GMCA Report on Incubators, Accelerators and Coworking

This year the Festival of Making Conference programme extends beyond Blackburn, as we have several events taking place in Preston too.

In the first of these events, Ruth Heritage of They Eat Culture will be hosting a roundtable discussion at People’s Production Lab in Preston.

Date: Wednesday 16th May 2018.

Time: 2.30pm for 3pm start until 4.30pm

The conversation will be based around a recently released report commissioned by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and covering the whole of the North West. We will consider the economic benefit of incubators, accelerators and co-working spaces (IACs), and what they mean for public policy in terms of encouraging innovation within the region. We also examine the characteristics of these spaces and the services they offer, as well as their broader role, including supporting the regeneration of places.

You can access the report here: 


We look forward to welcoming participants for what promises to be an interesting conversation.

Tickets and more information via Eventbrite 

Nearest Parking: Avenham Multi Storey Car Park, off Cross Street.