Leading the Future by Creating it: Delivering Inclusive Innovation

Jurys Inn Liverpool
Monday 26 September 2022 (17:30-19:00)

Sarah Jeffery
Centre Manager, City-REDI / WM REDI

Leading the Future by Creating it: The UK's Innovation Strategy as a Pathway to Levelling Up

Hear from an expert panel as they discuss R&D and accelerating innovation, including its role in delivering inclusion.

About this event

The West Midlands Regional Economic Development Institute (WMREDI) based at the University of Birmingham invites you to join this Labour Party Conference Fringe Meeting at the Jury's Inn Hotel in the centre of Liverpool. Hear from an expert panel as they discuss R&D and accelerating innovation, including its role in delivering inclusion.

WMREDI has been at the forefront of the debate around university R&D and inclusive innovation. Not only has it conducted academic research, it convened a major roundtable on the issue with University UK in December last year and, since the Government’s announcement of the three Innovation Accelerator Pilots, it has been collaborating with colleagues in Greater Manchester, the West Midlands and Glasgow and the Connected Places Catapult.

It is important that the Innovation Accelerator Pilots succeed by leveraging private sector investment and helping drive inclusive, sustainable growth, and that the benefits of inclusive innovation extend to many more places. This fringe meeting aims to bring together key politicians with council leaders, academics, think tanks and other policy influencers to discuss these critical issues, and how best to deliver the innovation agenda.


  • Kate Green MP, Vice Chair, APPG for Universities


  • Chi Onwurah MP, Shadow Minister for Science, Research and Innovation 
  • Alex Gardiner, Metro Dynamics 
  • Professor Richard Jones, University of Manchester
  • Professor Simon Collinson, Director, WM REDI 

PLEASE NOTE: Refreshments will be available from 5.30pm and the event will begin at 5.45pm, closing promptly at 7.00pm.

The event will take place in Jurys Inn Liverpool, Room 4, 31 Keel Wharf, Liverpool, L3 4FN.

The University of Birmingham is hosting a number of party conference events. Join us at our fringe events to discuss the policy-relations questions of the moment and discover how our research is shaping policy decisions.

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