Officials don’t always have time or opportunity to explore the latest expert thinking. To help remedy that balance, the Open Innovation Team has organised more than 50 expert talks over the past two years. Speakers have included Nobel Prize winners, astronauts, journalists, historians and experts in lab-grown meat. Abhjit Bannerjee, Tim Peake, Adrian Wooldridge, Shoshana Zuboff, Geoff Mulgan, Rana Mitter and Marriane Ellis have all been particularly popular.
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