Live Lab event: stimulating ideas and actions to build a greater Cambridgeshire
Dates(s) - 16/03/2017 - 16/03/2017 08:00 - 14:00
IWM Duxford, Cambridge , CB22 4QR

Cambridge has a unique relationship between business and academia – bringing together high-tech innovative businesses and a world-renowned University, making it the most ‘vibrant’ city to live and work in England*.

Join us on 16 March 2017 for our Cambridge City Inquiry, along with a host of some of the most influential and innovative leaders from local business, not-for-profit and public sector organisations and the wider community.

This collaborative and thought-provoking session is to discuss, create and develop key themes that we can all take forward together to sustain a vibrant economy that enables the region to reach its full potential.

The Inquiry is being led in conjunction with Cambridge Ahead, a membership organisation focused on the long-term sustainable growth of Cambridge. Its aim is for Cambridge to be the pre-eminent small city in the world, defined by achieving long-term economic growth and a compelling quality of life. It will be a city where business, discovery, creativity, community and culture flourish together.

ve-index-cambridge-infographThe focus on the day will build upon existing projects Cambridge Ahead has identified through discussion with its membership. These are considered essential for future growth and prosperity:

  •  – Education and skills
  •  – Housing and commercial space
  •  – Infrastructure: connectivity and transport


Source: Grant Thornton Vibrant Economy Index – November 2016

So come along and contribute to a vibrant future for Cambridge and the wider region. By attending you can:

Participate – in igniting the future vision for the city

Connect – expand your networks, meet new people from a diverse range of businesses, backgrounds, cultures and experiences

Belong – to a community of change agents building on the positives of the city

Explore – new ways of thinking, problem solving, envisioning the future and being part of a collective imagination

Learn – get immersed in rich conversation, debate and creativity

Act – identify future opportunities for yourself, your business and the wider community.