Cross-Pollination in Creative Spaces & Engineering a City-Wide Innovation Ecosystem

Summit: per19


Length: 43:55


Jodie is CEO at Kings Cross Knowledge Quarter, which is a consortium of knowledge creators within a one mile radius of Kings Cross and the most exciting development currently in London. KQ Partners include over 100 academic, cultural, research, scientific and media organisations large and small: from the British Library and University of the Arts to Universal Music, Sadlers Wells, British Museum, Francis Crick Institute and Google. The aim of the KQ is to encourage all kinds of knowledge seekers to make the most of the partners’ combined resources, to break down barriers and stimulate dialogue, getting the whole area buzzing with ideas. Jodie specialises in working within complex multi stakeholder partnerships, brokering relationships and creating spaces for ideas sharing.

In this talk, Jodie will share her experiences in bridging the worlds of policy, cross-sector collaboration, city planning, stakeholder engagement and innovation spaces.

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This talk is presented by

Jodie Eastwood - Chief Executive, Knowledge Quarter London

Jodie Eastwood is Chief Executive of London’s Knowledge Quarter, a consortium of knowledge creators within a one miles radius of Kings Cross. KQ Partners include over 100 academic, cultural, research, scientific and media organisations large and small: from the British Library and University College London to Universal Music, Sadlers Wells, British Museum, Francis Crick Institute and Google. The aim of the KQ is to encourage all kinds of knowledge seekers to make the most of the partners’ combined resources. To break down barriers and stimulate dialogue, getting the whole area buzzing with ideas.

Jodie has been working within the Knowledge economy for the past 17 years, with roles at the British Library, Creativeworks London, Queen Mary University of London, London Metropolitan University and the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry. She strongly believes that knowledge exchange breeds innovation, fruitful networks and creative interaction. Jodie specialises in working within complex multi stakeholder partnerships, brokering relationships and creating spaces for ideas sharing.