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Open Innovation Day

Wrap up London Tech Week with the Social Inclusion Unit and get to know a community of people passionate about social innovation.

Agenda1pm: Registration

1:30pm: Open innovation insights

Russell Gundry, Plexal’s head of innovation strategy, on why collaboration is key for tackling societal challenges

Ghislaine Boddington, creative director at body>data>space, on open innovation and balancing values and value for social inclusion

Alistair Drew-Yeates, ecosystem manager at Barclays Eagle Labs, on bringing together corporates with communities

Mete Coban, My Life My Say’s chief executive, on alternative charity models

2.10pm: One-minute pitches

An open invitation to all guests to pitch their wildest idea – something that will improve the state of social inclusion in the UK.

3.20pm: Meet the community

Uncover potential partnerships and collaborations over drinks.

Accessibility requirements

If you have any accessibility requirements please contact us on connect@plexal.com


Plexal’s a 10-minute walk from Hackney Wick train station, or you can take the free shuttle bus from Stratford. Get full directions here.


14th June 2019
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm