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The Future of Innovation in Leeds City Region

Event organiser: 

Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP)

Event format: Panel discussion

Maximum no. of attendees: 100

Monday 15th March | 10:00-11:00

Event overview: 

A thought leadership panel session to discuss the importance of innovation to the region, particularly focused around ‘How can we ensure Leeds City Region fulfils its innovation potential and contribution to the R&D Roadmap in the wake of the pandemic and as the country exits the EU?’  


Chaired by: Roger Marsh OBE DL, chair of the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership and the NP11 group of Northern local enterprise partnerships


  • Kersten England, Lead Chief Executive Innovation & Chief Executive Bradford Council

  • Richard Stubbs, Chief Executive Yorkshire and Humber AHSN

  • Mandy Ridyard, Produmax founder and FD, LEP Board member, Local Digital Skills Partnership Chair, Yorkshire Space Hub Chair

  • Andrew Wright, Business Innovation and Growth Panel Chair, LEP Board member and Chair Leeds City Region Made Smarter Board

  • Kamran Rashid, Social Impact Hub

  • Peter O’Brien, Yorkshire Universities

  • Simon Edmonds, Deputy Exec Chair and Chief Business Officer Innovate UK

  • Felicity Burch, CBI Director Innovation and Digital

  • Prof Richard Jones, University of Manchester and West Yorkshire Local Industrial Strategy Expert Panel member

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