Leeds In Conversation

S02 E02 - Innovation in Leeds Today

May 2, 2021

Meet two young entrepreneurs living and working in Leeds, and discover some of the support for innovation on offer in the city.

Award-winning student Ava Garside reveals how she came up with an air quality badge sensor to help pedestrians find the healthiest routes. Rebecca O’Higgins speaks about developing /ki-ah-na/, facial recognition software that works for all skin colours and genders.

They respond to questions from listeners and discuss diversity, sustainable business and the new start-up accelerator BUILD, with Richelle Schuster, Head of Programme Innovation at Leeds City Council.

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