Hitting the Right Notes: How to create unexpected tech collaborations?

Barclays Eagle Labs - BECO Building, 56-64 Kingston Street Glasgow, G2 8BJ - View Map Glasgow
Thu, Nov 17, 2022, 6:00 PM (GMT)

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Hitting the right notes: How to create unexpected tech collaborations?

Thursday Nov 17th, 6.00 - 8.30pm

🎵On the 17th of November we will be joined by Dr Susie Mitchell, Programme Director for Glasgow City of Science and Innovation. We will be talking about creating an environment for unexpected tech collaborations and how these innovations can help influence societal changes.

Throughout her career Susie has worked seamlessly across different sectors, proving that science and the creative industry are not two worlds apart. From achieving award-winning research during her PhD in cancer research, to delivering lasting policy changes for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, being recognised as a leading Women in Scotland for her contribution to STEM, oh and also a session musician with the BBC!

Since joining Glasgow City of Science and Innovation (GCOSI), Susie has been involved at the heart of the innovation system in Glasgow, collaborating with over 90 different partners, running of VentureJam a youth programme for the next generation of innovators and the award-winning event series Art of Possible. She has been able to use her experience and passion for music and science to bring together diverse groups of people including creatives, academics, policy experts, and entrepreneurs to explore and solve challenges.

If we remove siloes between sectors who knows what we can achieve! 

Join us on the 17th of November to find out the recipe for creating unexpected tech collaborations, we’ll dive into:

  • Role of innovation in influencing societal change
  • Bridging the gap between science and art
  • Town and Gown approach?
  • Civic innovation practices
  • Why Glasgow is a world-class and distinctive destination for science and innovation

How to attend

See you by the Clyde. We're back in person with our friends and new Glasgow residents at the Barclays Eagle Labs. Find address below.


Dr Susie Mitchell (Glasgow City of Science and Innovation)

Susie came to Glasgow in 1996 to undertake a PhD in cancer research at the University of Glasgow’s Beatson Institute for Cancer Research where she was awarded the John Paul Award for research excellence. She would then become an R&D manager within the NHS, a public policy practitioner for local and national government, and Accessibility and Inclusion lead for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee. She is a champion of diversity in STEM and in 2016 was recognised by Equate Scotland as a Leading Woman of Scotland for her contributions to STEM and Scotland’s advancement. In 2013, Susie became Programme Director for Glasgow City of Science an Innovation – a regional innovation partnership that influences regional innovation strategy and delivers impact through a range of pioneering projects and programmes that support greater innovation in business to benefit people, productivity and planet. Susie is a proud member of the Glasgow International Jazz Festival Board and outside work, is a session musician and a presenter and contributor for the BBC.

[Host] Emma Loedel (SG Glasgow)

Glasgow Chapter Director has been with Startup Grind since 2019. Emma has a science and engineering background and got her first taste of the start-up environment in Bogota, Colombia whilst working in prosthetics clinics. Since then Emma has built on her international experience and embedded herself in the Glasgow & Scottish entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Her passion for tech and innovation has led to her current role as business development manager at tech start-up Novosound, which works across the industrial, medical and wearable sector. Emma brings a new perspective to the Startup Grind Scotland team and is excited to showcase many vibrant founder stories across the city.

Why attend?

  • Connect with peers in a casual setting
  • Catch up with friends and make new ones
  • Local pizzas and drinks courtesy of Barclays
  • Share an ask or a project you’re excited about with the community

What you need to know!

What: Hitting the right notes: How to create unexpected tech collaborations?

When: Thursday 17th November

Time: 6.00 - 9.00pm

Where: In-person at Barclays Eagle Labs

BECO Building

56-64 Kingston Street


G2 8BJ

Bonus Extras: Partner offers, interactive Q&A and a chance to win a special prize via our Twitter competition!



Thursday, Nov 17
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (GMT)


Barclays Eagle Labs
BECO Building, 56-64 Kingston Street GlasgowG2 8BJ

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  • Emma Loedel

    Emma Loedel

    Startup Grind Glasgow

    Chapter Director

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    Emma Loedel

    Startup Grind Glasgow

    Director Startup Grind Glasgow

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    Nick Murray

    Startup Grind Scotland

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    Caro Melendez

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    Dec McLaughlin

    Startup Grind Scotland


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