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GeniUS! innovation forum seeks new ideas
8:36am Wednesday 27th February 2013 in Business news
YORK’S open innovation forum GeniUS! is seeking ideas on attracting further inward investment into the city.
City of York Council is asking businesses, individuals, entrepreneurs and community organisations for their views on what it can do to increase external funding opportunities and investment into the city.
Specifically, people are asked to post their suggestions and ideas around four questions: how best to identify and progress opportunities for citywide funding or investment; how best to advertise and communicate opportunities for investment; who the council can work with to create groups or consortia within the city that can come together to support the work and what would make is easier for people to get involved.
Coun Anna Semlyen, chair of economic scrutiny, said: “Winning funding from outside York helps improve our city’s economy and competitve advantage. The council aims to improve at co-ordinating successful bids. We welcome ideas on how.”