Innovation is a key driver of productivity and long-term economic growth. Despite this, little is understood about where innovation occurs and the role of place in fostering innovation.
At this event, Centre for Cities and HSBC UK will launch a new joint report which investigates where innovative ‘new economy’ businesses such as automation, FinTech and advanced manufacturing are located and enables us to understand what the geography of innovation looks like across the UK.
The report will explore the types of business activity that make up the new economy, where these businesses choose to locate and the factors contributing to location choice. It will also make recommendations on how policy could take into account the geography of innovation to prioritise places with the greatest potential to grow their productivity through new economy businesses.
This launch event will consist of a short presentation on the report followed by a panel dicussion and reflections from speakers.
Please note that this event was scheduled to take place in-person in Birmingham and will now take place online due to planned rail strikes. If you have previously registered for the in-person event via an invitation, you do not need to re-register.
Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands
Frances Howell, Managing Director, Head of Corporate Banking, Midlands Region, HSBC UK
More speakers to be announced.
Chair: Andrew Carter, Chief Executive, Centre for Cities
Centre for Cities would like to thank our sponsor, HSBC UK