Policy Design Jam at Northern Futures

In October 2014 we ran one of eight rapid innovation Open Ideas Days for the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and The Cabinet Office in the North of England to identify barriers and solutions to economic growth. These simultaneous policy jam events brought together business leaders, technologists, designers, academics, policy makers and young people, to collaborate, problem solve and create ideas to inform new-generation policy making.

The ideas and solutions generated were then shortlisted and debate at a policy development summit, leading to significant funding of a number of projects to boost regional innovation and growth.