Discussion: Innovation and the General Election

Monday 27 April, 2015
6:30 for a 7:00 pm start

De Santis 11-13 Old Street (near junction with Goswell Road) London EC1V 9HL [Map]

ITV Leaders Debate


The UK General Election is upon us but there is little discussion of the economy in terms of growth and wealth creation, let alone productivity, innovation and new industries. Having hosted almost the only public debate about innovation at the 2010 General Election we are keen to review the story of innovation under this government, note key broader developments, analyse Coalition policies and initiatives, and consider what needs to happen next. We hope that participants will write-up their insights, and we hope to find ways to influence the public debate on innovation and the economy in the UK.

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 preparatory material can be found below.

Initial Readings

Initial readings, including precis of the party manifestos, can be found in the shared bookmarks @thebigpotatoes #policy #UK

Further readings will be posted here and emailed to participants.


If you have questions about the event please contact Nico Macdonald

Further information

See the event page

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