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Fostering innovation ecosystems to attract investment

Wednesday 13 March 2024 - Wednesday 13 March 2024
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
An over-the-shoulder shot of a person in a laboratory removing something from a vile with tweezers

Session overview:

This panel discussion will explore how cities are building innovation ecosystems to attract occupiers from knowledge-based industries like life sciences, advanced manufacturing and digital technology. The panel will also ask why purpose-built R&D facilities such as laboratories and immersive technology studios are becoming such an attractive asset class for real estate investors.


Newcastle University, Northumbria University, Rolton Group


Pam Smith, Chief Executive

Newcastle City Council

Jane Robinson, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Engagement and Place)

Newcastle University

Daniel Monnery, Chief Strategy Officer

Northumbria University

Gerard Garvey, Executive Principal (People & Culture)


Peter Rolton, Chairman

Rolton Group

Alistair Meadows, Head of Life Sciences and Alternatives Capital Markets (EMEA)


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