The Knowledge Quarter has been selected as one of the third wave of Science and Innovation Audits. These are sponsored by government (BEIS) and their purpose is to investigate innovation capabilities and potentials in different parts of the UK.
Our focus is on three main Themes (Life Sciences; Cultural, Scientific and Heritage Collections; and Data Science) in a core geography that is defined as Camden and Islington. In this context, we are seeking to evidence our major assets and opportunities. Some of these are obvious and well-known (e.g. Francis Crick Institute, Alan Turing Institute, British Library, etc.) – but we think there are many firms and other (less well-known) organisations that are active in these fields, and crucially, that the links between organisations/firms hold particular potential in terms of future innovation. This part of central London is (rightly) being described as an innovation district – but through the SIA, we need to evidence its expertise, capacity and potential.
We would like to invite you to our second and final KQ-wide workshop which is being held on the 5 April at the British Library. We will present the first results of our SIA and discuss with partners potential recommendations and next steps.
The workshop will be interactive and (we hope) enjoyable. We hope very much that you will be able to come.
Click here to book your place via Eventbrite.