The Innovation Forum is intended to facilitate progress by bringing together researchers and academics, technologists and designers, business people and marketers, policy makers and administrators to share knowledge about their skills and current insights and projects. It supports the free exchange of ideas towards the end of improving people’s lives at home, at work and in society.
October 9, 2009 New events have been announced. More generally, we are developing a model for online discussion and knowledge sharing.
On the evening of Thursday 29 October (the anniversary of the first Internet/ARPANET connection) we are hosting The Internet: The Next 40 years, at which will consider what we can learn from 40 years of the Internet about socio-technical change and large scale innovation, and where we should focus research and development for the next decade of the Internet. The presenters are: Peter Cochrane, Cochrane Associates; Bill Thompson; Alan Patrick, Broadsight.
4 June 2009 The Web Beyond 20: Building Digital Britain brought together John Naughton, Professor of the Public Understanding of Technology, Open University; Clive Grinyer, Director of Customer Experience, Cisco IBSG; Mark Birbeck, Managing director, Backplane Ltd; and Dan Gillmor, director of the Knight Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship at Arizona State University, to discuss the future of the Web. It was hosted by NESTA in central London.
24 March 2009 Conferences Redux brought together people who attended or spoke at some of the key idea led conferences of the spring – TED, Lift, ETech, and SXSW – to report on the event themes and highlights, and what they learned. It was hosted at the The Sense Loft in Soho.
March 2, 2009 Our last event in Economy and governance series: Beyond the Crisis: Debating the role of innovation asked some profound questions: about the roots of the crisis, the need for ambition, the role of (and barriers to) innovation, the role of the network, and the potential of new areas of thinking. The event took place at the Hub Kings Cross, a new venue conceived as a ‘21st century institution and members club for people working to create a better world’. The event is being documented, and raw documentation (incuding the live journal stream) is linked from the event page available.
May 22, 2008 Future Media series: The New new journalism considered the role of the media in contemporary society, and asked how much the media sector has actually investigated and embraced the journalistic possibilities of networked digital media. We brought together a smart group of thinkers and doers across the disciplines in the media sector to set the scene and facilitate a thoughtful discussion on how the Fourth Estate might better, and more ambitiously, engage with its future. The event took place at BOX, a bespoke space for collaborative working at the London School of Economics in central London.
March 27, 2008 In collaboration with Living Labs Europe we programmed Flaneurs: The network is the city, a creative workshop on mobile urban services for London 2012 which took place at BOX, at the London School of Economics in central London.
June 12, 2007 Design series: Designerly Thinking: In conversation with Bill Moggridge (NESTA, Holborn, London)
May 10, 2007 Future Media series: Soapboxes in cyberspace: how can the media facilitate debate online? (The Guardian Newsroom, London)
February 20, 2007 Future Media series: Launch event: Who wants tomorrow’s papers?
(Business Lounge, Bush House, London)
Pictures from Walking the talk: increasing innovation in the media sector, October 2007
The Innovation Forum idea was inspired by a conversation with Marko Balabanovic of lastminute.com Labs, and draws on his experience of models of public events around innovation at Stanford University.
If you have queries about the event please email Nico Macdonald