CIMR Debates in Public Policy: Autumn 2023 calendar

Our very successful series of online lunchtime seminars is continuing in the Autumn term of 2023 with an exciting programme of events.

In each, leading scholars and practitioners will present their ideas on current economic, innovation and policy issues. You will have the chance to respond to their ideas.

Please join us for the next events by registering at the links provided below.

Friday 20 October 2023, 14:00 — 17:00 – “CIMR 15th Anniversary Event: a celebration of the centre activity, and a discussion of the future of innovation and entrepreneurship study fields as well as of policy and practice

Join the Centre for Innovation Management Research on Friday 20th October, 2-5pm for an in-person event celebrating its 15th Anniversary. We encourage all CIMR members, entrepreneurs, and universities collaborating with the Centre to mark their calendars for the 20th of October. This event promises to be a day of celebration, inspiration, insight, and networking as we look back on CIMR’s journey and envision an even brighter future together. Bubbles and nibbles won’t be missing as we will end the session with refreshments!

To register for this event:

Wednesday 1 November 2023, 13:00 — 14:00 – “Science parks and innovation districts: evolution or bedfellows?”

At the recent World Congress of the International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation, it was posited that innovation districts, with more of a focus on communities and the social fabric, made up for the failures of science parks. With an ‘introverted’ nature, tendency to ‘keep know-how’ to themselves, and located on the edge of cities, science parks are not in line with the way the next generation wants to live and work, it was claimed. How accurate is this analysis? Are Innovation Districts an evolution of Science Parks or can these two forms of place-based innovation co-exist? And what changes need to be made to policy to allow innovation-driven economic growth in all regions?

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Wednesday 15 November 2023, 13:00 — 14:00 – “Where next for Global Inclusive Entrepreneurship?

Chair: Jacqueline Winstanley (Universal Inclusion)

Panelists: Dr Jonathan Potter (OECD); Rachel Parker (Frangipan Bakery); Sassy Wyatt (Blind Girl Adventures); Sara McKee (Life Full Colour); Dr Shani Dhanda (Entrepreneur & Disability specialist) (pre-recorded)

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Wednesday 6 December 2023, 13:00 — 14:00 – “In Conversation with Daniele Archibugi: the Future of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Studies.

Speaker: Daniele Archibugi (Birkbeck; CNR) Chair: Federica Rossi (Birkbeck; Universita’ di Modena e Reggio Emilia)

To register for this event: Please email Prof. Helen Lawton Smith (