iKEN (the Ideas & Knowledge Exchange Network) is a digital collaboration platform for the most innovative cities in Europe, the iCapital awards finalists. The network was developed and is administered by the city of Glasgow.

The first iKEN Live Chat will be held at 2pm BST on Thursday, April 4 on the digital platform – simply register or log in and access Slack, where the discussion will take place in the ‘General’ channel.

The first chat will focus on how Glasgow City Council uses open innovation practices to rethink how we design and deliver human-centred public services.

What: A live discussion about Glasgow’s experience of using open innovation to address pressing public health challenges

When: Thursday April 4, at 2pm BST

Where: The iKEN Slack general channel

Who: John Campbell, Development Officer, and Stevie McGowan, Creative Design Lead, from Glasgow City Council

Why: John and Stevie will share how the council is embracing open innovation (OI) practices in service design to support the city’s ambitious inclusive growth agenda; highlighting major OI programmes in digital telecare and public transport access

You’ll need to be a registered iKEN member to join the chat.