasing innovative start-ups and scale-ups and for facilitating the connections and collaborations which create real value for businesses and consumers.

Open Innovations

Open Innovations is a not for profit, independent, mission led, radically open type of organisation. We like to work out in the open with our sponsors, companies, organisations, governments and individuals to use open data to innovate and help people make better decisions
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White Rose Innovation Hub

The Hub will develop high quality and equipped innovation space which will support the growth of a smart cities cluster in the city


NorthInvest is a not-for-profit angel investment organisation that helps diverse tech and digital startups raise investment.

No Code Lab

No Code Lab is a community connecting like-minded enthusiasts, opening up the conversation around no and low code.


Propel@YH is Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network's digital accelerator programme

AI Tech North

AI Tech North is the largest AI Community in the North of England where all AI leaders, practitioners and enthusiasts come together to discuss Artificial Intelligence, data trends and innovative opportunities

Leeds Digital Charity Ball

Aiming to tackle the underlying causes of digital exclusion, the Leeds Digital Charity Ball has been set up to highlight the challenges caused by the digital divide.
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Platform offers coworking space, serviced offices and leased office space, part of Bruntwood SciTech’s network of innovation districts.
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Employees could be retired for longer than they worked. Who helps them plan for this next stage? Next-Up supports employers with a range of services for directors, partners and employees to understand the impact of retirement; inspire them with ideas and create a plan to use their skills in new ways, ensuring their wellbeing into the future.
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Nexus is community of high-growth businesses, located across the globe, with a physical base in a state-of-the-art innovation hub on the University of Leeds campus. Nexus brings together the brightest minds from business, technology and academia to innovate and collaborate.
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KPMG and Nexus have launched a joint incubation space to support innovative businesses who would benefit from the combined knowledge and expertise of the two organisations, whether they are an early stage or a well-established business.
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Investor Ladder

Investor Ladder is a network of the most active investors in the Science and Technology Sector.