Three workshops on this topic considered how the sub-region can maintain and
enhance its important contribution to the UK economy, and stressed the
importance of providing an environment that will attract the highest-quality
staff against global competition. A summary of the conclusions of the three
The first workshop, on 14 January 2011, brought together a group of experts
to consider the likely impact that developments in technology will have on the economy of the sub-region in 2030.
For the programme of this workshop, access to the speakers' slides, and a list of participants, click here.
For a summary of the conclusions of this workshop, click here.
Developments in technology were then discussed at a meeting at
ideaSpace on 10 February 2011
of the Cambridge group of the Royal Society for the encouragement of the Arts,
Manufactures and Commerce (RSA).
A summary of its conclusions is
The final workshop, on 16 March 2011, included councillors and officers of local authorities, members of residents associations, and people from business. For the programme of this workshop, click here.
Slides: Bill Wicksteed and
For notes from the breakout groups click