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Productivity Connections: Productive and innovative places

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North West Business Leadership Team

The Atrium, Daresbury Laboratory

Sci-Tech Daresbury, Keckwick Lane

Daresbury

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Productive and innovative places

The Centre for Productivity & Efficiency the Work Foundation and the North West Business Leadership Team invite you to join the third and final session in a three part workshop series focusing on productivity.

The Industrial Strategy emphasises the importance of place. Regional ecosystems provide an opportunity for specialisation, sharing of expertise and resources, and cultivating innovation. The NW is embarking on an adoption pilot for the ‘Made Smarter’ industrial digitalisation initiative and, more generally, place-based innovation within global value-chains is critical in the face of Brexit.


Workshop Agenda:

9:30-10:00 - Coffee and registration

10:00-11:00 - Introduction and Keynote

11:00-12:30 - Workshop: agenda-setting

12:30-13:15 - Lunch and networking

13:15-14:45 - Workshop: developing collaboration opportunities

15:00-16:00 - Panel discussion and follow-up actions


Keynote Speakers:

Emma Degg, Chief Executive of the North West Business Leadership Team (NWBLT)

Emma has spent her career focussed upon bringing together business leaders and policy makers to make a tangible difference, nationally, across the North West and in local government. Emma regards the promotion of responsible business leadership as essential to the future of the UK economy, in particular the importance of inspiring and encouraging young people to achieve their full potential.

The NWBLT brings together leaders of national and international businesses with substantial commitments and interests in the North West of England. The Team works to exert its collective influence for the long-term good of the region, economically, environmentally, culturally and socially.

Dr Massimo Noro, Business Development Director, STFC Daresbury Laboratory, Sci-Tech Daresbury

Francesca Froy, Work Foundation Associate and researcher at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, researching the role of urban morphology in agglomeration economies using Manchester as a case study

Dr Martyn Spink, Programme Director, IBM UK Research Team, Daresbury Labs

We look forward to seeing you there!

Productivity Connections is a series of three workshops which will build network connections between policy, business, and academic stakeholders in addressing aspects of the productivity gap, both nationally and in the Northwest. The series will be led by the Centre for Productivity & Efficiency (CPE) at Lancaster University Management School, in conjunction with the Work Foundation and the North West Business Leadership Team.

The CPE researches the measurement, analysis, management and improvement of productivity. A core principle of our Centre’s work is that productivity must be understood at multiple levels: individual activities, firms, supply chains, sectors and localities. This is especially relevant in the development of place-specific industrial strategy and in harnessing digital technologies that have the potential to intimately link together firms in business networks and supply chains.

The aims of the Productivity Connections series are:

  • to build consensus on the agenda for action in key areas of productivity, and

  • to connect academics to other stakeholders with a view to developing projects and funding bids for knowledge exchange, collaboration and research activities.

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North West Business Leadership Team

The Atrium, Daresbury Laboratory

Sci-Tech Daresbury, Keckwick Lane

Daresbury

WA4 4AD

United Kingdom

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