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Liverpool 2025: Using our City Regional Knowledge Assets to Accelerate Inclusive Growth

June 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

About the conference
Knowledge Quarter Liverpool (KQ Liverpool) is a 450-acre innovation district, covering roughly half of Liverpool City Centre, is
home to some of the world’s most influential players in science, health, technology, education and culture.

Identified as one the city’s key Mayoral Development Zones it has over £1bn of new developments recently completed or underway – and a further £1bn in the pipeline – we are focused on successfully attracting new investment, increasing the city’s employment figures, improving graduate attraction & retention rates and establishing the Liverpool City Region as a key player in the Northern Powerhouse.


KQ Liverpool’s world-leading strengths in life sciences –including infectious diseases – digital health, the techsector, artificial intelligence and materials chemistry, hasalready attracted the Royal College of Physicians, who aremoving into The Spine, a stunning new 200,000 sq ft building, at Liverpool City Council’s 30-acre Paddington Villagedevelopment. The KQ Liverpool funding partners are theUniversity of Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, the Royal Liverpooland Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust andLiverpool City Council.

The Heseltine Institute’s mission is to be a non-partisan, internationally recognised research institute and thought leader, bringing together expertise from across the University and policy communities, to co-create, impact and influence public policies for tomorrow’s cities.

It brings together the University of Liverpool’s faculties into conversation with civic leaders, policy-makers and the diverse range of stakeholders who contribute to policy-making to inspire co-created and innovative solutions to key urban challenges.

They do this by:
• Undertaking, funding and publishing fundamental and applied research
• Providing thought leadership, consultancy and advice
• Convening and hosting events, including conferences, policy provocations, workshops and seminars
• Building and strengthening academic-practitioner networks
• Developing capacity building and providing training courses
• Providing an evidence base to have impact on public policy
Liverpool City Region is in the middle of an extraordinary, continuing renaissance. At the heart of the city region, Knowledge Quarter Liverpool is on a similarly exciting development path. Given these trajectories and this moment of opportunity, our distinguished contributors from Liverpool city region, the UK and beyond will seek answers to the following questions:
• How can we make sure that Liverpool builds on this progress and that as many places and people as possible benefit from the development and investment?
• What are the key policy and philosophical issues in harnessing innovation and knowledge to achieve inclusive growth in our city regions?
• What is UK government doing to encourage the process?
• Which city regions including Liverpool are doing what, where, with what success – nationally and internationally?
• What are the policy messages and future challenges for city regions, government and partners?


University Of Liverpool


1st Floor, 502 Teaching Hub Mount Pleasant Liverpool, L69 3DG