A Living Lab for Innovations

Monday 8 February, 11.30am – 12.30pm

This event will be addressed by Jarmo Eskelinen, Executive Director of the Data-Driven Innovation initiative.

Jarmo is a former president of the European Network of Living Labs and prior to joining the DDI in 2018 was the CEO of Helsinki’s innovation lab and Chief Innovation and Technology Office in the UK’s Future Cities Catapult. Our discussion with Jarmo will be chaired by Jane-Morrison Ross, CEO of ScotlandIS and CEO-designate of South of Scotland Enterprise.

The event will focus on how Scotland can become a global leader in purpose-driven innovation and application with key goals such as inclusive growth, Net Zero emissions and well-being.

Participants will have the chance to discuss:

  • What should Scotland do to combine its Human, Natural, Social, Manufactured and Financial Capitals in order to become a Living Lab for beneficial innovations by 2030?
  • What lessons are we learning from the pandemic about innovation and data?
  • What should Scotland do to realise its potential to be at the forefront of innovative and ethical AI and data, developing a stronger tech ecosystem with high levels of trust?
  • Which innovation models would best translate the fundamental science taking place in Scottish institutions today into commercial activity in Scotland over the next 10 years?
  • What should we do to ensure that innovation activity benefits more places, people and businesses, for example building on the digital transformations of the last year?

The conversation will inform the refresh of SCDI’s Blueprint 2030 for the Scottish economy.

Attendance at this event is by invitation only. If you have not received an invitation and would like to be considered, please get in touch using the button below.


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