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People, Place, Tech and beyond: innovation in communities and cities (Bristol Tech Festival)

September 28, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Experts discuss what makes Bristol a city of pioneering innovation. How do we ensure a fair, inclusive, and thriving innovation ecosystem?

This free event is being hosted by the Bristol Innovators’ Group (BIG), in partnership with Future Space.

This session will focus on how to make change happen in neighbourhoods, communities, and cities.

As of 2008, for the first time in human history on our planet, we have more people living in cities than rural areas. Sustainable urban living is a key challenge for our century, and this means residents working with city institutions.

We must work together to support pioneering innovation and experimentation. We’ll discuss international and local examples of action that makes lives better for people living and working in neighbourhoods and cities.


  • Robin Hambleton, author of Leading the Inclusive City, and of Cities and communities beyond COVID-19.
  • Knowle West Media Centre – home to Bristol’s Living Lab for creating and testing new ideas in the city – will be sharing examples of their current work.
  • (More speakers TBC)

We’ll be inviting questions and views from the audience, so please come along and share your interest with us.

Future Space

Future Space is a hub for science, technology, and innovation businesses, robotics and health technology. We are co-located with UWE Bristol.

All event attendees are invited to use the facilities at Future Space for free for the day including coworking facilities, access to the cafe, and networking space. Simply tick the box when you register for the event and fill in your car registration so we can organise free parking on-site.

If you would like to book a meeting room contact reception on 0117 428 0200.

Tours of Future Space

If you would be interested in a tour of Future Space, including the Bristol Robotics Laboratory, let us know when you register.


Find us

Located in the heart of the UWE Campus, close to the M4, M5 and M32 motorways and Bristol Parkway train station.

UWE North Gate,
Filton Road,
Stoke Gifford
BS34 8RB

0117 428 0200


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