Day 2: Living Lab Innovation Day
Living Lab Innovation day is dedicated to series of thematic interactive workshops organised by ENoLL members.
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Session contents to be updated regularly!
Meeting 1: Smart Care Living Labs (invitation only)
Meeting 2: Innovation Summit Preparations (ENoLL Council 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.
Wednesday Visit 1 (13.00 – 14.00)
Your host venue: Over the lunchtime period there will be an opportunity to tour Manchester School of Art (part of Manchester Metropolitan University) and the venue for this year’s Living Lab Summer School. Manchester School of Art is the largest art school outside of London and this year moved into a new £35m purpose-built home. There will the an opportunity to visit workshops in ceramics, glass, media textiles, print fine art etc and to learn more about the 175 year history of the school. (40 mins). Following this, there will an optional introduction and tour of the Digital Innovation Centre at MMU. Work is currently underway to refurbish an old engineering shed on campus which will become the location for start-up digital businesses alongside university teaching and research. This facility is due to open early 2014 and intends to become part of the Living Lab network and is already on the lookout for collaborative partnerships. (20 mins).
Led by Paul Bason, Director of Creative Manchester at MMU.
Wednesday Visit 2 (15.00 – 17.00)
Manchester: the ‘original, modern industrial city’ – a one hour walking tour of the heart of the industrial revolution which started in Manchester plus an optional visit to the award winning Museum of Science and Industry (MoSI) which is free of charge but closes at 17.00 so the idea is to get there before 16.00. Learn about the Roman origins of Manchester, the Flemish weavers who came to the city in the 1360s, the start of the industrial revolution in the 1700s and what Frederick Engels thought of the city in the 1840s.
Led by Dave Carter of Manchester City Council.