MIPIM VIDEO | Accelerating place innovation
There are plenty of opportunities for organisations to benefit from the UK’s innovation accelerator for cities, transport and place leadership, says Catherine Hadfield of Connected Places Catapult.
Place North West spoke to Hadfield, place development leader at the accelerator in Cannes.
Connected Places Catapult exists between the public, private and academic sectors to drive innovation and stimulate growth in the ways that people live, work and travel around their place.
Place North West spoke to Hadfield, place development leader at the accelerator at MIPIM. She said: “We know that places want to learn from and with each other around their approach to innovation.”
“There are so many people that are locked out of our innovation economy, whether they don’t think of themselves as innovators, or entrepreneurs, or they just don’t know how to get involved,” she added. “We need to challenge our perception of what innovation is.”
Connected Places Catapult is creating regional partnerships to support leaders to drive growth and regeneration through innovation based around places.
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In the video above, Hadfield talks about inclusive innovation, which is about “supporting our potential entrepreneurs, but also making sure that our communities benefit from the innovation that happens.”
Connected Places Catapult has created an Inclusive Innovation Network to amplify good practice and enable innovation to be designed and delivered by all and the benefits diffused to many.
“Chances are we are already working in your region or we will be soon so reach out to us and get involved,” urged Hadfield.
Find out more about Connected Places Catapult