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KTN Open Mic – Future of Innovation Debate @ Disruptive Innovation Festival

November 17, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free, booking required

Head to Head Live: Future of Innovation Debate

This is a live debate featuring experts from a variety of backgrounds who will each present an opinion piece about the three statements below, taking either an “agree” or “disagree” stance. In some cases the speakers will be deliberately provocative, and our goal is to contribute to wider debate on the future of innovation. There will be opportunities after the debate for questions from the audience, both in the room and online.

Statement 1. “Manufacturers are only driven by commercial factors and do not care about social or environmental challenges unless they can be commercially exploited.”

Speakers include: Ian Bamford – Commercial Director, Institute for Manufacturing.

Statement 2. “People need to take responsibility for their own health, including sharing data, if we’re to avoid major societal problems and healthcare system meltdown.”

Speakers include: Martin Bontoft – Head of Design Research, Team Consulting.

Statement 3. “Circular business models will deliver a rebirth of localised manufacturing in UK cities”

Speakers include: Mat Hunter – Strategy Director, Central Research Laboratory


15:00 – Arrival and Table Allocation
16:00 – Live Speaker Debate (live streamed)
17:00 – Workshop group discussions with audience Q&A
18:00 – Drinks Reception and networking
19:00 – Event Close

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November 17, 2015
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free, booking required
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Knowledge Transfer Network, Business Design Centre (Suite 316)
52 Upper Street
London, N1 0QH United Kingdom

Queen Mary - University of London
Arts & Humanities Research Council
European Union
London Fusion

Creativeworks London is one of four Knowledge Exchange Hubs for the Creative Economy funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to develop strategic partnerships with creative businesses and cultural organisations, to strengthen and diversify their collaborative research activities and increase the number of arts and humanities researchers actively engaged in research-based knowledge exchange.