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It wasn’t just about researchers packaging up their research.
The academics wanted to understand more about how the civil servants do their work.
For the first such event, we collaborated with the Policy Lab team and with the Cabinet Office Social Action team who set the policy challenge as: How can the resilience and capacity of communities be maximised so that they are able to survive, adapt and grow despite chronic stresses and acute shocks?
Keri Facer and I invited researchers whose work would offer different perspectives on this question, drawing in particular on the Connected Communities programme funded by the AHRC.
The Microsoft Accelerator model is “equity free” – we don’t take financial stakes in the companies that participate.