Calling Scottish Business Experts: Techdirt Greenhouse Idea Workshop In Scotland, January 25th

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As some of you know, we've done a few "Techdirt Greenhouse" events over the past few years with tremendously positive feedback. These idea workshops were the basis for our Insight Community offering -- bringing together a group of smart, knowledgeable experts, as well as companies that are facing specific challenges. Participating companies present their challenges in short presentations, followed by breakout sessions where the attendees would help brainstorm solutions and ideas.

I'm heading over to the University of Edinburgh School of Informatics next week to give a series of talks on entrepreneurship, economics and business models. While there, we'll be holding the first Greenhouse of 2008 on Friday, January 25th, as a part of the Edinburgh-Stanford Link. If you're in the area and would like to attend, it's a great chance to meet with other smart folks and entrepreneurs, to network with them, to understand some of the challenges they face and to share your expertise. It's taking place at the Alba Innovation Center and all of the details are here. And, when you do attend, be sure to come over and introduce yourself!


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    dehaani, Jan 17th, 2008 @ 2:27am

    Center? In Edinburgh?

    It's the Alba Innovation Centre!

    I hope you find time to enjoy the trip to Scotland :)

     

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    dehaani, Jan 17th, 2008 @ 2:29am

    Not only that...

    Hillington Park is in Glasgow, not Edinburgh!

     

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    Mike (profile), Jan 17th, 2008 @ 2:47am

    Re: Center? In Edinburgh?

    It's the Alba Innovation Centre!

    Dah! Good point. Sorry, said the American.

     

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    Mike (profile), Jan 17th, 2008 @ 2:51am

    Re: Not only that...

    Hillington Park is in Glasgow, not Edinburgh!

    Aha. Well, I was just going by what the folks at the University of Edinburgh told me. However, now that I look, it actually appears to be in Livingston, which is outside Edinburgh on the way to Glasgow. The Hillington Park location is different than the Alba one...

     

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    Michael Clouser, Jan 17th, 2008 @ 3:10am

    Alba Innovation Centre

    Right, Mike. The Alba Innovation Centre is in Livingston, which is just outside of Edinburgh. It is operated by the same folks who manage the Hillington Park Innovation Centre (ranked #1 in the UK by UKBI last year). Here's some more information:

    Alba Innovation Centre

    Ms. Liza Sutherland

    Alba Campus

    Livingston, EH54 7EG, Scotland, UK



    Phone: +44(0)1506 402472
    Fax: +44(0)1506 402471
    E-mail: ross.clark@innovationcentre.org
    Internet: www.innovationcentre.org

     

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    f5k, Jan 17th, 2008 @ 5:36am

    i dont understand???

    If i turn up and help tell companies what their problem is then where's the profit?

    surely they should be paying for advice like that?

    Or do they pay techdirt who then do a youtube and keep all the cash??

    At least tell me there will be free coffee?

    I

     

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    Nigel Eccles, Jan 17th, 2008 @ 7:01am

    Greenhouse

    It is shaping up to be a great event.

    Looking forwards to you coming over Mike.

     

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    Clouser, Jan 17th, 2008 @ 2:03pm

    Free

    There is free coffee and lunch as well f5k. These are startups with little cash, or postraduate students from the University of Edinburgh. This is an idea workshop designed to help each other. Techdirt is not making money from this event, nor is the Edinburgh-Stanford Link. Its an all-volunteer effort all the way around. This is free and open, kinda like a BarCamp http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BarCamp except that specific issues will be worked on in groups.

     

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    Jeremy Roebuck, Jan 18th, 2008 @ 1:27pm

    25th January - Burns Night

    That means you'll be in Scotland for Burns Night - enjoy your haggis, neeps & tatties with a wee dram (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burns_supper)

    Hope to see you at the Edinburgh Uni do on 22nd
    Jeremy

     

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    Liza, Jan 23rd, 2008 @ 4:46am

    Contact Details

    If you would like to contact us for directions or ask any questions our details are

    Alba Innovation Centre
    Alba Campus
    Livingston, EH54 7EG
    Scotland

    (0)1506 592 100

    my email is liza.sutherland@innovationcentre.org

    Cheers,
    Liza

     

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