Incubation and co-working spaces promoting regional entrepreneurship

Venue

Business and Law Building, Room 402

Business and Law Building Room 402, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1XA

Newcastle upon Tyne, England, GB, NE2 1XA

An INE Symposium examining opportunities for changing patterns of working to boost entrepreneurship in the North East Region

Incubation and co-working spaces promoting regional entrepreneurship: an Insights North East Symposium at Northumbria University, Thursday 20th June, 3-6pm.

This event will examine opportunities for changing patterns of working to boost entrepreneurship in the North East Region. A lack of entrepreneurship has been a perpetual challenge for regional economic policy so we invite policy-makers, practitioners and academics to join us in discussing the opportunities that can be provided by shared workspaces, whether in the coworking or business incubation sectors. In particular, we want to explore the potential for developing a regional strategy to promote and shape the remote working ecosystem in ways that can drive entrepreneurship, supported by the public, private, third-sector and academia working together. Currently, the evidence base on remote working and the necessary infrastructure is somewhat piecemeal so through this initiative, we also want to find ways to share information and build that evidence base to inform future policies, strategies and business developments that can meet evolving demand for new ways of working.

Speakers:

  • Magnus Klofsten (Linköping University, Sweden) “Empowering Innovation: The case of the Swedish national business incubation programme”
  • Polly Chapman, Co-founder, ImpactHub Inverness.
  • Jason Whalley, Gary Bosworth (Northumbria University): “Developments in Rural Coworking”

Panel Discussion: How can shared workspace most effectively promote entrepreneurship? with Dan Miller (37 Degrees)

Drinks and Canapes will be served.