University plans network event

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Sheffield University has unveiled plans for its second, free international Business and Innovation Network event, BIN@Sheffield2011.

The three day event starts on Wednesday November 2 at the Showroom Workstation in Sheffield and will include activities ranging from workshops and networking to exhibitions and dinners.

The first day has attracted an international line up of speakers, who will discuss current political and funding priorities as well as the importance of universities engaging with industry.

Moderated and themed workshops will bring industry, academia and the public sector together to talk about innovation and developing opportunities in a range of areas.

The event is free but attendees need to register by visiting the BIN@Sheffield2011 website at

The next BIN@ event, after the Sheffield one will take place at the Texas University and will be titled BIN@Austin2012.