Next Up! - Transitioning into retirement.

Rebecca Young
Friday, 20 November 2015 - 2:13pm

Recently we met Sally, who loves her work as a sales rep and is looking forward to taking a break when she retires. We also met Gary, who doesn’t have a choice about when he retires; he has to stop to care for his wife who needs his help. For both of them, like the thousands of others up and down the country, retirement is a transition with huge opportunities and significant challenges.

Next Up! is a project funded by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation aiming to design new and exciting forms of support to improve people’s...

Innovation Unit welcomes back Sarah Gillinson as Managing Partner

Lou Thomas
Monday, 9 November 2015 - 2:10pm

Following maternity leave, Sarah Gillinson is returning to Innovation Unit as sole Managing Partner. Sarah previously co-led the organisation with John Craig, who is stepping down from his role after eight years at Innovation Unit. John will become one of our Senior Associates, developing projects of his own alongside ongoing work in partnership with Innovation Unit.

Sarah has already...

Why I love meeting innovators - lessons from the convening of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Mayors Challenge cities

Lizzie Insall
Friday, 23 October 2015 - 9:23am

The buzz of energy is ever present in a room full of innovators. It fills me with a sense of excitement, particularly when those innovators work in Government.

I was reminded of that once again this week when we held a second convening of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Mayors Challenge cities. We had representation from 12 European cities, and 2 guest cities from the US. From tackling social isolation amongst the elderly to creating meaningful ways for community activism to feed into city government decision making, and further along...