The Southland has long been an incubator of creativity and innovation in industries from aerospace to entertainment. The region is the third largest metropolitan economy in the world and is ranked third for start-ups. Attracting the talent and investment essential to fueling LA’s thriving urban innovation ecosystem is vital to the region’s continued success. The roundtable will explore how best to achieve this by aligning planning, policy and economic development strategies with research and innovation strengths.
This unique event will bring together 50 government, academic, and business leaders and is being organized by the London-based Urban Innovation Network (UiN) and Elsevier, a leading provider of information solutions. Elsevier will provide a comprehensive data portrait of LA’s innovation assets and competitive advantages benchmarking the region against its principal global competitors.