Qa Research attend the Social Innovation Summit 2007

Finding new ways to promote innovation and tackle pressing social problems was the subject of a recent Social Innovation Summit.

Business leaders came together with public policy specialists, politicians, academics and writers for two days of workshops and debates in Hertfordshire.

Delegates took part in debates on youth and crime, democracy and leadership and skills for work and life. Contributing to the sessions QA Research’s managing director Richard Bryan explained how research can provide valuable insights into the attitudes and behaviour of the people affected by social problems.

The evening dinner included entertainment from Streetwise Opera and a debate between Iain Duncan Smith and Camilla Batmanghelidjh of Kids Company facilitated by Will Hutton.

The second day introduced the concept of imaginary cities, giving delegates the opportunity to discuss the growing social problems in two semi-fictional areas and develop new ways to address them.

Qa Research intends to play a full part in this new initiative. If you would like more information about Qa Research and the Social Innovation Summit 2007 contact:

Richard Bryan, Managing Director

Tel: 01904 632039

E-mail: richard.bryan@qaresearch.co.uk