Hosted by the LLDC Innovation Team, in partnership with partners at Here East, Plexal, Hackney Bridge, the Trampery, and the HWFI Community Development Trust, this tour will take visitors through an innovation themed trail through the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and its neighbouring Hackney Wick/Fish Island.
QEOP is home to hundreds of businesses and institutions in the cultural, creative, digital and tech sectors – many at the forefront of their fields creating groundbreaking work and inventing things. We’ll highlight some of the area’s innovators and their spaces, including leaders in the immersive tech, sustainable fashion and advanced mobility sectors, and show how QEOP is fast becoming an urban testbed for innovation in climate adaptation, health, and movement in cities – with a focus on inclusive innovation practice and benefits for communities.
Fitting within the LFA theme 'ACT', as we make our way through the trail we’ll show what innovation in urban places and spaces looks like in practice. This tour will explore how innovation hubs operate and create change in the real world, we’ll open the doors to some of the spaces to meet the businesses and entrepreneurs who are shaping the future and explore how theses spaces engage with communities, the environment and new technologies.