Who will lead the future of innovation? Hear the debate at Impact 2016

Join FreshMinds at Impact 2016 for a panel discussion with some of the industry’s leading thinkers as we debate who will lead the future of innovation: in-house insight teams or corporate/startup partnerships.

Who will drive the future of innovation?

 Tuesday 15th March 2016 at 3.15pm
MRS Annual Conference: Impact 2016
The Impact Fringe

From John Lewis’ JLAB to Barclays Accelerator, incubators, accelerators and other forms of corporate/startup partnerships have received a great deal of media attention over the past twelve months. But are these partnerships between corporates and startups the best way of bringing new ideas to market? And if so, does this signal the end for consumer-led innovation?

In this heated debate, chaired by our CEO Caroline Plumb, we’ll pit the start-up supporters against the in-house insight teams to debate what innovation will look like in the future and what this means for our industry.

Our panel of insight and innovation experts includes:

  • Colin Duff, Digital Innovation Lead, Argos
  • Hilary Ingleton, Head of Market Research, EE
  • Louisa Livingston, Group Insight and Innovation Development Director, Hachette


Got a question for one of our panelists? Submit your questions in the comments below and we’ll put the best to the panel on the day.

We hope to see you there! You can find out more about the conference, see the full programme and book your tickets here.