This document summarises the discussions held by a group of funders and other supporters of innovation spaces internationally. The event took place in London on 24th September 2015 and was hosted by The British Council, Hivos and The Indigo Trust.
We explored factors which contribute to their success and failure and the challenges of monitoring impact, before exploring the following themes in breakout sessions:
1) Hub leadership
2) Community building and skills development
3) Financial sustainability
4) Hub communities addressing civic/social issues
We hope that this discussion sparks greater strategic thinking and collaborative programming amongst philanthropists, the corporate sector and other stakeholders.