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08:00 - 09:00

EARLY BIRD BREAKFAST

You can enjoy a festive breakfast and get to know your peer urban transformers.


08:30 - 09:30

REGISTRATION OF ALL PARTICIPANTS

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09:00 - 10:00

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: BRUCE KATZ

The New Localism: How Cities Can Thrive in the Age of Populism
UTC
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Across the world, cities are inventing new models of growth, governance and finance that enable them to solve problems and shape economies at scale. The New Localism enables cities to knit together distinctive ecosystems of universities and corporations, start-ups and scale-ups, incubators and accelerators, philanthropies and investors, and talented workers in innovation districts that value density, authenticity, connectivity and vibrancy. This is the new platform for inclusive, sustainable and innovative growth. Bruce Katz is the Co-Founder of New Localism Advisors.


10:00 - 11:00

PANEL "SPACES & PLACES"

How do you make the right physical infrastructure for innovation?
Kate Wittels, Hans de Jonge, Jeroen Zuidgeest, and Melissa Ablett (moderator).

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11:00-11:15
COFFEE BREAK



11:15 - 12:15

PANEL "PEOPLE & TALENT"

How do you attract talent?
Grace Sai, Elizabeth Ryan, Thom Aussems, Theodor Cataniciu, and Carlos Martinez-Vela (moderator).


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12:15 - 13:15

PANEL "INNOVATION"

How do you build an innovative ecosystem?
Rinke Zonneveld (InnovationQuarter, The Netherlands), Diarmuid O’Brien (Trinity College, Ireland) and Henk Bouwman (moderator).

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Many aspects of innovation are intangible. Good ideas might grow everywhere, but do they meet a demand, can they be transferred into business? Who are the ‘innovators’ and what do they need?

Apart from the Bill Gates garage box story, most of the necessary innovation for businesses is less seismic in character and often the result of a collaborative effort. What is a necessary physical environment and infrastructure for people and businesses to develop? And what are, often even more important, secondary and intangible aspects within the ecosystem, whiteout which an innovation district stays a title in a city marketing folder.


13:15 - 14:15
LUNCH



14:15 - 15:15

BREAK OUT SESSION ROUND ONE

* Choose one of the five different sessions

1. THE SECRETS OF SUCCESSFUL INNOVATION DISTRICTS
HR&A Advisors
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DESCRIPTION

Cities are buzzing about how to capitalize on the innovation economy. By breaking down siloes between industries, these districts can unlock the underlying potential of local economies – expediting commercialization of new concepts and attracting new talent and businesses.

But success is not a given. The most competitive districts are those that respond to regional economic conditions and harness local strengths. This effort requires deliberate planning and careful coordination from Day 1 between city leadership, anchor institutions, and partner stakeholders.
WHAT DO YOU LEARN

Key components and strategies of successful innovation districts, and the range of benefits that innovation districts can catalyze.
MAIN LANGUAGE

English
SPEAKER

Kate Wittels, HR&A Advisors, lecturer
UTC




2. CENTRAL INNOVATION DISTRICT (CID)
City of The Hague
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DESCRIPTION

How to transform the heart of The Hague into an international competitive economic district? About necessity, integrated approach, challenges, choices and commitment.
WHAT DO YOU LEARN

Insights into the approach of the City of The Hague regarding the development of the CID: Erik Pasveer, Director Town Planning City of The Hague, kicks off the session. From there we will share insights into the approach we chose regarding the development of an integrated CID agenda. Together with the participants we would like to reflect on the challenges and choices we face while developing the agenda and look ahead towards execution of the agenda next year.
MAIN LANGUAGE

Dutch
SPEAKER

Erik Pasveer, Director Town Planning City of The Hague
Borre Rosema, Quartermaster Central Innovation District (CID)
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3. PRINCIPLES FOR DEVELOPING INNOVATION DISTRICTS
MCD
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DESCRIPTION

Interactive workshop
MAIN LANGUAGE

English
SPEAKER

Prof. Frank van Oort, MCD Alumni
Tom Daamen (TUD/MCD)
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4. KEY CRITERIA THAT GLOBAL INNOVATORS USE TO LOCATE THEIR OFFICE
InnovationQuarter
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DESCRIPTION

During this breakout InnovationQuarter will discuss the key location criteria with several international companies that recently located their innovative business in The Netherlands. They will give you a valuable insight in their decision process. During the breakout there is ample time for interaction between the speakers and the audience.
WHAT DO YOU LEARN

Participants will learn from the experience of InnovationQuarter. What key location criteria do they see while dealing with numerous international companies and organizations.
MAIN LANGUAGE

English
SPEAKER

Chris van Voorden (moderator)



5. PLACES OF INNOVATION: CONDITIONS FOR CREATING AN INNOVATIVE CULTURE
Academy of Urbanism
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DESCRIPTION

We are all connected and we can work everywhere. So why think about an innovation district? Can one create such environment and what should we understand? Analysing examples from other places can give us insights and can teach us the do-s and don’t-s. Tapping from the Academy of Urbanism experience of Place, examples will range from Innovations Hubs to the Saturday morning son’s football match. Can one create a culture of innovation or can it only grow? And if it is the latter, can we define conditions to grow a Place of Innovation?
WHAT DO YOU LEARN

Participants are shown examples from which in the following disussion principles can be drawn.
MAIN LANGUAGE

English
SPEAKER

Henk Bouwman
UTC



15:15 - 16:15

BREAK OUT SESSION ROUND TWO

* Choose one of the five different sessions


1. COLLABORATION AND CO-CONTRIBUTION - HOW INNOVATION DISTRICTS CAN SHAPE INCLUSIVE, VIBRANT CITIES
UN Global Compact - Cities Programme
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DESCRIPTION

This session present case studies of innovative approaches in Brazil, the USA and Australia, identifying the ‘how to’ of partnerships that draw commitment and resources from the private sector, government, civil society, academia and communities to build/revitalise districts into diverse cultural, social and economic hubs. Elizabeth will elaborate on the importance of women’s leadership in re-forming cities. The workshop will encourage contribution from participants and foster networking and new relationships. See https://citiesprogramme.org/our-people/elizabeth-ryan/
LEARNINGS

How to build partnerships and foster collaboration with non-traditional sectors
MAIN LANGUAGE

English
SPEAKER

Elizabeth Ryan
UTC



2. BUILDING A GLOBAL HUB FOR INNOVATION
Rotterdam Central District
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DESCRIPTION

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LEARNINGS

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MAIN LANGUAGE

English
SPEAKER

Hans de Jonge
UTC



3. PLACEMAKING FOR ECONOMICAL STRONG AND SOCIALLY INCLUSIVE INNOVATION DISTRICTS
TU Delft
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DESCRIPTION

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LEARNINGS

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MAIN LANGUAGE

English
SPEAKER

Wouter Jan Verheul (TUD/SKG)
Flavia Curvelo (TUD)
UTC



4. DEVELOPING A NEW INNOVATION DISTRICT FOR DUBLIN - KEY LEARNINGS
Trinity College Dublin
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DESCRIPTION

The session will share the experience of establishing a new innovation district in Dublin. In this context the lessons learnt from visiting more mature innovation districts in Europe and the US will be shared; along with the challenges and importance in building a shared vision for the innovation district with key stakeholders. Issues for discussion at round tables will include the challenges and opportunities represented by raising funding, building partnerships, governance, programming versus infrastructure; government and city support and maintaining momentum.
LEARNINGS

Participants will learn from the experience in development of a vision and roadmap for the Grand Canal Innovation District in Dublin and will be able to share their own lessons and concerns in relation to key challenges with other workshop attendees; enabling a broader learning experience.
MAIN LANGUAGE

English
SPEAKER

Diarmuid O'Brien
UTC



5. TRANSFORMING THE OLD CITY FOR A NEW ECONOMY
City of Rotterdam
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DESCRIPTION

People are moving to cities in big numbers. The city must make room for those new citizens, but also for the new economy. Fortunately, the new economy seems to partly offer the solution itself. For example, the retail landscape has changed structurally due to the arrival of the Internet and the changing demand from the consumer. The City of Rotterdam chose to upgrade and concentrate strong shopping, and transform those areas where other functions are more likely. Topics that will be covered: How do facilitate the new economy in the city? How do we ensure an optimal mix between economy, innovation and a city center where people want to be?
LEARNINGS

Rotterdam already has completed some great examples of successful urban transformations in recent years. During this session, Rotterdam shares its most important learning moments.
MAIN LANGUAGE

English
SPEAKER

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16:45 - 17:30

KEYNOTE SPEAKER 2

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17:30 - 19:00

NETWORKING, DRINKS & BITES


Networking, drinks & bites

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