HR and CSR in times of gig-economy

Somers Town (Camden) based Elephant Path launches an experimental enterprise that offers micro-services to tackle office stress and economic inactivity. During their working life, employees spend on average a third of their waking hours at their desk. This explains why domestic duties also have to be performed here - which adds to stress at work. Research has shown that office-based workers spend on average 1hour 20minutes of their 8h working day organising personal activities.

Heritage, Culture, Knowledge (some missing!) and Cutting-Edge Technology by Dr. Jim Walsh

When building Conway Hall in 1929, the bronze bust of Moncure Conway went missing and the building’s entrance niche was left empty for 87 years. In 2016, however, a 3D print bronze-effect bust of Conway was unveiled, courtesy of a year-long project to restore this missing piece of heritage. In June 2017, the story continued with the launching of the publically available 3D print software of the bust thanks to Conway Hall, Dickinson College (Philadelphia, USA) and My Mini Factory’s Scan The World project.

ZINC Transformer - Apply now

In October 2017, 40 social innovators will come together in London for a 6 month full-time programme, with a mission to solve one of the developed world’s biggest social problems. They will be intensively supported by top entrepreneurs, investors, academics, and tech experts.

Call for applications - Digital Talent Programme

As part of Skills for Londoners, the Mayor’s Digital Talent Programme is investing £7 million to help young people get the right skills to fill digital, creative and technology occupations needed by every sector of London’s economy.
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Camden Council consults on Cultural Framework

Camden Council is producing a Cultural Framework for the next five years and wants to hear from you! To have your input into this important framework please complete the online survey. Camden Council looks forward to hearing your thoughts, experiences and ideas on how Camden’s Cultural Sector can innovate, collaborate, build resilience and engender sustainability for all.

Innovation Management in an Arts University: From Thinking Hats to Changing Mindsets by Alcinda Lee and Andrew Robert Bellofatto

For one thing, taking an innovation major in an arts university enables students to each develop their own characters. This year, students taking the Masters in Innovation Management at Central Saint Martins will be hosting an exhibition themed around four global tensions. The four tensions are digital and physical, profit and preservation, now and the future, and order and chaos.
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Seeking KQ Partners: Disability and Access

Alex Whitfield, Head of Learning Programmes at the British Library, is seeking partners to work together to make the Knowledge Quarter an accessible and inclusive destination for disabled visitors. We’d like to connect with partners from all disciplines to collectively map our existing programmes and projects.

The Place appoints new Chief Executive

The UK's leading organisation for dance training, creation and performance, The Place, has announced the appointment of its new Chief Executive Clare Connor. Clare is currently heading up the strategic business development of the UK’s largest arts hub, Southbank Centre. Her previous roles include co-founding the national network Future Arts Centres and working as Director of Stratford Circus Arts Centre, from 2005-2014.
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UKIE seeks KQ partners on new research project

Ukie (UK Interactive Entertainment) the body representing the UK’s video games industry is looking to partner on a piece of research which highlights and examines the technological innovation originating in the games/interactive entertainment industry that is then used successfully in other areas of the economy (AI, VR/AR, imaging technology).

Islington calls on its ‘breakers, graffers, and rappers’ to celebrate Word2017

Islington is calling on its young aspiring dancers, lyricists, and artists to help celebrate reading, writing, and freedom of expression, as part Word Festival 2017. This year’s festival includes a free two-day workshop (1-2 June) offering musical mentors to young poets, rappers, and lyricists, aged 13 to 18, the chance to write songs to motivate their community and transform these words into a spectacular graffiti mural – with the help of Breakin’ Convention & Lyrix Organix.