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Next seminar of RGCS London: 20th October

Please find below an invitation for the next seminar of RGCS London which will take place the 20th October (4 PM) at Cass Business School:


The topic will be « Public policies about entrepreneurship and innovation in London: just market-driven? »

Looking forward to meeting you all there!


Stefan, Hélène, Nathalie and François, co-coordinators of RGCS London

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Event of RGCS London: 17th June

Please find below the program of the next RGCS London which will take place the 17th June (4-6.30 PM) at Cass Business School

Invitation – RGCS London 17th June

The topic of this meeting will be: “Coworking spaces and coworking movements:  an overview of business models”

Looking forward to meeting you all


François, Stefan, Hélène, Nathalie and Yesh


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Event of RGCS London – 01/15

Event of RGCS London – 01/15

Dear all,

We are pleased to announce the next event of RGCS London, the 15th January, 9.00-16.00 at Cass Business School.

The topic will be: « Collaboration and Innovation in New Workplaces:coworking spaces and maker spaces in London »

Invitation can be accessed here:  Invitation – RGCS London 15th January 2016

Please confirm your registration at the following adress:

Looking forward to meeting you soon in London

François, Hélène, Stefan, Yesh & Nathalie, coordinators of RGCS London

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Event of RGCS London (seminar + Working Group): 15th January at Cass Business School

Event of RGCS London (seminar + Working Group): 15th January at Cass Business School

Innovation in New Workplaces: From Coworking Spaces to Fab Labs in London

The event will take place from 9 AM to 4.00 PM.

9.00-12.30: Research seminar based on three presentations about innovation in London’s collaborative spaces:

Welcome address: “The New places, Spaces and Business Models of Innovation: Back to Communities?” Stefan Haefliger and Alessandro Giudici (Cass Business School)

TechCity and New Promises of Innovation: a French View on the (Re)Configuration of a Field

by Sabine Carton (Université de Grenoble), François-Xavier de Vaujany (Université Paris-Dauphine) and Imad Haraoubia (Université de Grenoble)

Collaborative Spaces and their Affordance for Collaboration and Work Practices: Two Case Studies

by Julie Fabbri (Ecole Polytechnique)

Makerspaces, Coworking spaces, Fab labs, Innovation and Collaboration

Doctoral panel with Altair Marroquin-Cruz (Cass Business School), Andrea Jimenez (Royal Holloway) and Anouk Mukherjee (université Paris-Dauphine). Panel chair: Alessandro Giudici (Cass Business School) and Hélène … Read more

RGCS London Meetings: 22nd and 23rd of October

Friday 22nd October 2015, from 5 to 7 PM at the LSE, we will organize the first meeting of RGCS London about ‘Communication and Legitimacy in collaborative spaces’ (NAB 4.07).

The meeting will be managed by Magda Hercheui (UCL) and François-Xavier de Vaujany (UPD).

Friday 23rd October 2015, from 3 to 6 pm (room 2.47) at Kings College we are sharing new insghts.

The seminar will start with a presentation by Oliver Marlow, co-founder and Creative Director at Tilt Studio “Co-designing a space for collaboration and creativity: The case of maker spaces”

It will be followed by a presentation by Tuukka Toivonen (SOAS University of London) entitled: “Hubs & Labs: Sociological approaches to researching entrepreneurial spaces and collectivities”

This presentation will be followed by another presentation by François-Xavier de Vaujany and Anouk Mukherjee (Université Paris-Dauphine) entitled: “Maker spaces and their  trategies of legitimation in the city: an exploratory study in … Read more

Meetings in London and Paris

Our RGCS network now gathers 142 international researchers interested in collaborative practices and the tools, spaces and places (e.g. new open spaces, coworking spaces, fab labs, maker spaces, hacker spaces…) expected to host them. It is structured around three chapters in Paris, London and Montreal. Practitioners and managers of third-places are more than welcome to join our debates!

We are pleased to announce the following RGCS events in London and Paris.

In London, our next meeting will be the 8th July, 2.30 PM at the King’s College London (Room G.94). It will include a admin meeting among coordinators, following at 3.30 by a discussion with spaces owners and finishing with a research presentation based on a case study about Impact Hub. A tour of the Trampery Old Street will be also organized the 9th July at 10 AM.

In Paris, two meetings will be organized in September. First, a … Read more

Presentation of the project – 1st meeting

3 meetings have been organised over the month in London, Paris and Montreal. Thanks everyone for your contribution and feedbacks.

Please find below the links to access to the presentation and to the form.

– ppt for MTL presentation NETC

– Contact form

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