Date: 6 July 2017
Time: 14:00 - 17:00
Venue: Shine, Harehills Road, Leeds, LS8 5HS

What impact is automation having on our jobs, in the North and beyond? What does this mean for geographic and intergenerational inequality? What can we do about it?

We’d like you to join us for a participatory workshop to find out about and discuss the impact of innovation and automation on employment and inequality in Leeds and beyond.

The Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex have been conducting ESRC-funded research on the impact of investment in technical innovation on employment in local areas. We’d like to share and discuss the findings with you on topics such as how innovation impacts young people and geographic inequality.

Hosted by The Young Foundation, our workshop aims to draw together a key range of perspectives and responses from young people, employers and business leaders, policymakers, researchers, and the voluntary sector. Our aim is to work with you in this workshop to co-create recommendations to make sure that innovation and automation contribute to a prosperous and inclusive economy that works for all, rather than one which leaves some behind.

With your help, our recommendations will be taken to a Party Conference in the autumn and will form the backbone of a policy paper to be published in early 2018.

To sign up for this free event, please register on our Eventbrite page by Saturday 1st July. 

If you have any questions, please get in touch with Hannah Rich (