Vibrant Economy

Live Lab events

Since 2016 we've been hosting Live Lab events across the country to help identify how we shape a vibrant economy in the UK.

What is a Live Lab event?

In early 2016, we held the first of our regional series of Live Lab events in Sheffield to help identify how we can shape a vibrant economy in the UK.

Live Labs bring the public, private and third sector together to address a key topic. The events are inspired by the Appreciative Inquiry methodology which build on strengths instead of challenges to achieve growth for business and the wider community.

We spoke to over 1000 business and community leaders and together have identified a number of ideas to help shape a more vibrant UK.

You can learn more about the AI methodology in this video:

 Completed Live Lab events

Find out more about each of our Live Labs events: 

How do I get involved?

Though the city Live Lab programme is currently complete, we are still seeking to stimulate ideas and actions that can create a vibrant economy – one which realises the shared potential of companies, cities, people and communities across the UK. Find out more

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