BIG POTATOES: The London Manifesto for Innovation is a contribution to improving the climate for innovation globally, authored by Norman Lewis, Nico Macdonald, Alan Patrick, Martyn Perks, Mitchell Sava and James Woudhuysen. We want your responses to the Manifesto.
Growing BIG POTATOES
Friday 13 May, 2016
6:15 for a 6:30 pm start, finishing at 20:30
DigitasLBI, Atlantis Building, Truman Brewery, 146 Brick Lane, London E1 6RU [Map]
This is a snap discussion – one week after the appointment of the new Mayor – and the first of a series of activities. We will be discussing:
- Visions for R&D, creativity and innovation and London’s future economy
- What we can learn from past experience and initiatives; and
- Practical ideas for the future
Our focus will be skills and new knowledge; thinking big and being global; risk-taking and leadership; benefitting citizens and trusting people; and funding and viability. If you want to contribute in advance (perhaps as you can’t attend) please post ideas via the discussion thread on the event page, or post in elsewhere and Tweet with hashtag ‘#InnovationVisionsLDN’.
(There is no cost to take part in this discussion. Some refreshments will be provided.)
Please book via Attending.io (where you can also add the event to your calendar and find a map locating the venue). If you can’t join us, do get in touch to be informed about the next discussion.
The discussion will be introduced by Nico Macdonald, BIG POTATOES manifesto co-author and convenor. Following the model of the previous discussion, we will be encouraging participants to write-up their conclusions.
18:30: Reading time
18:45: Introductions by participants
19:00: Introduction of themes by Nico Macdonald
19:10: Discussion of the themes
20:00: Planning around writing and other initiatives, and next events
Articles and essays
- For reference, you may be interested to review a piece Spuds co-author Nico Macdonald wrote on the idea of the ‘creative technologist’ as a Third Way for London’s economy: Visions for London: Let’s harness London’s creativity, Nico Macdonald, spiked, 05/05/2016
For further reading, listening and watching review bookmarks tagged ‘London’ on Pinboard
If you have questions about the event please contact Nico Macdonald