Innovation for the nation?

Join us at an event to launch our work looking at how to encourage innovation policy and where, with Lord David Sainsbury

Event starts at 12pm on 14 May 2019 at London

What does innovation do for city and national economies?

Join us at this event to launch a new report, supported by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation and in partnership with the University of Sheffield looking at where innovation happens, where its benefits are felt and what we can learn from successful initiatives, concentrating on the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) based in the Sheffield City Region.

We’re delighted to be joined by speakers Lord David Sainsbury, former innovation minister, and Professor Keith Ridgway from the University of Sheffield, with more panelists to be confirmed.

The AMRC based in the Sheffield City Region offers nationally significant, as well as locally important, economic benefits.  It is built on strong connections between the university and global and local firms, enabling access to leading-edge technology and expertise, and a commitment to a networked, open-source approach to sharing and using new ideas.

The event will be an opportunity to consider what elements of the AMRC could be taken as a model for further public and private investment in innovation.  It will explore what is unique about the AMRC and what elements have the potential to be replicated in other places.  It will also consider what we know about the nature of the benefits that accrue to the Sheffield City Region and the implications this has for local and national policy-makers.

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