Achieving economic growth and recovery when faced with an empty public purse and a radical agenda for devolution mean the need to innovate is greater than ever. So how can cities create an environment in which businesses and the public and third sectors can innovate more, better and faster?
Sir Howard Bernstein, Chief Executive, Manchester City Council
Cathy Garner, Chief Executive, Manchester Knowledge Capital
Jonathan Kestenbaum, Chief Executive, NESTA
David Sanderson, Science Policy Manager, NWDA
Dr Julie Madigan, Chief Executive, Manufacturing Institute – FabLabs
Dermot Finch, Centre for Cities
Andy Westwood, Director of Skills and Employment, Manchester New Economy