Realising Regional Growth: Cambridge City Region

Our Realising Regional Growth series exploring the role of innovation in supporting cities to reach their full economic potential returns, this time focussing on Cambridge City Region.

Event starts at 16:00 - 19:00 on 1 November 2022 at Arm Cambridge, Cambridge

Held in partnership with Cambridge Ahead, this event was part for in our series of events focusing on achieving regional growth.

This two-hour conference explored the factors that have contributed to the success of the Cambridge region, how the region should continue developing its innovation base to drive productivity growth and the influence of housing supply and affordability and transport connectivity as barriers to continued growth . The conference was followed by an hour-long networking reception.


Dr David Braben, President and Founder, Frontier Developments and Co-founder, Raspberry Pi Foundation (keynote speaker)

Dr Julia Wilson, Wellcome Sanger, Associate Director and Deputy Chair of the Board of Management (‘in conversation with’)

Paul Swinney, Director of Policy & Research, Centre for Cities (presentation)


Cllr Lucy Nethsingha, Deputy Mayor and Leader of Cambridgeshire County Council

Jane Paterson-Todd, CEO, Cambridge Ahead

Kirsty Gill, Chief People Officer, Arm

Harriet Fear MBE, Director of Cambridge& and Chair of Cambridge Ahead

Chair: Andrew Carter, Chief Executive, Centre for Cities

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