Tag Archives: cross innovation

Open Work Spaces in London

I came across two things of interest today relating o the creative industries in London today. Firstly this mini report and ongoing survey of open work spaces in London being undertaken by IPPR supported by the GLA. Secondly this report on Creative Factories – focused on the creative community in Hackney Wick and Fish Island […]

The Rise of Collaborative Working in Birmingham

This is a copy of a presentation I gave at the launch of a new co-working space – The Transfer – in Birmingham on March 5th. This is not definitive and I would welcome comments/additions etc. The Rise of Collaborative Working in Birmingham   More details on this authentic new space located in a community […]

Fascinating Event coming up: The Cross Innovation Conference October16th/17th

This event which has both great European speakers but also a hands on Blender event will look at how the Creative Industries can assist other sectors to Innovate. To book your place go to http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cross-innovation-final-conference-and-blender-workshop-tickets-7084757701

Innovation Districts: A new concept with applicability to Birmingham

I went to a really interesting talk recently in London given by Bruce Katz  (@bruce_katz) from the Brookings Institute hosted by the Centre for London. He talked about his report ‘The Rise of Innovation Districts: A New Geography of Innovation in the USA co written with Julie Wagner (@wagnerjk).   These Innovation Districts are urban centres where innovative […]

Serendipity and the Importance of Third Spaces and Third Places

Amsterdam is a known for its encounters and true to form there was a serendipitous meeting after the Cross Innovation project work was finished. We met up with Sebastian Olma who was interested in the work we had been doing during the day. He is, it turned out, an international expert in our area of study. He […]

Cross Innovation:11 Cities working together

I have just returned from Amsterdam where partners, hosted by Amsterdam Innovation Motor got together to discuss progress on the Cross Innovation Project. A fascinating two days. Cities represented include Berlin,Birmingham, Amsterdam, Rome, Lisbon and Warsaw. So what is Cross Innovation. I touched on this in my earlier blog post – so won’t repeat it here […]

Cross Innovation

 Now this is blog post is not about when an Innovator gets angry and how it stimulates innovation; it is rather how working across sectors in the economy can lead to innovation. The concept of Cross Innovation is a major talking point now in Europe.  Europe has deep rooted economic problems and is looking to […]

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