Innovation districts have long been recognised as a way of reshaping and regenerating cities and towns across the UK, attracting talent, investment, creating high quality jobs and driving economic growth in the process.

But the ingredients needed to make them a success aren’t set in stone, and neither is there a blueprint for where they can be created. That’s why we held a virtual roundtable discussion with Julie Wagner, President of the Global Institute on Innovation Districts together with civic leaders, those from the science and tech industry, academics and investors to discuss their creation, development and the factors needed for them to thrive

Hear from the experts:

– Julie Wagner, president, The Global Institute on Innovation Districts
– Ian Campbell, executive chair, Innovate UK
– Tom Renn, managing director, Bruntwood SciTech – Manchester
– Dr Phil Clare, deputy director for research services, Oxford University
– Rachel Dickie, head of urban regeneration, Legal & General
– Tom Riordan, CEO, Leeds City Council
– Alistair Cory, director, Begbroke Science Park, Oxford University

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