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.


Discussion: Networked nations and the UK’s digital strategy

Image for UK Digital Strategy call

Monday 18 January, 2016
6:30 for a 7:00 pm start, finishing at 21:00
DigitasLBI, Atlantis Building, Truman Brewery, 146 Brick Lane, London E1 6RU

DCMS Digital Economy Minister Ed Vaizey is seeking ideas from public and industry on the UK’s digital strategy. The 2009 Digital Britain consultation galvanised many people working in digital technologies and innovation. In that spirit we want to encourage discussion and input from a still wider group.

If you want to contribute to this debate, please join us for an informed high-level and frank discussion on the relationship of digital technologies and national challenges, the history of ‘technological revolutions’, and how we can shape the (digital) future.

If you would like to take part please book via Eventbrite, where you can also add the event to your calendar and find a map locating the venue. (There is a cost to take part in this discussion, to cover the costs of food and refreshments.)

Eventbrite - BIG POTATOES discussion: Networked nations

Discussions are attended by around 15 people, and a reading list can be found on the event page. Following the model of the previous discussion, we will be encouraging participants to write-up their conclusions, in this case to contribute to a submission to the Department for Culture, Media & Sport.

Talk: James Woudhuysen in Future of Innovation Debate, 17/11/2015

James Woudhuysen is speaking in the ‘Future of Innovation’ event organised by KTN Ltd as part of The Disruptive Innovation Festival. James will be debating circular business models with Mat Hunter of the Central Research Laboratory (formerly Chief Design Officer at the Design Council). Other debates are on manufacturing and social and environmental challenges, and whether people need to take responsibility for their own health. The Disruptive Innovation Festival is curated by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and brings together thought-leaders, entrepreneurs, businesses, makers, learners and doers around broad themes, ‘to catalyse system-level change for a future economy’. It takes place over three weeks from 2–20 November; many events are Webcast and also available to view post hoc.