From preventing cancer to ridding our oceans of plastic, mission-led innovation can help solve some of our biggest challenges. With the UK government set to increase spending on research and development (R&D) to 2.4 per cent of GDP by 2027, almost double what it currently spends. But how can we make sure this investment benefits as many people as possible. Find out how R&D spending needs to be redirected to help change the world for good.
Arts and cultural listings are an important way to help audiences to discover arts events. How might open data be used to make arts listings simpler, quicker and more effective? Rob Ashelford, Ben Proctor
FutureFest Late: The future of storytelling
24 October: Join us at the Barbican conservatory to hear from writer and critic Olivia Laing, explore installations from the Royal College of Art and be part of an interactive performance with artist David Finnigan.
Nesta Sparks: Anticipatory regulation
30 October: Traditional ways of regulating are struggling to cope with the pace of change in technology. Join us for a lunch and learning session on anticipatory regulation, an emerging approach that responds to evolving markets.
Our Data, Our Future
5 November: This two-day symposium in Turin, Italy will focus on constructing viable democratic alternatives to big tech and discuss how Europe can better protect its citizen rights.