Innovation Districts: the ingredients needed for place-based growth

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

Who should read our roundtable discussion?
Civic Leaders, Universities, Business Leaders, Local Government and UK Innovation Policy Makers

About Bruntwood SciTech

Bruntwood SciTech (a 50:50 joint venture between Bruntwood and Legal & General), is the UK’s leading property provider dedicated to the growth of the science and technology sector.

With a portfolio of over 1.6m sq ft across Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, and Birmingham and a network which is home to over 500 of some of the UK’s most disruptive science and technology businesses, Bruntwood SciTech understands what it takes to create a ‘place’, the importance of partnership and how to leverage place as a catalyst for innovation.

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