Day 3 Innovation Day 2
Meeting 3: Living Labs, Regional Innovation Strategies and Smart Specialisation (by invitation only)
Meeting 4: Innovation Summit Preparations (by invitation only)
During the 4th ENoLL Living Lab Summer School, participants get the change to get out into the (urban) fields. Developing global knowledge exchange through local action, all participants are invited to meet Manchester based local organisations and individuals involved as change agents, innovators and entrepreneurs through a series of study visits with the focus on how local innovation can benefit from cross-border collaboration in exchanging ideas, practice and experiences.
Visit 3: Open Data: Nurturing community to build capacity within a city (14.00-15.45)
This visit and workshop will take place at the MDDA offices and focus on how investing in communities of practice can create tangible opportunities for creativity and cross sector collaboration within a city. The workshop will include a case study of Open Data Manchester, a community who are interested in realising the potential of open data to benefit citizens, business and public bodies in Greater Manchester and beyond. It is a diverse community of developers, activists, artists, journalists and public sector employees.
Drew Hemment (CEO of FutureEverything)
Julian Tait (Head of Innovation at FutureEverything)
Lloyd Henning (Director of FoxDog studios)
Representative from Trafford Council (a neighbouring municipality to Manchester)
Visit 4: Let’s Go Global (time tbc)
Lets Go Global is a creative media organisation based in MediaCityUK. We combine art, education, film-making, digital development and training.
Let’s Go Global believes that art is a powerful tool for people to use tell their stories. For this reason, creativity is at the core of all they do. They work across all artforms & artistic practises. They are excited by the potential digital media has to democratise and give every person a voice, and this is a tool often used. Everybody to be able to develop the skills to have an active and creative role in their community.
Let’s Go Global is more-than-profit organisation, reinvesting the profit back into communities to support digital and creative activity.
Visit 5: Growing Gorton at Gorton Monastery (time tbc)
You will be taken from the conference hall a ten minute ride to Gorton in East Manchester. Gorton has some of the highest levels of deprivation in the country. While much of the rest of the city enjoyed a programme of investment and renewal, when it came to Gorton’s turn the British government had embarked on a programme of severe austerity measures.
Visit 6: MadLab (Manchester Living Lab)
An open learning and experimentation environment for adults, informal learners, digital groups and the wider Manchester community of learners, creators and tinkerers.
Calling all geeks, artists, designers, illustrators, hackers, innovators and idle dreamers; the Manchester Digital Laboratory is here for you!
It’s a space you can get together with like-minded individuals and work on your urban gardening, crochet, hacking, programming, media arts, filmmaking, animating project without worrying that you’re in a library, coffee shop, pub or other unsuitable venue. They know hackers and craftspeople need work space and may need to get down and dirty – we also know sometimes you need a quiet area to present and show works to your peers. We support both activities. MadLab welcomes a rich mix of individuals who’ll get out of the usual zones, the knitter talking to the software architect, the cupcake maker scheming with the laser etching builder. We know some good will come of this.
This visit to Manchester Digital Lab (MadLab): Manchester’s unique creative space for bottom up open innovation with a range of examples of work in progress, including:
- DIYBio: with DNA extraction – including tiki-DNA extraction (rum!); E-Coli heat shock demo and the Tongue Census – are you a supertaster?
- Local developers: such as HacMan, Manchester Girl Geeks, Rasp Pi with short practical demos;
- Internet of Things: DIY sensor build using arduinos
- Working with young people: code clubs in schools and the UK’s ‘Young Rewired State – YRS’ hackathon