Local Events Bath

Mums in Business Association Bath Networking Event - May 2018
10am - 12pm

Do you want to grow your business and network with other amazing women in business?
Come along to our monthly Mums in Business Association Bath Networking Event!
All our events are child friendly and really relaxed. Meet our amazing guest speaker and spend an hour networking with other women who can help take your business to the next level in 2018.

Tickets are limited...book now!
University-Industry R&D Collaborations in Immersive Technologies, Bath
10am - 3pm

This post is meant as helpful information for our members, if you'd like to go to the event sign up on eventbrite here - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/university-industry-rd-collaborations-in-immersive-technologies-bath-tickets-45239022133?aff=BathWorkshop#tickets

An Immerse UK and CAMERA Workshop: University-Industry R&D Collaborations in Immersive Technologies

Secrets to Winning Innovation Funding and Running Successful Collaborative Projects in Partnership with Universities

The recent Government announcements of the £150million Creative Industries Sector Deal and £33million ‘Audiences of the Future’ challenge funding highlight the current exciting opportunities for innovation in immersive technologies.


The theme of the workshops is leveraging cross-sector partnerships and enabling, immersive technologies to stimulate collaborative R&D projects for innovation and business growth. The workshops will draw on the collective experience of seasoned collaborators from industry and academia, alongside funding providers and experienced bid writers. Participants will be able to informally discuss what is involved in building successful collaborations with universities, what funding routes are available in relevant technology areas, and how best to access them.

Who Should Attend:

Priority will be given to UK based* startup, micro and small to medium-sized enterprises** (SMEs) with a clear interest in novel development or applications of immersive technology platforms and content. Previous academic-industrial collaboration is not a prerequisite to attendance.

Please note that places on the workshops are limited and we cannot guarantee that all applicants will be able to attend. You will be contacted by email following registration and invited to submit a 100-word outline of your R&D interests.

Pre-Workshop Materials:

To inform presentations and group discussions, CAMERA will circulate a list of funding mechanisms and specific calls to participants before the event, plus example collaboration agreements used by Innovate UK.

All applicants will be asked to submit a 100-word outline of ~3-5 areas of interest for R&D collaborations in immersive technologies. Content should be top level only. This information will ONLY be used by the organizers to group participants by interest area in session 2. Information shared in the workshop application will not be made public or shared with any third parties at any point.

10.00 Arrival & Coffee
10.30 Introductions from CAMERA and Immerse UK and EPSRC.
10.45 Session 1 - Interactive talks encouraging audience input.
● Getting a collaborative project off the ground – case studies; what has worked and what hasn’t.
○ Where do collaborations start?
○ Speaking the same language - understanding each other’s requirements and offering; scoping the project
○ Aligning partner objectives & timeframes
○ Cross-sector/discipline collaborations
● Benefits to all – case study based
○ Innovation for competitive advantage
○ Organisational learning and capability building
○ R&D tax credits
● Lifting the curtain on R&D collaborations
○ Collaboration Agreements, typical IP arrangements - Lambert toolkit
○ Costings – matched contributions versus cash
○ Putting together the work-plan
● Navigating the funding maze
○ What’s out there right now? Innovate, H2020, RCUK and LEPs.
○ How do they differ?
○ Choosing the right funding method
○ SETsquared Scale-Up Programme
12.15 Lunch
12.45 Session 2 - Group Sessions: Project Catalyst
○ Tables will be handpicked beforehand to include academics, experienced SME collaborators and SME novices sharing a common R&D interest area. Discussions will draw on the outlines submitted pre-event to identify suitable funding routes, develop potential partnerships and critique project ideas collectively.
○ Q&A discussion & feedback from participants.
14.45 Wrap up, Coffee, Networking.
15.00 Close.
Laughter Yoga
Bath Laughter Yoga Meetup
6:30pm - 7:30pm

We don’t laugh because we are happy – we’re happy because we laugh. Join us for a chuckle! Whether laughing is fake or real the outcome is the same. Laughing reduces stress, pain, depression, anxiety and insomnia. It makes you feel great and gives you a positive outlook on life.
An Energising and Uplifting Entrepreneurial Wellness and Networking Event
The Wolf Coaching Organisation - Entrepreneur Wellness
6:30pm - 8:30pm

This is sure to be an energising, inspiring meet-up event. There will be an opportunity to network with like-minded, local professionals and entrepreneurs accompanied by some practical, hands-on techniques and tips for entrepreneurial wellness. This event is led by an experienced and qualified business coach with a guest speaker each month focused on specific areas of entrepreneurial development.
The Guild Board Games Evening
The Guild Bath- Social Evenings
6:30pm - 10:30pm

Free to all Guild members/£3 all others

This is a regular games night held at The Guild coworking hub in the centre of Bath. We're a friendly bunch of people with a wide range of gaming experience from old hands to total newbies, so there's no experience needed. We supply games, food and drinks, and you are also welcome to bring your own games too. We may have more than one game running at the same time so there should be something to interest you.

The nights are free to Guild members, and £3 for non members- this covers the games, some delivery pizzas and drinks.
Bath Exiles Welsh Society
6:30pm - 9:30pm

Dear All,
Looking forward to catching up with you all at the Rising Sun next week. Please do bring along any fellow Welshies you know. Tell them we are a friendly lot and any new members are very welcome. 
Hopefully the sun will be shining and we can sit in Butch's lovely garden!
Bath Ceroc Dancing
Bath Ceroc Dancing
8pm - 11pm

• What we'll do
Dance classes for adults

• What to bring
A smile and a willingness to have fun

• Important to know
classes start at 8pm so get there for 7.50pm. All classes finish by 9.30pm and then its practice time till 11pm. Normally about 100 people there a week from all walks of life not just meet up :)
CHARITY PUB QUIZ- St. James' Wine Vaults BATH
Bath And District- Anything-goes Social Society
8:15pm - 10:30pm

CHARITY PUB QUIZ - By popular demand


ARRIVE EARLY to grab seats please - 8pm would be good for those who can.

Starts 9pm sharp.

Each team member pays £1.

1st place - £25.
2nd place - bottle of wine or a box of chocolates.
3rd place - a box of chocolates.

BONUS: Snowball at the end with rolling cash prize if not won.

This is a good quality quiz with variety.

Full details: http://www.stjameswinevaults.co.uk/Charity.html

Supporting Dorothy House & Julian House Charities.
Jazz at the Vaults: John Etheridge
The Bath & Bristol Everything Meetup Group
8:30pm - 10:30pm

Tickets £9/8

I recommend you buy a ticket in advance (link above) and arrive in plenty of time -- space at The Vaults is at a premium.

John Etheridge backed by the Jazz House Trio.

John Etheridge rightly enjoys a glowing reputation throughout the jazz world and beyond and has been described by Pat Metheny as, “One of the best guitarists”. He is a prodigiously gifted and creative player whose approach to music can only be described as ‘eclectic’ as he refuses to accommodate or even acknowledge artificial musical boundaries. His range is well illustrated by his years of touring and recording with the iconic Stephane Grappelli while simultaneously doing likewise with the legendary jazz-fusion group, The Soft Machine. John is equally at home on acoustic and electric guitar and his willingness to engage with so many styles is matched by his ability to excel in any of them. He has played with John Williams, Yehudi Menuhin, Dizzie Gillespie, Herb Ellis, Mundell Lowe, Nigel Kennedy, Pat Metheny, Birelli Lagrene, Barney Kessel, Vic Juris and countless others. John’s ability as an outstanding composer is sometimes overlooked but he is often under pressure from audiences to feature more of his own material.