Session: Day 2: Innovating our Entrepreneurial Ecosystem, 09:30
Stephen Sheal, Head of External Relations, Net Zero Technology Centre
Further speakers TBA
The 2022 Forum will usher SCDI into its 10th decade, as we return to the EICC, an award-winning centre of excellence for world-class events and conferences in the heart of Edinburgh. Host and facilitator, broadcaster Sally Magnusson, will be joined by thought leaders from a diverse range of sectors.
The conference will focus on how prioritising a purpose driven, people-centred approach to the challenges we face will propel more profitable businesses, economic wellbeing, and the transition to net zero. It will take place shortly after the Business Purpose Commission for Scotland reports its findings and build on its proposed actions.
Organisations, places, and economies in which people are connected and empowered by a keen sense of purpose are more innovative, able to evolve and more resilient. We will, therefore, explore how the private, public, voluntary and academic sectors can more closely collaborate in mission-led opportunities, including through new government innovation strategies.
At a time when many employees are re-evaluating their careers, while many people remain outside the labour force or in low-paid jobs and there are labour and skills shortages, the Forum will galvanise new purpose in Scotland. We will step up how we think about purpose in our organisations and how people will spur the shift to a fully digital, greener, fairer, and healthier economy.