Productivity Connections: Productive and innovative place

Tuesday 3 July 2018, 10:00am to 4:00pm


Sci-Tech Daresbury, Keckwick Lane, Daresbury, UK, WA4 4AD - View Map

Open to

Alumni, Public, Staff


Free to attend - registration required

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Event Details

Productivity Connections is a series of three workshops which will build network connections between policy, business, and academic stakeholders in addressing aspects of the productivity gap, both nationally and in the Northwest.

The series will be led by the Centre for Productivity & Efficiency (CPE) at Lancaster University Management School, in conjunction with the Work Foundation and the North West Business Leadership Team.

The CPE researches the measurement, analysis, management and improvement of productivity. A core principle of our Centre’s work is that productivity must be understood at multiple levels: individual activities, firms, supply chains, sectors and localities. This is especially relevant in the development of place-specific industrial strategy and in harnessing digital technologies that have the potential to intimately link together firms in business networks and supply chains. The aims of the Productivity Connections series are:
  • to build consensus on the agenda for action in key areas of productivity, and
  • to connect academics to other stakeholders with a view to developing projects and funding bids for knowledge exchange, collaboration and research activities.

The Industrial Strategy emphasises the importance of place. Regional ecosystems provide an opportunity for specialisation, sharing of expertise and resources, and cultivating innovation. The NW is embarking on an adoption pilot for the ‘Made Smarter’ industrial digitalisation initiative and, more generally, place-based innovation within global value-chains is critical in the face of Brexit.


The format of each event will be similar:

  • active participation
  • keynote speech; facilitated agenda-setting and project development workshop sessions; plenary with panel
  • networking opportunities
  • extensive documentation and follow-up


Dr Martyn Spink IBM UK Research Team, Daresbury Labs

Dr Massimo Noro STFC Daresbury Laboratory, Sci-Tech Daresbury

Emma Degg North West Business Leadership Team (NWBLT)

The NWBLT brings together leaders of national and international businesses with substantial commitments and interests in the North West of England. The Team works to exert its collective influence for the long-term good of the region, economically, environmentally, culturally and socially. Emma has spent her career focussed upon bringing together business leaders and policy makers to make a tangible difference, nationally, across the North West and in local government. Emma regards the promot

Francesca Froy Work Foundation and Bartlett School of Architectur

Contact Details

Name Teresa Aldren

Telephone number

+44 1524 510906