On 16th June, Annum Rafique presented at the Regional Studies Association Conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on: Understanding the role of university-based assets on innovation in the SMEs: A case of Tyseley Energy Park (TEP).
Des McNulty (Glasgow University), Sara Hassan and Hannes Read presented at the MetroLab Summit on 26th – 28th June in Portland, Oregon, USA about the role of civic universities, place-based impact and community engagement.
On 5th July, Anne Green hosted a Workshop at The Exchange on ‘Looking beyond growth: exploring the transformative potential of alternative economic development approaches’ as part of a Royal Society of Edinburgh Workshop award in conjunction with David Waite (University of Glasgow) and Rich Crisp (Sheffield Hallam University).
On the 5th July, Charlotte Hoole presented the following paper at the Regional Science Association International – British and Irish Section Annual Conference in Newcastle: ‘Covid-19 recovery planning in city-regions: Soft spaces of governance in action’ (Charlotte Hoole, Abigail Taylor, Anne Green).
On 6th July, Matt Lyons presented at the 49th RSAI-BIS conference at Newcastle University. The presentation was entitled “Can R&D policy help rebalance the UK economy?”.
On 12th July, WMREDI held the Accelerating Innovation, delivering growth: lessons from the three pilots round table.