Innovation Districts: The London Context

Date: 14th of April 2016, from 10:00 to 12:00

Venue: Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts

The Knowledge Quarter is delighted to partner with Centre for London, hosting a discussion on the changing geography of higher education and the knowledge economy as well as looking at how features of the innovation district model can be applied to London.

Universities and other research institutions have long been central to fostering innovation and driving growth in cities, and London is no exception. Previously, innovation took place on isolated campuses and research centres. Nowadays, proximity, authenticity and flexibility are playing a more prominent role in driving knowledge production. This has lead to the development of “innovation districts”, urban areas which encourage the exchange of ideas.

The event will begin with a presentation setting the analysis of the London context, followed by responses from an expert panel and a Q&A session. Confirmed panelists include:
Bruce Katz, Centennial Scholar, Brookings Institution and author of The Rise of Innovation Districts
Dr Celia Caulcott, Vice-Provost (Enterprise), University College London
Roger Hawkins, Partner, Hawkins\Brown
Mark Kleinman, Director, Economic and Business Policy, Greater London Authority
Stafford Lancaster, Investment Director, Delancey

This is a public event, free to attend but registration is necessary.

Please click here to register.