Northern Futures

Northern Futures Open Idea Day

Northern Futures


Sharing ideas to make northern cities a vibrant and innovative region.

In August 2014, then Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg announced an open call for people with great ideas to step forward and share how they would fuel growth in the North of England.

As specialists of the Design Council’s ‘Double Diamond’ process, we led the Open Ideas Day event in Manchester on behalf of Policy Lab.

Policy Lab is the Cabinet Office’s body for bringing new policy techniques into the UK Government and helping to design services around people’s experiences. Here’s what they had to say about the event.