Bees and Trees

Posted on: April 20, 2009

Thanks to everyone who took the time to vote on the Innovation Manchester site. We put the summary of Flipchart results from the ‘Swarms’ at our 26th March event on a pop-up window there, and asked you to vote on the main issues influencing pace of Innovation in MCR.

The strongest vote result suggests that we should build on our ‘Manchester Core Values’ a message that came out so strongly on the night. Mancunians, born and adopted, are passionate about Equity, Sustainability and are a touch on the Revolutionary side. That’s the key to innovation, right there! People who aren’t happy with the status quo, but always want things to be better, to work better – and have the drive to make changes.

Other results include a strong demand for Facilitators and Agent Provocateurs (no, I didn’t vote twice). More opportunities to meet and network (physical & virtual) and interestingly, the ‘We are all Ambassadors’ concept.

I wasn’t in the group that came up with that idea – but I think it’s about going out locally and globally, and being positive about Manchester’s incredible assets – not just facilitating deals for your own company but helping to make connections for your neighbouring businesses.

What do you think?


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[…] } At our Innovation Manchester event in March, the consensus was that the growth of innovation should be based on the core values […]

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