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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

Bruce Katz is the Co-Founder of New Localism Advisors.
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The firm aims to help cities design, finance and deliver transformative initiatives that promote inclusive and sustainable growth. Katz was the Centennial Scholar at the Brookings Institution from January 2016 to March 2018, where he focused on the challenges and opportunities of global urbanization.

Katz assumed this role after 20 years at Brookings, where he founded the Metropolitan Policy Program. Katz is the co-author of The New Localism: How Cities Can Thrive in the Age of Populism and The Metropolitan Revolution: How Cities and Metros are Fixing Our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy.



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10:00 - 11:00

PANEL "SPACES & PLACES"

What is required from space to facilitate and stimulate innovation?
Kate Wittels, Hans de Jonge, Jeroen Zuidgeest, and Melissa Ablett (moderator).



11:00-11:15
COFFEE BREAK



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11:15 - 12:15

PANEL "PEOPLE & TALENT"

The war for talent, how to attract and retain top talents to your city/innovation district in a competitive world?
Grace Sai, Elizabeth Ryan, Thom Aussems, Theodor Cataniciu, and Carlos Martinez-Vela (moderator).



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12:15 - 13:15

PANEL "INNOVATION"

How can new and tested concepts support city leaders and companies in navigating to the future.
Rinke Zonneveld, Diarmuid O'Brien, and Henk Bouwman (moderator).



13:15 - 14:15
LUNCH



14:15 - 15:15

BREAK OUT SESSION ROUND ONE

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1. COLLABORATION AND CO-CONTRIBUTION
how innovation districts can shape inclusive, vibrant cities
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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.
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WHAT DO YOU LEARN

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

English
SPEAKER

Elizabeth Ryan, Global Advisor, UN Global Compact - Cities
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2. THE SECRETS OF SUCCESSFUL INNOVATION ISTRICTS
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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
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3. CENTRAL INNOVATION DISTRICT (CIDD)
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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4. CENTRAL INNOVATION DISTRICT
Rotterdam
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DESCRIPTION

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WHAT DO YOU LEARN

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MAIN LANGUAGE

English
SPEAKER

Hans de Jonge, president Rotterdam Central District
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5. INVESTMENTS IN A DIVERSE AND HIGH-QUALITY ECOSYSTEM FOR INNOVATION DISTRICTS
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DESCRIPTION

Interactive workshop
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English
SPEAKER

Prof. Frank van Oort, MCD Alumni
Wouter Jan Verheul, research fellow TU Delft Urban Development Management (UDM) & program leader Master City Developer (MCD)
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14:15 - 15:15

BREAK OUT SESSION ROUND TWO

Choose one of the four different sessions

1. PROGRAM WORKLOCATIONS
Transformation Rotterdam
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DESCRIPTION

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2. DELFT UNIVERSITY
Placemaking for an inclusive innovation district
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DESCRIPTION

Cross case analysis from, among others, The Hague, Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Rotterdam, Cambridge USA, Shanghai. How do you ensure that an innovation district does not become an inward-looking enclave, but is connected with society, surrounding districts, and the interaction between different user groups is stimulated and as much benefit as possible from an innovation district?
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3. SOON
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DESCRIPTION

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SPEAKER

Henk Bouwman
Tom Daamen
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4. INNOVATION QUARTER
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DESCRIPTION

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SPEAKER

Rinke Zonneveld
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5. DEVELOPMENT OF TRINITY'S TECHNOLOGY CAMPUS
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DESCRIPTION

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SPEAKER

Diarmuid O’Brien, hief Innovation and Enterprise Officer of Trinity College Dublin
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16:45 - 17:30

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Talk on leadership, diversity and inclusion


17:30 - 19:00

NETWORKING, DRINKS & BITES


Networking, drinks & bites

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