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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.

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Discussion: A post-Election innovation agenda, 26/05/2015 (London)

Tuesday 26 May, 2015
6:30 for a 7:00 pm start
De Santis 11-13 Old Street (near junction with Goswell Road) London EC1V 9HL [Map]
UK General election results on Sky TV

Introduction

After the surprise (to most) General Election outcome, discussion about the economy – in terms of growth, productivity, innovation and new industries – has subsided still further, and focus has turned to the new balance of power, party leadership contests, austerity budgets, and the referendum on the European Union.

We are following up our rich and stimulating ‘Innovation and the General Election’ event with a discussion on innovation perspectives in this new context, and how we might more effectively influence public debate on innovation and the economy in the UK and beyond.

Following the model of the previous discussion, we will be encouraging participants to write-up their conclusions; we will also be discussing in what forms we might collectively communicate our insights.
If you’re interested in meaningful insights into and serious debate around these themes – and communication around conclusions – please join us!

There is a small cost to take part in this discussion (to cover the costs of food and refreshments), and we encourage participants to do some preparation, and to actively engage in the discussion. Links to readings and preparatory material can be found below.

Initial Readings

Write-up of last Innovation and the General Election discussion

Booking

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).
Eventbrite - Discussion: A post-Election innovation agenda

Agenda

19:00: Reading time
19:10: Introduction
19:20: Introductions of participants
19:30: Introduction of themes
19:40: Discussion of the themes
20:40: Planning around writing and other initiatives
20:50: Consider next steps
21:00: Finish

Questions

If you have questions about the event please contact Nico Macdonald