February 2024 SRITC Virtual Cafe: BYOC

Discover an innovative 'Car Club in a Box' initiative with Susan Ross, Head of Projects at Edge Innovation! Join us for a presentation highlighting how design thinking is revolutionising rural transportation. Learn how our community-focused approach has crafted tailored solutions for electric vehicle car clubs and rural mobility. Explore how design thinking enhances efficiency, develops replicable business models, and promotes inclusive mobility.

Susan holds a number of voluntary positions including as a director of a health and wellbeing Community Interest Company, co-founder of an electric vehicle car club and chair of a community association. She prides herself on placing people at the heart of open and challenge-lead innovation through the Tees Valley Business Challenge Programme.

With over 20 years’ experience in voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector in the Midlands and the North East and experience of leading complex multi-stakeholder partnerships for the public sector she a passion for community led regeneration and development, particularly in rural communities. She has an extensive knowledge of the VCSE sector and experience in the private, public sectors bringing a unique perspective to the team having supported small programmes to multi-million-pound developments. With expertise in engagement and developing bespoke consultation techniques. Specialist knowledge in marketing, promotion, leveraging funding programmes and project management.

Remember BYOC means Bring Your Own Cake so get baking (or buying) so you can share your photos and create “cake envy".


How do I access the Virtual Cafe?

Joining instructions including a Zoom meeting weblink will be emailed to after you've registered. Reminder emails sent 48, 24 and 2 hours before the event will also contain the Zoom link.

All you need to do is click on the link and, if prompted, enter the security password that will be included in the email. 

What technology will I need to join the Virtual Cafe?

All you need is a PC/Laptop with a microphone and internet connection. If you have a headset please connect that to your computer to ensure that you can be heard clearly if you want to ask questions during the event.  

Do I need to have a Webcam to join the Virtual Cafe?

No. While most computers have webcams, it’s not mandatory that you use it during the virtual Cafe.

Can I join by phone? 

Yes you can join using a landline or mobile phone. Access phone numbers will be included in your registration confirmation email.

Can I promote the event on social media?

You certainly can. Please use the handle #WeAreSRITC and #SRITC2024 on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have any questions ahead of the event feel free to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If it helps and you aren’t used to using the link through Zoom, then let us know and we can buddy you up. Zoom doesn’t take much broadband compared to Skype but if internet connection is going to be a problem let us know.

Event Information

Event Date 23-02-2024 10:00 am
Event End Date 23-02-2024 11:00 am
Available place 7
Cut off date 22-02-2024
Location Online

We are no longer accepting registration for this event