Discussion: Innovation, growth and London’s new Mayor, 13/5 (London)

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan

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
18:40: Introduction
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
20:30: Finish

Initial Readings

Articles and essays

For further reading, listening and watching review bookmarks tagged ‘London’ on Pinboard


If you have questions about the event please contact Nico Macdonald

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