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Our November Cambridge and European technology cities forum

CGI of Google's UK HQ at King's Cross, London (Heatherwick Studio)

Future Cities Forum is holding its 'Cambridge and Technology Cities' event on 18th November with leading speakers from UK and European innovation hubs.

Topics to be discussed will include the need for private-public collaboration and the impact of R&D sector growth on real estate and housing affordability. We will review technology investment and development in the Cambridge region, a year on from our November 2019 ‘Science Cities’ forum at Cambridge University.

Cities to be included in the debate and follow-on report include Cambridge in the UK, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Gothenburg and Stockholm / Uppsala in Sweden and Manchester. Contributors will include investors, city councils, university technology transfer offices, teaching hospitals and professional advisers.

This forum will compare the approaches and fortunes of selected European technology clusters and their host cities. It will look at how cities make themselves attractive to businesses and to human talent working at the cutting edge of technology innovation. How these cities work as test beds for technology trials across health, mobility, infrastructure and everyday living will be examined.

This debate follows two forums – Science Cities I and II – that looked at how the UK can sustain and grow high-level leadership in science and technology with a focus on creating the best places and campuses for R&D. They explored the proposed development of the Knowledge Arc between Oxford and Cambridge and approaches to building the right infrastructure and housing for expanding communities in this knowledge-rich region, which contains world famous universities, research institutions and science-led businesses.

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