On Tuesday 27 April, the R&D Society and the authors of BIG POTATOES: The London Manifesto for Innovation in association with EPOCH have together organised an eve-of-election event  on innovation and the future of the UK.

Despite its importance to our economic future, innovation has largely been overlooked since the credit crunch and is being largely ignored in the UK General Election.

This debate aims to ask:

  • What are the real barriers to making transformational innovations today?
  • How is innovation best managed?
  • What should business, government and the third sector do to change things?

I will be speaking on behalf of Big Potatoes, but the other speakers are:

  • Eliot Forster, CEO Solace Pharmaceuticals
  • Munira Mirza, advisor for arts and culture to London Mayor
  • Stefan Stern, management columnist, Financial Times
  • James Wilsdon, Director of the Science Policy Centre, The Royal Society

The event is scheduled to start at 18:45 at The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG. Please arrive at 18.30 for registration etc. Tickets can be obtained at the door but it is advisable to book in advance through EventBrite. Tickets are as follows:

Corporate £30 / individual £15, (£15 R&D Society members)

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