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Inspiring Minds: breakfast with David Hardman

3rd October 2017 at 7:30 am - 9:00 am

£18 – £20

‘Driving Birmingham’s knowledge economy and the role of self-interested altruism’

We are delighted to welcome Dr David Hardman to speak at October’s Inspiring Minds breakfast.

Birmingham’s economy has long been based on regional inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs – indeed the very foundations of the Lunar Society derives from these three tribes. As cities are again seen as the drivers of the national economy we should look at this legacy, not from a comforting historic perspective, but to recognise how those leaders drove Birmingham’s development during and after the Industrial Revolution. Look at how their ‘self-interested altruistic’ approach to business needs to be applied today in the digital-driven revolution that drives the 21st Century knowledge economy.

About the guest speaker: Dr David Hardman MBE is CEO of Innovation Birmingham, which is at the heart of the city’s digital and tech community. He has 20 years’ experience in knowledge transfer and promotes the development of knowledge-based businesses across a range of sectors including life sciences and, in Birmingham, digital technologies. He is the winner of Birmingham Young Professional of the Year’s 2017 ‘Inspiring Leader’.

Please make your choice of breakfast when you purchase your ticket. If you have any special dietary requirements, please email

Please book online following the instructions below. You can alternatively telephone The Lunar Society secretariat on 01564 82 1582. You can also e-mail your request to Please note, the office is open during normal working hours, Monday to Friday and is closed weekends and bank holidays.


3rd October 2017
7:30 am - 9:00 am
£18 – £20


The Alchemist
Colmore Row
Birmingham, B3 2DA
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