Inclusive Innovation – Contributing to Economic Recovery

DATE: 14 April, 2021

LOCATION: Digital Event

START TIME: 10:00 am END TIME: 11:30 am

Join us on Wednesday 14th April for our next Webinar in partnership with Solace.

In this webinar we will discuss how Innovation hubs have the potential to drive growth, contributing to both national and regional economies. Such locations come in various shapes and sizes; many however are built around institutional assets such as universities. Increasingly, the challenge is to ensure that the opportunities presented by technology and innovation can be accessed by a much wider population, providing jobs and increasing productivity.

In our previous webinars Sam Markey, Director of Strategic Analysis, and Max Wide, Director of Transformation at Connected Places Catapult discussed Restarting smarter: What it will take to deliver widespread, environmentally-friendly post-pandemic recovery?

Prof. Carlos Moreno then investigated the Net Zero Neighbourhood and the opportunities this presents for delivering a green economic recovery.


Steve Turner


Connected Places Catapult


Sam Markey

Director of Strategic Analysis

Connected Places Catapult


Professor Donna Hall CBE


New Local Government Network

Emma Frost

Director of Innovation, Sustainability and Community

London Legacy Development Corporation and Chair of the UK Innovation District Group


Dr Carolyn Hassan

Founder and Director

Knowle West Media Centre


Rob Hamilton

Chief Economist

North of Tyne Combined Authority


Professor Adrian Smith

Science and Policy Research Unit

University of Sussex



10:00am – 10:10am

Introduction and Welcome

10:10am – 10:15am

Housekeeping (Harriet)

10:15am – 10:35am

Securing More Inclusive Innovation

10:35am – 10:45am

Introduction to Panel Managers

10:45am – 11:20am

Discussion followed by Q&A

11:20am – 11:30am

Innovation Hubs of the UK


Final Q&A and close

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