Glasgow; A City of Culture, Art & Design and now Science

Date: Thursday, February 4, 2016 Date: Thursday, February 4, 2016 Time: 07:45 - 09:15 Location: The Corinthian Club, Glasgow

This is a past event

Glasgow is a city of transformation. From the Glasgow born scientists and engineers that kick-started the industrial revolution to its cultural reinvention in the 1990s and now a city at the forefront of the new revolutions in science and technology; Glasgow has never stood still.

At our first breakfast of 2016 we welcomed Dr Susie Mitchell, Programme Director of Glasgow City of Science; a pioneering city innovation hub of 90 multi-sector organisations that have pledged to work smarter together to raise the profile of Glasgow’s world-class (and distinctive) offer in science and innovation and to better leverage that for long term economic growth.

Susie talked about the partnerships’ successes to date and highlighted a range of novel inter-disciplinary activities that are supporting their ambitious vision.

Susie explained how taking a creative approach to science engineering and getting the art and design industries involved helps evoke an emotional response to what could otherwise be seen as a dry and clinical subject. This approach also helps bring together organisations that otherwise may not have the opportunity to collaborate, network and share good practice.

We also heard about Venturefest; a UK Network that draws local innovation eco-systems together through a number of local events around the UK. The second Venturefest Scotland innovation summit will take place in Glasgow on 1 September 2016 and City of Science is very much involved in facilitating an exciting national pre-event programme that will lead up to the main event in September. See venturefestnetwork.com for details.

There was much covered and discussed as part of City of Science including the announcement that Glasgow has recently been shortlisted in the race to become the Innovation Capital of Europe. You can get involved and use the hash tag #backthebid to generate interest and spread the word – good luck to Susie and the team from all at the Communications Breakfast.

The Q&A was busy and we are very grateful to Susie for her presentation and enthusiasm but as always time was short so to find out more visit glasgowcityofscience.com.

It was a great presentation and we look forward to hearing the updates and progress over the coming months and years.

Photos by Great Scot Photography