TEDx UoChester
April 2018


Delivering her second TEDx, this time at the University of Chester, Director of Citizen-i Clare Devaney spoke on ‘The Connected Economy for 4.0’ and specifically on connectivity as an alternative economic measure. The video is available to view here: TEDx2


Street Support – Peer Research Project
April 2018


Citizen-i has been delighted to work with Street Support, its key partners and stakeholders, colleagues with lived experience of homelessness and fellow citizens over a six-month period in an entirely co-produced evaluation of the Street Support programme, its purpose, impact and development. A summary report can be read here.

“It was really important to co-produce this peer research & evaluation process together from start to finish – deciding objectives, framing questions, conducting interviews & sense making.  The input of people in our team with lived experience of homelessness and independent researchers from outside the sector led to interesting questions & insights beyond the standard focus on outcomes to include people’s well-being, connections & purpose. We gained new insights from interviews led by people with lived experience of homelessness, and from hearing from a range of people including frontline workers, volunteers, business, council, police and people who are homeless. This has informed our theory of change and our plans going forward, and will continue to as we embed this evaluation & learning process into our organisation’s culture.”   Viv Slack, Co-founder of Street Support

TEDx Brum 2017 – ‘A Fourth Way’
October 2017

Citizen-i Director Clare Devaney delivered a well-received TEDx talk at the Birmingham event in October 2017, setting out the thinking behind ‘A Fourth Way’, a new economic paradigm for the 4.0 revolution. The video is available to view here: TEDx

‘The IT Living Platform Project’
July 2017

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Citizen-i is working with partners at the University of Salford’s Thinklab and data-visualisation specialists Mirrorworld Technologies to develop a new platform in support of collaborative innovation across GM. The ‘IT Living Platform’ project is supported through the University’s ‘Industrial Collaboration Zones’ (ICZ) initiative and HEIF funding and utilises data-sharing capacity, real-time data and cutting-edge data visualisation techniques as the basis for better informed and more effective cross-boundary (GM-wide) working. The pilot project, working with Salford City Council as key partners, centres on cross-sector collaboration as a catalyst for innovation, and specifically the benefits of opening up public and privately-owned knowledge and innovation resources to local communities (working with the UoSalford and MediaCity UK). Phase 1 reported back in July 2017 and Phase 2, working across local authority boundaries with Salford CC and Manchester CC, will begin in autumn 2017.

‘Citizens & Inclusive Growth’ Report
July 2017

Citizen-i is delighted to have led the recent ‘Citizen Engagement in Inclusive Growth’ project, working in partnership with the RSA and JRF. The final report, which draws on a range of international case-studies and which advocates for hyper-local and human-centred strategy and policy design, open and independent space, balance between ‘high tech’ and ‘high touch’ approaches, and a new understanding of ‘value’ as the basis for a more sustainable and inclusive growth model, is available to download here: Citizens & Inclusive Growth

‘The State of the City 2017’
December 2016

Citizen-i Director Clare Devaney features in this piece for Manchester Confidential by Jonathan Schofield which reflects on the current state of play with Manchester and the Greater Manchester region, and asks ‘where to next?’ for 2017: State of the City

‘Citizens and Inclusive Growth’ Project
November 2016

Citizen-i is delighted to be working with the RSA and JRF to deliver a new piece of research looking at the role of citizenship in the inclusive growth agenda. The project will explore international approaches to citizen engagement and the conditions for inclusive growth, and will work with selected UK cities in synthesising learning and co-designing a UK call to action. Emerging findings from the project can be found on the RSA’s Medium platform, here. A final report will be published in summer 2017