Thematic workshop & study visit in Manchester

A two day digital workshop took place in December in the UK. It supplied attendees with examples of good practice of how Manchester is using Living Labs to drive forward digital development in the city. Dave Carter, Head of Manchester Digital Development Agency said, “It’s a fantastic opportunity for Manchester to share its wealth of experience and to discover what European partners are achieving in their regions and cities”. 

Presentation of the workshop and study visit are coming soon.

Thematic workshop & study visit
Welcome & Introduction/The Digital Strategy for Manchester
Dave Carter
Head of MDDA, Manchester City Council
Overview of Living Labs:  new governance approach, what they do and their impact

James Evans, Senior Lecturer  University of Manchester

Broadband & UK infrastructure/ Manchester & Community Wifi
(pdf) Paul Spensley (pdf) John Keys

John Keys & Paul Spensley,
Manchester City Council (MDDA)
Social Media Surgery – use of the web to communicate, campaign or collaborate

Steven Flower, NetSquared Manchester 

Manchester Hackathon
Alan Holding,
Manchester City Council (MDDA)
Smart City Living Lab/Manchester approach/digital champions
Adrian Slatcher,
Manchester City Council (MDDA)

Madlab:  Manchester’s Living Lab & innovation space



 ONE workshop Dave Carter Stewen Flower Visit of the MadLab MadLab equipment MadLab